New USA Swimming MAAPP Policy

Rob Emary
Jun 10, 2019

USA Swimming MAAPP

USA Swimming and Barrington Swim Club's top priority continues to be keeping our athletes safe. No form of abuse, including child sexual abuse, has a place in our sport. As a part of our continued commitment to safeguarding our athletes, USA Swimming has enacted enhancements to our Safe Sport policy and education requirements for all USA Swimming Clubs.

The U.S. Center for SafeSport (“the Center”), the separate, independent, organization that oversees all sexual misconduct reports in the Olympic and Paralympic Movement created the Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies to set a baseline for acceptable safety standards that limit one-on-one interactions between adults and minor athletes.

The Center urged all National Governing Bodies (NGBs) to add restrictions tailored to fit the sport. On April 29, 2019, USA Swimming released its Minor Athlete Protection Policy (MAAPP) addressing one-on-one interactions, social media and electronic communications, travel: local and team, locker rooms and changing areas and massages, rubdowns and athletic training modalities.  All USA Swimming member clubs are required to implement MAAPP in full by June 23, 2019.

We need every family to read and acknowledge the MAAPP Policy. Please if you have any question about this enhanced protection for our athletes and how BSC is doing everything we can to keep our swimming family safe please email me directly at Coachrob@swimbsc.org

Coach Rob

Policy: http://bit.ly/2KBIu4eBSC-MAAPP

Acknowledgment:  http://bit.ly/2Wr4il3-Consent