At BLUE Eagle Swim Team, the safety and protection of our athletes, staff and volunteers is of the utmost importance. With everyone’s cooperation and consideration, we can promote a safe environment where we can share in the joys of this wonderful sport! BLUE is committed to being a USA Swimming Safe Sport Recognized Club. To meet that goal, BLUE needs your help!


All adult non-athlete USA members and USA athletes over the age of 17 are required to complete this training annually. Click this link - USA Swimming Athlete Protection Training. Please be sure you are logged in to YOUR USA membership in order to get proper credit for completing this course.

For all athletes in our CADET, ROYAL and SENIOR group (those under 18) Click this link - Safe Sport Training for athletes Please be sure you are logged in to YOUR USA membership in order to get proper credit for completing this course.

For all parents/guardians Click this link - Safe Sport Training for Parents You do not have to be a USA member to take this course. You can register for these courses by following the non-member access prompts. Please make sure you select "Middle Atlantic Swimming" in the LSC drop down menu and then "Blue Eagle Swimming" in the club name drop down menu to receive credit for completing the course.


Other important links/resources:

USA Swimming Safe Sport Best Practices

USA Swimming Safe Sport homepage

Guidelines from USA Swimming for Reporting

 U.S. CENTER FOR SAFESPORT

 USA SWIMMING

 YOUR ORGANIZATION

For all issues dealing with:

Sexual Misconduct

Sexual Harassment

Sexually Explicit/Inappropriate  Communication through Social  Media

Report your concern to the U.S.  Center for Safe Sport using the  following: 

Call (720) 524-5640

Online Reporting Form

U.S. Center for SafeSport

For all issues dealing with:

Criminal Charges

Use, Sale, Distribution of Illegal Drugs

Physical Abuse or Emotional   Abuse

Report your concern to USA   Swimming using the following:

Online Reporting Form

Email USA Swimming

 

For all issues dealing with:

Peer to Peer Bullying

Adult to Athlete Bullying

Parent Issues

Violations of team rules and team code of conduct

Please make a report to your organization’s leadership. You can use the provided letter to assist you in beginning this process.

Letter of Correspondence

The BLUE Safety Chair is Jen Valvano. Jen can be reached at [email protected]

If you prefer to report to a non-Board member, you can contact our Compliance Committee at [email protected]

MANDATORY REPORTING RULE

Pursuant to federal law, all adults authorized to interact with minor or amateur athletes who learn of facts that give reason to suspect that a child has suffered an incident of child abuse, including sexual abuse, must make a report of the suspected abuse to law enforcement and/or your state’s designated agency within 24 hours.

It is every USA Swimming members responsibilities to promptly report any incident regarding sexual misconduct by a member to USA Swimming. Reporting must occur when an individual has firsthand knowledge of misconduct or where specific and credible information has been received from a victim or knowledgeable third part. Various state laws may also require reporting to law enforcement or to a designated child protection agency.

No member shall retaliate against any individual who has made a good faith report. False reporting of sexual misconduct made in bad faith is prohibited, and neither civil nor criminal statutes of limitation apply to reports of cases of sexual abuse.

Reporting can be difficult, if you need any advice or help in making your report, please contact USA Swimming Safe Sport Staff.