USA Swimming Safe Sport Program

USA Swimming is committed to providing a healthy and positive environment free from abuse for all its members.  USA Swimming’s Safe Sport program, a comprehensive abuse prevention program, consists of a multi-layered approach to keep kids safe, including required policies and best practice guidelines; mandatory screening, including criminal background checks and employment screening; training and education; monitoring, supervision, and mandatory reporting.  These measures are informed by experts in the field of child safety and are among the strongest safeguards found in youth-serving organizations.


Safe Sport Best Practice Guidelines


Athlete Protection Training Requirements for Adult Athletes

All adult swimmers are required to complete USA Swimming's Athlete Protection Training within 30 days of their 18th birthday to be eligible to practice and compete.


Safe Sport Requirements for Non-Athlete Members of USA Swimming

Starting January 1, 2022, the following individuals must be non-athlete members of USA Swimming:

  • Adult employees of USA Swimming, Local Swimming Committees (LSCs) and member clubs;
  • Adults serving on the board of directors of USA Swimming, LSCs and member clubs;
  • Individuals in a position of oversight over the operations of a member club;
  • Adults with an ownership interest in a member club;
  • Referees, starters, administrative officials, chief judges, stroke and turn judges, meet marshals; and
  • Other volunteers who interact directly and frequently with or have authority over athletes (as defined in the SafeSport Code for the Olympic and Paralympic Movement) as a regular part of their duties.

These individuals are required to register as USA Swimming non-athlete “Other” members and must complete Athlete Protection Training (APT) and a USA Swimming background screen.

Reporting Information:

USA Swimming: (719) 866-4578  Deal with a Safe Sport Concern


U.S. Center for Safe Sport:   online reporting form, call (720) 524-5640, or find more information at

Safe Sport Club Coordinator: Corey Babka ([email protected])