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Safe Sport National Office

(719) 866-4578

[email protected]

 

LCA Safe Sport Email:  [email protected].org  


Safe Sport Information

 

Safe Sport is USA Swimming’s abuse prevention effort.  USA Swimming is committed to fostering a fun, healthy, and safe environment for all it’s members.  The Safe Sport program has a wealth of resources, policies, best practices, tools and procedures to help empower you to create and maintain a healthy and safe environment for your athletes.

Our team has a Safe Sport Coordinator who meets with the swimmers once per month to discuss mock scenarios sent by USA Swimming and other topics recommended by swimmers.

  • What does this mean for our swim club?

All non-athlete members (coaches, officials, etc.) are subject to a criminal background check and a pre-employment screening, as well as complete USA Swimming’s Athlete Protection Training.  All member clubs are required to have athlete protection policies in place about travel, electronic communication, and anti-bullying.  Swim clubs have access to an arsenal of resources to assist the club leadership with implementing the best practices guidelines for athlete protection.

  • What is expected of me as the parent/guardian?

Communicate with your child, your child’s coaches and other parents.  Observe practices and help at meets and team events.  Know the standards of conduct for all coaches, volunteers, and athletes, and speak up if the standards are not being upheld.

  • Who do I contact if I have a concern?

LCA has a Safe Sport Committee whose members include:  The Safe Sport Coordinator; the Head Coach; and the Board President.  Reporting procedures:  If you have a concern or an issue to report, send the information to the safe sport email; [email protected].  The Safe Sport Committee will meet and discuss the concern.  The committee may contact you or other individuals involved.  The committee will decide next steps.  You may also report your concern directly to USA Swimming at the following link: 

            SAFE SPORT REPORTING FORM

Please remember all reports are kept confidential and we ask that if you have a concern that it is kept confidential as well.

  • How can I learn more?

USA Swimming has lots of resources for you as parents and for your swimmers such as educational videos that USA Swimming recommends watching.  Our website has safe sport policies we recommend members to read as well.


MAAPP Policy & Acknowledgement

***All swimmers, parents and members must have a signed acknowledgement form on file.  Forms must be updated annually.

LCA Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP)

LCA MAAPP Acknowledgement Form


Permission Forms

***Signed forms must be on file prior to activity.  Email signed forms to [email protected].

LCA Travel Permission Form

LCA Shared Lodging Permission Form

LCA Healthcare Provider 1 on 1 Interaction Permission Form

LCA Massage Therapist Permission Form


Safe Sport Training

***All parents and swimmers age 12 & over must complete the online training.

Athletes age 12 and over can watch the Safe Sport Training for Athletes video.  This training is designed to help you and your athlete understand the dynamics of appropriate boundaries, healthy relationships as well as a safe, positive team culture reinforced by USA Swimming's Safe Sport policies.

12 & Over Training

Parents who are not USA Swimming members have a different training vidoe.  You will need to provide an email address and club code (INCLA) to create a registered account before you can access the training.  While you are asked to purchase the training it is free.

Safe Sport Training for Parents


Policies

 

USA Swimming Code of Conduct

LCA Parent Code of Conduct

 

LCA Anti-Bullying Policy

LCA Safe Sport Best Practices.

LCA Grievance Policy