The Greensboro Community YMCA (aka the GCY Makos) Coaches and Administrators all have the best interest of your child in mind.  It is our goal that not only do they enjoy the personal reward and physical benefits of the sport of swimming, but as our mission statement declares…that they develop the traits of integrity, self-esteem and caring through the sport of swimming.  

USA Swimming, YUSA Swimming, the City of Greensboro, and the YMCA of Greensboro all of which GCY is a member believe in Safe Sport.  We are committed to fostering a fun, healthy, and safe environment for all its members. Safe Sport programs are designed to respond to and prevent instances of abuse and misconduct within the sport of swimming.  We want to educate our members, and put policies in place to create the best possible environments for all members.

Full implementation of the Safe Sport Program involves:

Policies and Guidelines

Safe Sport Best Practice Guidelines

  • Screening and Selection:
    • All Employees of GCY are required to go through pre-screening and a background check through both USA Swimming and the YMCA
  • Training and Education
    • Coaches, Officials and Administrators of GCY as well as any athlete 18 and Older must go through Athlete Protection Training from USA Swimming
    • All swimmers 12 & Older are encouraged to take the Safe Sport for Athlete course from USA Swimming
    • All parents are encourage to take the Safe Sport for Parents course offered through USA Swimming
  • Recognizing, Responding, and Reporting
    • Use this link to learn about who/what/when to report a concern:
    • Contact the U.S. Center for Safe Sport to make a report.  Use the online reporting form, call 833-5US-SAFE (587-7233), or find more information at
    • Contact the GCY Safe Sport Coordinator, Cynthia Shannon, at
      [email protected] or 336-478-9631.

The GCY Staff also follow the Safe Sport Act of 2018 - requiring reporting of any incident or suspected incident of Child Abuse.