Safe Sport

Hinsdale Swim Club and USA Swimming are committed to the safety and well-being of all of our members, with the welfare of the athletes being our top priority.  In 2010, USA Swimming implemented a comprehensive Safe Sport program to respond to and prevent instances of abuse and misconduct within the sport of swimming.   

 

SAFE SPORT DOCUMENTS:

Safe Sport Handbook

Safe Sport Best Practices

Dealing with a Safe Sport Concern

Action Plan to Prevent Bullying

Preventing False Allegations

USA Swimming Code of Conduct

 

MINOR ATHLETE ABUSE PREVENTION POLICY:

Introduced in 2019, USA Swimming member clubs and LSCs are now required to implement the Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy in full. The Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy must be reviewed and agreed to in writing by all athletes, parents, coaches and other non-athlete members of member clubs on an annual basis with such written agreement to be retained by the club.  

Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (document)

THIS POLICY APPLIES TO:

  • All USA Swimming non-athlete members and adult athlete members;
  • Participating non-members (e.g., meet marshals, meet computer operators, timers, etc.);
  • LSC and club adult staff and board members; and
  • Any other adult authorized to have regular contact with or authority over minor athletes. Collectively “Applicable Adult(s)”

Acknowledgment and agreement to this policy is now part of our annual registration process. Thank you for your commitment to protecting those in your care.

MAAPP Education Documents:

Applicable Adults

One on One Interactions

Social Media and Electronic Communications

Travel

Locker Rooms and Changing Areas

Massages, Rubdowns and other Athletic Training Modalities

Athlete Protection Training for Adult Athletes (ages 18+)

Non-USA Swimming Activities

 

HSC ATHLETE AND FAMILY CODES OF CONDUCT

2019-2020 Swimmer Code of Conduct

2019-2020 Family Code of Conduct

 

NEW!  FREE SAFE SPORT TRAINING COURSES:

USA Swimming is offering free Safe Sport Training classes for parents and athletes:

Parent Course

Athlete Course (sensitive material included, recommended ages 12-17)