Safe Sport

USA Swimming is committed to fostering a fun, healthy, and safe environment for all its members, and in 2010, it formally implemented a comprehensive Safe Sport program to respond to and prevent instances of abuse and misconduct within the sport of swimming.  Since then USA Swimming Safe Sport has worked tirelessly to educate members, put policies in place, and empower LSCs and clubs to create the best possible environments for all members.

Team Policies: more coming soon...

MTV Swim Team MAAPP (Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy)

Bullying Prevention

Swimmer Code of Conduct

Parent/Guardian Code of Conduct

 

Links to Resources:

File Online Report

Athlete Protection Training  (Required for all adult members & athletes 18 and over.) 

www.uscenterforsafesport.org

Contact the USA Swimming and Center for Safe Sport: 

833-5US-SAFE (587-7233)

 

Additional Information:

USA Swimming requires all Athletes18 and older to complete the Athlete Protection Training  course
as part of MAAP (Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy). 
Swimmers who fail to complete the course,
will not be allowed to swim.

 

Online Training

FREE online Safe Sport for Athletes Online Course

This course is designed for athletes 12 and older and will cover:

  1. The basics of Safe Sport,

  2. Understanding the three types of boundaries, and

  3. What to do if you or someone you know is being harmed.

Parents and coaches can use the facilitation guide in the course to open up a conversation about Safe Sport and healthy boundaries. 

Preview the facilitation guide below.

USA SWIMMING MEMBERS may access the course via www.usaswimming.org/learn

NON-MEMBERS may access the course via learn.usaswimming.org 

For teams interested in further Safe Sport education and engagement, please visit www.usaswimming.org/toolkit.

 

Safe Sport for Parents - Athlete Protection Education

Required for all adult members (board members, coaches, etc.).

USA Swimming is committed to raising awareness about prevention of abuse in sport.  We believe that the first step to creating an empowered team environment is education.  

Our training will help you:

  • Understand the scope and effects of abuse in sport:
  • Recognize the signs of grooming behavior and boundary violations.
  • Understand how to establish boundaries and protect against false allegations.

Know how to react and report suspected abuse.

FREE TRAINING FOR PARENTS

Parents are a critical component to our overall goal of protecting children from sexual abuse. The comprehensive online programming includes information about how offenders operate; how to recognize and respond to boundary violations, myths and facts about child sexual abuse and USA Swimming’s Athlete Protection Policies and Procedures.

FOR USA SWIMMING MEMBERS: Access the training for parents at www.usaswimming.org/learn

If you are NOT a USA Swimming member, you can create a free non-member education account and access the courses at learn.usaswimming.org