Merritt Swimming’s Safe Sport Coordinator – Andrew Snyder   [email protected]


Merritt Swimming and its coaches, officials, and volunteers are committed to providing our swimmers with a safe and secure environment in which to practice, compete, and enjoy the sport of swimming. We fully endorse and support USA Swimming’s Safe Sport and Safety programs by providing training, policy guidelines, reporting channels, and other resources for our clubs and members.

Merritt Swimming’s Safe Sport Program


Safe Sport focuses on creating a secure environment for our swimmers and non-athlete members that is free from abuse of any kind including sexual abuse, bullying, and inappropriate communications.

USA Swimming’s Safe Sport program  provides comprehensive information for clubs, coaches, members, swimmers, and parents. The Club Tool Kit includes the  Safe Sport Policies and Guidelines which outlines required policies and best safe sport practices for members and clubs and free online education programs  for coaches, officials, parents, and swimmers.

The  USA Swimming Code of Conduct  requires any individual with credible information involving sexual misconduct to report that information to our Safe Sport Program staff.  USA Swimming provides an online form for confidential reporting of sexual misconduct, bullying, inappropriate communications, or code of conduct violations. Please be aware that in Maryland everyone has a duty to report suspected child abuse to law enforcement. Contact your county’s Division of Social Services or the Special Victims unit at your police station for more information about reporting. If an incident involving child sexual abuse occurs outside of Maryland, please also contact law enforcement in the municipality in which the incident occurred.

MD Swimming Safe Sport Chair - Sondra Hunt   Contact information:  [email protected]  

USA Swimming and US Center for Safe Sport Contact & Reporting Information


USA Swimming Safe Sport 

(833) 58-7233

Deal with a Safe Sport Concern

US Center for Safe Sport 

(720) 524-5640
Online Reporting Form
Safe Sport Website 



See attached Safe Sport MAAPP