Iowa Swimming Safe Sport Chair    
Jen Matthews
USA Swimming Safe Sport landing page @swimsafesport  (twitter)
USA-S Director of Safe Sport Abigail Howard
USA-S Safe Sport Senior Manager Liz Hahn
USA-S Safe Sport Education Specialist Maggie Vail

   If interested in serving on the Iowa Swimming Safe Sport Committee.  Please contact the ISI Office

Deal with a Safe Sport concern

ATHLETE PROTECTION TRAINING - Required ANNUAL training for Non-Athlete members AND Adult Athlete members of USA Swimming.



Mandatory Policies:

Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP) - all USA Swimming member organizations required to update their policies to reflect MAAPP by 6/23/2019 For Acknowledgement of Policy, FAQs, Permission Forms, webinars, and other info, please click HERE

Childrens Online Privacy Protection ActCOPPA Policy - Editable copy for Clubs 

Recommended Policies
Model Photography Policy 
Code of Conduct Model Policies     Athletes      Coaches      Parents

Additional Resource Guides

USA Swimming Cultural Inclusion Resource Guides
Best Practices for Safe-Sport with Athletes with Disabilities

USA Swimming LGBTQ Resources
Recommended Practices for Gender Diverse Minor Athletes    



SAFE SPORT ARTICLES, PRESENTATIONS & FACILITATION SCRIPTS  For additional information, tools and resources, please visit the USA Swimming website, and contact any of the individuals on the table above with questions or concerns.

What is Swim Assist?    PDF

Important Safe Sport Updates from USA Swimming - March 13, 2018
USA Swimming Safe Sport BOD Report March 2018

Center for Safe Sport - Parent Toolkit May 2018


Free Training for Athletes (this is NOT the course for 18&Over atheltes. 18&Over athletes take the Mandatory Training for Non-Athlete & Adult Athlete Members)
Free Training for Parents
Bullying Prevention
5 Tips for Parents
Know your APCs:  Access Privacy, Control
2015 Meet Admin Safe Sport Resources Guide

Healthy versus UnHealthy Relationships:
Great Download for clubs to share
Website with videos to educate Age Group Swimmers

About Bill S.534 The Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017
Increase awareness to reduce the risk of abuse 1/27/2016   Slides
What Would You Do:  Scenario Training 11/4/2015    Slides
Shallow Water Blackout w/Bob Bowman 12/10/2014    Slides
Article:  Why Bullying is the New Boy  Who Credit Wolf 
Conflict, Bullying and Team Culture for Athletes      Power Point

SwimMAC Social Media Presentation     Power Point
Safe Sport Introduction for Parents      Power Point
Peer-PeerAbuse Prevention  -2013 Convention Presentation
How To Beat Bullying - 6/25/2013    Adobe Connect link to presentation
Safe Sport:  Anti-Bullying Policies and Electronic Communication - 12/17/2012