Member Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP) for 18+ Swimmers

CJ Musser
Jun 18, 2019

USA Swimming has announced some enhancements to our Safe Sport policy and education requirements as part of our continued commitment to safeguarding our athletes. USA Swimming’s top priority continues to be keeping our athletes safe. Part of the updated policies is the new implementation of a Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAP), which will not only apply to coaches and other adults working with the Silver Dolphins, but now will also include all Silver Dolphin registered swimmers who at 18 years of age or older. Click here for some helpful FAQs on the new policies. 

How will adult athletes be notified?

  • 30 days prior to turning 18, athlete member will receive an email notification to complete Athlete Protection Training (APT)
  • On 18th birthday, athlete member will receive an email notification to complete APT 
  • 30 days after turning 18, athlete member will receive email notification to complete APT
  • A grace period of 30 days after the athlete member turns 18 will be in place to complete the requirement

If an adult athlete does not complete the APT online course:

  • Athlete member’s record will be flagged if not completed (the same as it currently does with non-athletes) 
  • Error messages will appear on meet recon reports if athlete member has not completed APT (something like “Athlete has not completed APT”) 
  • Deck Pass member card will not be available if athlete has not completed APT (the same as it currently works with all other member types who are not in good standing) 
  • If an athlete’s Deck Pass and/or member record are flagged for not completing APT, they will NOT be able to compete; however, it won’t prevent them from entering a meet

Athletes 18 years or older - Click here to complete the required online Athlete Protection Training 

Athletes 12 - 17 years of age - Click here for free Safe Sport training for minor athletes

Click here to view our more details on LESD's team policies