CVAC Safe Sport Policy

Safe Sport is USA Swimming’s (USAS) program to eliminate sexual abuse and misconduct in our sport. CVAC Swimming embraces this program for the same reason. Neither sexual abuse nor misconduct are tolerated by USAS or CVAC. As, then President of USAS, Tim Hinchey stated “The key aspect to the success of the Safe Sport program is for every member to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity that might be a violation of our Code of Conduct. We simply cannot assume that those being abused will voluntarily come forward, even if given the opportunity to do so in a confidential manner.

Full implementation of the Safe Sport Program involves six key components:

  1. Policies and Guidelines
  2. Screening and Selection
  3. Training and Education
  4. Monitoring and Supervision
  5. Recognizing, Responding, and Reporting
  6. Grassroots Engagement and Feedback

By virtue of CVAC’s Code of Conduct, Policies and Procedures and this program page, CVAC is committed to providing our participants a safe environment to thrive in our program.


CVAC Swimming Reporting Procedure

Members of CVAC need to feel confident their concerns are being listened to by our staff. Please follow the procedure below is your suspect there is a Bullying Incident and/or other Safe Sport concerns:

  1. Swimmer and/or parent should notify the swimmer’s coach of incidents involving peer to peer bullying, adult to athlete bullying, parent issues, or violation of team rules or team code of conduct.
  2. Swimmer’s coach will address the situation with involved parties and notify the Head Coach.
  3. Depending on the incident and what was found through investigation of the incident, disciplinary action will occur.
  4. The Coach and Head Coach will meet with involved parties.
  5. A CVAC Incident Report will be filled out and electronically stored.
  6. For all issues dealing with sexual misconduct, sexual harrassment, or sexually explicit/inappropriate communication through social media, report your concern to the U.S. Center For Safe Sport using the following information:
  7. For all issues dealing with criminal misconduct, use or distribution of illegal drugs, and physical and emotional abuse please report your concern to USA Swimming using the following information:
  8. CVAC Safe Sport Coordinator, Gus Schnell, can be contacted via [email protected] with any questions, concerns, or to make a report.

Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy

CVAC Swimming follows USA Swimming’s MAAPP. Click here for more details on this policy.


On-Line Safe Sport Education

Members of CVAC are encouraged to become familiar with Safe Sport and Safe Sport policies and procedures. CVAC recommends all swimmers and parents take the on-line education course below.

Additional Resources and Information