MAINE SWIMMING SAFE SPORT

Chair: Karin Tonello - NEW EMAIL [email protected]

*MAINE SWIMMING MAAPP 2.0 DOCUMENT*

Contact Information and how to report a concern:

For information on how to deal with or report a concern, here's who to contact:

 

 

 

MINOR ATHLETE ABUSE PROTECTION POLICY (MAAPP)

  • The MAAPP addresses one-on-one interactions, social media and electronic communications, travel, locker rooms and changing areas and massages, rubdowns and athletic training modalities. Every USA Swimming club, Zone and LSC is required to implement the MAAPP in full. HERE is MESI’s MAAPP policy.
  • Each club MUST adopt the MAAPP policy (only customizing the club name), post it to their dedicated Safe Sport page and have all members and coaches acknowledge they that have read it. Most clubs have found that it’s easiest to do this during their registration process.

 

 

ONLINE TRAINING:

  • Here are step-by-step instructions on how to access online APT courses.
  • Annual Athlete Protection Training (APT) is required for athletes 18 years and older. This is universally enforced at all sanctioned and approved USA meets. The training course must be taken each year and can be accessed HERE.
  • To become Safe Sport certified or re-certified, a minimum of 10% of the club’s athletes AND parents will need to take APT training. They can take the course on their own HERE OR you can hold a group session with your club’s Head Coach and Safe Sport Coordinator. At this group session, play the APT course, answer any questions your athletes may have and take attendance (have each athlete print and sign their name). This list can then be sent to USA Swimming and you get credit for holding the athlete training. Email [email protected] with any questions.
  • Every coach and member of a club’s board of directors, must also take the refresher course annually. Go to the USAS website and once logged in, follow the steps and click on the training called Parent’s Guide to Misconduct in Sport.

 

 

USA Swimming Safe Sport Club Toolkit:

  • To start the Safe Sport Recognition Program (SSRP) process, you need to log into your Club Portal. HERE are step-by-step instructions.
  • Safe Sport requires that all USA Swimming member clubs have certain policies in place and they must be reviewed and agreed upon on an annual basis. The Safe Sport toolkit has templates, policy examples and best practices to help you get started. You can also reach out to the MESI Safe Sport Chair with any questions at [email protected].
  • To date, 82% of MESI clubs have completed the SSRP. Visit the MESI Clubs page for a list of Maine teams that are Safe Sport recognized. Clubs receive $250 each time they complete their certification (every 2 years).

 

 

Resources for Meet Hosts:

Pre-Meet Risk Assessment Checklist

 

MESI COPPA POLICY

This website is a general audience website.

While we encourage members to browse our website, we also wish to educate parents and children about issues of privacy when visiting our site. As a result, we are committed to full compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA) and the USA-S Swimming Privacy Policy.

COPPA applies to individually identifiable information about a child that is collected on line, such as full name, home address, email address, telephone number or any other information that would allow someone to identify or contact the child. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is the enforcing authority.

Click here to go to the FTC page to learn more about COPPA.

Click here to read MESI's COPPA Policy