SAFE SPORT

USA SWIMMING - SAFE SPORT

NDAC has acheived USA Swimming Safe Sport Recognized Club status.

NDAC is extremely proud of the positive club culture our coaches, swimmers and families have created and nurtured over the past 25 years.

NDAC strives to create a safe, healthy and supportive team-family environment which allows all of our athletes to develop to their maximum potential both in and out of the pool.

USA Swimming Safe Sport Recognized Club

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Safe Sport is USA Swimming's comprehensive abuse prevention program.

USA Swimming believes that every child has the right to a safe swimming environment that is free from any type of bullying or abuse. Swimmers should be able to work hard, pursue their goals, make friends, benefit from good coaching, and celebrate achievements without worrying about being in an abusive situation.

The relationships developed through the sport of swimming can be some of the most positive and lasting relationships in a young person's life. Coaches often become trusted mentors and valuable role models. Teammates become life-long friends.  

USA Swimming's Safe Sport Program provides model policies for clubs to demonstrate their commitment to creating a safe, healthy, and positive environment for all of their members through the development and implementation of Athlete Protection Policies, Safe Sport Best Practices, and Safe Sport education for athletes, parents, coaches and all club members.


All NDAC Coaches, Officials, Swimmers and key Parent Board Officers and are registered members of USA Swimming.

NDAC's Safe Sport Club Coordinator
Howard Dorner
EMAIL

USA Swimming Safe Sport Best Practices

USA Swimming Code of Conduct

USA Swimming Safe Sport

 USA SWIMMING and U.S. CENTER FOR SAFE SPORT
Contact + Reporting Information

USA SWIMMING

(719) 866-4578

Deal with a Safe Sport Concern

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U.S. CENTER FOR SAFE SPORT

To Make a Report:

Use the Online Reporting Form

Call (720) 524-5640

Find more information at www.safesport.org

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USA SWIMMING - MINOR ATHLETE ABUSE PROTECTION POLICY (MAAPP)

On April 29, 2019, USA Swimming released its Minor Athlete Protection Policy (MAAPP).
The policy stems from requirements imposed on USA Swimming by the U.S. Center for SafeSport.

USA Swimming member clubs and LSCs are required to implement the MAAPP in full by June 23, 2019.

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USA Swimming Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP)

USA SWIMMING MAAPP Information Page

NDAC MAAPP ACKNOWLEDGMENT
is a required Agreement to complete NDAC's Registration Process.

NDAC Registrants must acknowledge their understanding and commitment that ALL Swimmers and Parents/Guardians associated with their family's NDAC Membership MUST review and agree to the full USA Swimming Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP).

An electronic signature of this acknowledgment is a requirement of membership in Northern Dutchess Aquatic Club and USA Swimming.

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In addition to the USA Swimming MAAPP, Safe Sport recommends that all USA Swimming member clubs have the following policies in place:

All NDAC Swimmers, Parents/Guardians and Coaches should familiarize themselves with and follow these guidelines, policies and codes of conduct. Please review these policies and discuss them with your swimmer(s).

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NDAC Code Of Conduct - Parents and Swimmers

NDAC Code of Conduct - Coaches

NDAC Action Plan to Address Bullying

NDAC Photography Policy Consent Form

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USA SWIMMING - FREE SAFE SPORT ONLINE COURSES

USA Swimming provides FREE online Safe Sport courses:

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Athlete Protection Training
3 Courses are Required:
• Sexual Misconduct Awareness Education
• Mandatory Reporting
• Emotional and Physical Misconduct

NEW REQUIREMENT
All non-athlete USA Swimming Members and all adult athletes (18+) must complete Athlete Protection Training each year.
Click HERE for more information about this requirement
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Safe Sport Training For Minor Athletes
Online course for athletes 12-17 years old covers:
• Safe Sport basics

• Understanding the three types of boundaries
• What to do if you or someone you know is being harmed
NDAC strongly encourages all NDAC swimmers to complete this course.
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Safe Sport Training For Parents
NDAC strongly encourages all NDAC parents to complete this course.
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Safe Sport Activity Book
for swimmers ages 6-11