Safe Sport

Here at EGRA Waves, we strive to make your swimmer's protection and safety our highest priority. By working together as coaches, swimmers, parents, volunteers and officials, we can ensure all of our members are supported in a safe, positive and inclusive environment, both in and out of the pool. In order to protect our members, the EGRA Waves organization abides by all the policies set forth by USA Swimming through an organization called Safe Sport.

The U.S. Center for SafeSport is a national independent non-profit organization. The Center believes that all athletes deserve to participate in sports free from any form of emotional, physical and sexual misconduct. The Center provides response and resolution services within the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Movements and provides education and training to coaches, administrators, athletes, parents and sports organizations.


Safe Sport Resources

USA Swimming Athlete Protection Training

All non-athlete members of EGRA Waves and all adult athletes (ages 18+) are required to complete the Athlete Protection Training Course. This is a required course and must be completed anually.

All collegiate swimmers and 18&Older athletes must complete the training prior to their first practice with EGRA.

USA Swimming Bullying Prevention

Online bullying prevention course for adults.

Please click here for EGRA's Minor Athlete Abuse Protection Policy and Action Plan to Address Bullying.

USA Swimming Safe Sport

USA Swimming's website for all Safe Sport related information.

Safe Sport Training for Athletes

Safe Sport Training for Parents

All EGRA Parents and Athletes are encouraged to complete the training. To complete the training for credit to EGRA and our Safe Sport Recognition, please follow the links above and then select "Michigan Swimming", followed by "EGRA" from the pull down menu.

USA Swimming Safe Sport Best Practices

USA Swimming's best practices and guidelines to Safe Sport.

USA Swimming Code of Conduct

The mission of USA Swimming is to encourage participation and the pursuit of excellence in all aspects of swimming.

For the EGRA Parent Code of Conduct, please click here.

For the EGRA Athlete Code of Conduct, please click here.

For the EGRA Coaches Code of Conduct, please click here.

EGRA Team Handbook

Our Team Handbook includes all of our policies, code of conducts, and more information about how our team is structured.

Licensed Massage Therapist Consent Form

Minor Athlete Rooming with Adult Athlete Consent Form

Minor Athlete Traveling with Adult Athlete to Competition Consent Form

Minor Athlete Carpooling with Adult Athlete Consent Form


 

How to Deal with a Safe Sport Concern?

It can often feel intimidating or overwhelming to submit a concern that you have. Please use these guidelines as a first step to the "Where do I report a concern" question. You may also contact our EGRA Safe Sport Liason with the contact information provided below.

EGRA Safe Sport Liason

David Chandler                

safesport@egrawaves.com


If you have concerns with any of the following:

  • Sexual misconduct or sexual harrassment
  • Inappropriate sexual communication through social media
  • Inappropriate touching, lap sitting, rubdown or massages performed by a coach
  • Physical abuse
  • Use, sale, or distribution of illegal drugs
  • Coaches sharing rooms with athletes

Please contact the U.S. Center for Safe Sport to make a report. Use the online reporting form, call 720-524-5640, or find more information at www.uscenterforsafesport.org.

 

If you have concerns with any of the following:

  • Peer-to-peer bullying
  • Adult-to-athlete bullying
  • Violations to team rules or codes of conduct

Please make a report to our Head Coach and Board of Directors.