The Helena Lions and USA Swimming are committed to fostering a fun, healthy, and safe environment for all its members. We implemented USA Swimming's program, initiated in 2010 to formally implement 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.

 

USA Swimming Safe Sport

  1.  USA Swimming Safe Sport Website 
  2.  Call: (719)866-4578

 

U.S Center for Safe Sport:

  1.  Deal with a Safe Sport Concern 
  2. Call: 833-5US-SAFE (833-587-7233), 
  3. Additional information:  https://uscenterforsafesport.org​

 

Helena Lions Safe Sport Coordinators

  1. Jennifer [email protected]
  2. Guillermo [email protected]

 

Safe Sport Best Practices Guidelines 

HLST Code of Conduct

HLST MAAPP

HLST MAAPP Acknowledgement Form

Athlete Protection Policy

Team Travel Form

Motor Vehicle Permission Form

Liability Release Idemnification and Permission for Minor Travel

Medical Authorization Form

Permission for an Unrelated Adult Athlete to share the same Lodging with a Minor

Permission for an Unrelated Adult to Travel to Competition with a Minor

 

Learning Opportunities

 

Online Safe Sport for ParentsThis Safe Sport online course for parents (Parent's Guide to Misconduct in Sport) provides an introduction to Safe Sport, abuse, and reporting information. The course is available to both members and non-members of USA Swimming and is free. The course is optional, however, our club receives points toward USA Swimming Safe Sport Recognition based on the percentage of registered households that have completed it. Get registered and take the course here.

Online Safe Sport for Athletes - This Safe Sport online training for athletes (Safe Sports for Athletes) provides an introduction to Safe Sport, healthy boundaries, and how to speak up about misconduct, abuse, and the behaviors that lead to abuse. The course is free and optional, however, our club receives points toward USA Swimming Safe Sport Recognition based on the percentage of registered athletes in our club that have completed it. Get registered and take the course here.

 

LSC Safe Sport

Montana Swimming has established the position of Safe Sport Coordinator (LSC Safe Sport Chair Brenda Huckert). Brenda is responsible for the implementation and coordination of the USA Swimming Safe Sport Programs at the LSC level and serves as the liaison between the USA Swimming Director of Safe Sport (Elizabeth Hahn) and the LSC. This position is critical to providing an all-important communication link between USA Swimming and the LSC on all Safe Sport matters. Brenda can be contacted by emailing [email protected].

USA Swimming’s 2,700 Clubs, as independent businesses, are responsible for abiding by USA Swimming’s Rules and Policies surrounding Safe Sport. We all have a role to play in creating a healthy setting for sport. Safe Sport helps raise awareness about misconduct in sport, promote open dialogue, and provide training and resources. When we work as a team, we can build a game plan to make sports safe for everyone