LOUISIANA SWIMMING

USA Swimming is committed to fostering a fun, healthy, and safe environment for all of its members. Safe Sport also provides policies, education, a reporting structure, and tools that are intended to serve our members as we work together to maintain this environment.

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How to Report a Safe Sport Concern:

click HERE to be directed to the USA Swimming Safe Sport page for contacts and submission guidelines.

  • Mandatory Reporting Rule
  • Issues related to Bullying (Peer to Peer & Adult to Peer), Parent Issues, and Violation of Team Rules/Code of Conduct should be directed to the Club's Head Coach or Lead Team Administrator.
  • Any issues related to Safe Sport may also be brought to Louisiana Swimming Safe Sport Coordinator - John Janszen, to assist with direction and steps needed to be taken.

Each LA LSC club is encouraged to have a Club Safe Sport Coordinator. It is also suggested that each club have a designated Safe Sport section on their Team Website.

Club Safe Sport Coordinator:
The purpose of the Club Safe Sport Coordinator is to identify, plan, and execute efforts to raise awareness for Safe Sport within the club’s coaches, parents, athletes, and volunteers. Selection and Term of Service shall be determined by each club.
 
Requirements:
  1. Be a registered non-athlete member of USA Swimming;
  2. Successfully pass the required USA Swimming criminal background check ;
  3. Complete the USA Swimming athlete protection training
Responsibilities :
  1. Serve on Club Board of Directors/Reports directly to the Owner/Head Coach/President
  2. Be a resource for the club on how to create and foster positive Safe Sport culture.
  3. Work with Club Leadership to:
    1. Update Club Safe Sport website content
    2. Include Safe Sport information/fliers in Club meet information, heat sheets, meet packets, etc.
    3. Coordinate the successful completion of the Safe Sport Certified Club application
  4. Works with new athletes and parents to:
    1. Educate them about the Safe Sport Program
    2. Encourage participation in online Athlete Protection Training
  5. Organize in-person training.
    1. Secure trainer
    2. Coordinate logistics: room/location, refreshments, communicate date/time/location
  6. Solicit and receive feedback and suggestions on the Safe Sport policies and programs from the club’s membership and provide that feedback to the LSC’s Safe Sport Chair.

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