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USA Swimming is committed to fostering a fun, healthy, and safe environment for all its members, and in 2010, it formally implemented a comprehensive Safe Sport program to respond to and prevent instances of abuse and misconduct within the sport of swimming.  Since then USA Swimming Safe Sport has worked tirelessly to educate members, put policies in place, and empower LSCs and clubs to create the best possible environments for all members.

Full implementation of the Safe Sport Program involves six key components:

  1. Policies and Guidelines
  2. Screening and Selection
  3. Training and Education
  4. Monitoring and Supervision
  5. Recognizing, Responding, and Reporting
  6. Grassroots Engagement and Feedback

The USA Swimming site has tools such as dealing with a concern, a club tool kit, background check information, code of conduct policies and more.  Please visit this link for the most up to date information.

USA Swimming and U.S. Center for Safe Sport Contact & Reporting Information 

How to Deal with a Safe Sport Concern

Phone (719) 866-4578  

To make a report, use the U.S. Center for Safe Sport online reporting form, call (720) 524-5640, or find more information HERE

Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP)

USA Swimming Member clubs were required to implement the USA Swimming Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP) in full by June 23, 2019. MAAPP contains five sections: one-on-one interactions, travel, social media and electronic communications, locker rooms and changing areas and massage, rubdowns and athletic training modalities. Please read below for the Policy and other education materials. Visit USA Swimming for more information.

Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention - Full Policy

Acknowledgement of Policy

Electronic Communication Policy

USA Swimming letter to membership

Educational Documents

APT Requirement for Adult Athletes 18&Over FAQ

APT Training Page 18&O Athletes and Non Athlete USA Swimming Members

Applicable Adults FAQ

Team Travel FAQ

Social Media and Communications FAQ

One on One Interactions FAQ

Safe Sport Training and Education

Safe Sport Training for Athletes: 12&Over Online Course

Safe Sport for Parents: Online Course

Documents & Downloads

MAAPP Acknowledgement

Best Practice Guidelines

Image Release

Reporting Policy

PAC Action Plan to address bullying