What is SafeSport?

The U.S. Center for SafeSport is a nonprofit organization committed to ending all forms of abuse in sport. This includes bullying, harassment, hazing, physical abuse, emotional abuse, and sexual misconduct and abuse. Their mission is to make athlete well-being the centerpiece of our culture, and to ensure every athlete is safe, supported, and strengthened through sport.

USA Swimming is committed to providing a healthy and positive environment free from abuse for all its members.  USA Swimming’s Safe Sport program, a comprehensive abuse prevention program, consists of a multi-layered approach to keep kids safe, including required policies and best practice guidelines; mandatory screening, including criminal background checks and employment screening; training and education; monitoring, supervision, and mandatory reporting.  These measures are informed by experts in the field of child safety and are among the strongest safeguards found in youth-serving organizations.

SafeSport is an important partner of USA Swimming and Indiana Swim Club. Indiana Swim Club uses these important guidelines and training resources to prevent abuse in all forms. 

 

DEAL WITH A SAFE SPORT CONCERN

WHERE TO START WITH MY CONCERN

When making the decision to report a concern you have, it can often feel intimidating and overwhelming. Information is available at the USA Swimming website under Deal with a Safe Sport Concern. Please use the guidelines under REPORTING AN ISSUE to help you on the first step. Staff members will talk through your concern, answer your questions and connect you with the correct people.

Dave Hormell is the current ISC Safe Sport Coordinator. He can be reached at [email protected].

To report a concern directly to USA Swimming, please contact  (719) 866-4578 or visit Deal with a Safe Sport Concern.

To report a concern directly to the U.S. Center for Safe Sport to make a report, use the online reporting form, call 833-5US-SAFE (587-7233), or find more information at safesporthelpline.org