Anti-Bullying

USA Swimming and its Safe Sport program are committed to fostering a fun, healthy, and safe environment for all of its members. To help increase awareness and reduce the risk of abuse, Safe Sport has launched a new online course to help parents and coaches identify and address bullying behaviors.

The online program is free for USA Swimming non-athlete members. It can be accessed at here.


Lessons include:
 

  • How to define bullying
  • Why bullying is a problem
  • What the different types of bullying are
  • How bullying happens
  • How to prevent an athlete from being bullied
  • How to manage conflict between the individuals involved


Bullying behaviors lead to a negative team environment if not handled properly and quickly. Unfortunately, they can be alarmingly normal in youth sports settings.