Safe Sport

Click Below to get valuable information on how to keep our sport safe!

Cardinal Aquatics and USA Swimming are committed to providing a healthy and positive environment free from abuse for all its members.  The 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. For more information see USA Swimming's Safe Sport Page

The USA Swimming Code of Conduct requires any individual with credible information involving sexual misconduct to report that information to our Safe Sport Program staff.  USA Swimming provides an online form for confidential reporting of sexual misconduct, bullying, inappropriate communications, or code of conduct violations. Please be aware that in KY everyone has a duty to report suspected child abuse to law enforcement. Contact your county’s Division of Social Services or the Special Victims unit at your police station for more information about reporting. If an incident involving child sexual abuse occurs outside of KY, please also contact law enforcement in the municipality in which the incident occurred.

Education is key – Learn to spot warning signs  https://www.usaswimming.org/safe-sport/recognize

Dealing With a Concern

When making the decision to report a concern you have, it can often feel intimidating and overwhelming. Please use these guidelines to help you on the first step “Where do I report?” Please use the provided links which will additionally help you get in touch with the appropriate people.

Reporting information: U.S. Center for Safe Sport to make a report.  Use the online reporting form, call (720) 524-5640, or find more information at www.uscenterforsafesport.org

Safe Sport Coordinator for Cardinal Aquatics–

Coach Amy Albiero, (502) 802-1990  and Dr. Chris Krieg (312) 504-5229

Southern Zone Safe Sport Chair, Ceci Christy, [email protected], (404)-219-6915

Minor Athlete Abuse Protection Policy (MAAPP) for Cardinal Aquatics.  More information on Minor Athlete Abuse Protection

Best Practices: 

Cardinal Aquatics Safe Sport Best Practice Guidelines

Cardinal Aquatics Safe Sport Handbook of Policies

Cardinal Aquatics Action Plan to Address Bullying

Cardinal PARENT Code of Conduct

Cardinal COACHES Code of Conduct

Cardinal ATHLETES Code of Conduct

Cardinal Grievance Policy

Cardinal Aquatics Photography Policy

Cardinal Social Media & Electronic Communications

PARENT CONSENT FORMS:

Massage Therapist or other Licensed Health Provider

Permission for Unrelated Adult to share Lodging with Minor Athlete

Permission for Unrelated Adult to give Local Transportation to Minor Athlete

Permissions for Unrelated Adult to Travel to Competition with Minor Athlete