Waves of Wilmington

SafeSport

Safe Sport Logo ShieldSAFE SPORT

Click here or on the Safe Sport logo on the left to visit the USA Swimming Safe Sport homepage.

Waves of Wilmington, its coaches, officials, and volunteers are committed to providing our swimmers with a safe and secure environment in which to practice, compete, and enjoy the sport of swimming. We fully endorse and support USA Swimming’s Safe Sport and Safety programs by providing training, policy guidelines, reporting channels, and other resources for our members.

SafeSport focuses on creating a secure environment for our swimmers and non-athlete members that is free from abuse including sexual abuse, bullying, and inappropriate communications.

USA Swimming’s Safe Sport program provides comprehensive information for clubs, coaches, members, swimmers, and parents. The Club Tool Kit includes the Safe Sport Policies and Guidelines which outlines required policies and best safe sport practices for members and clubs and free online education programs for coaches, officials, parents, and swimmers. Please click here to initiate a background check.

The USA Swimming Safe Sport Committee compiled the following document that coaches and officials can use to educate themselves and as a reference when questioned about USA Swimming’s efforts to protect young athletes.  It includes the Safe Sport Authorization Act as well as a history of Safe Sport at USA Swimming.

The USA Swimming Code of Conduct requires any individual with credible information involving sexual misconduct to report that information to our Safe Sport Program staff.  USA Swimming provides an online form for confidential reporting of sexual misconduct, bullying, inappropriate communications, or code of conduct violations. Please be aware that in North Carolina everyone has a duty to report suspected child abuse to law enforcement. Contact your county’s Division of Social Services or the Special Victims unit at your police station for more information about reporting. If an incident involving child sexual abuse occurs outside of North Carolina, please also contact law enforcement in the municipality in which the incident occurred.

USA Swimming and NC Swimming Safe Sport contacts:

Safe Sport Program Coordinator, Liz Hahn, ehahn@usaswimming.org, 719-866-3542.

Southern Zone Safe Sport Chair, Ceci Christy, ceci30327@gmail.com, 404-219-6915

NC Safe Sport Coordinator, Rebecca Landre, safetychair@ncswim.org

WOW Safe Sport Chair: Emily Reiniche, ereiniche@gmail.com

 

WOW Policies:

WOW MAAPP

WOW Social Media and Electronic Communication Policy

WOW Swimmer Travel Policy

WOW Locker Room Policy

WOW Parent Code of Conduct

WOW Swimmer Code of Conduct

WOW Policy on Reporting Sexual Misconduct

 

Resources:

MAAPP: https://www.usaswimming.org/utility/landing-pages/minor-athlete-abuse-prevention-policy

 

How to report https://www.usaswimming.org/articles-landing-page/2017/05/08/safe-sport-report

 

USA swimming policies  https://www.usaswimming.org/articles-landing-page/2017/04/06/2017-athlete-protection-policies

 

Training for (under 18) athletes https://www.usaswimming.org/articles-landing-page/2017/04/05/free-safe-sport-training-for-athletes

 

Training for (18 and over) athletes https://www.usaswimming.org/utility/landing-pages/safe-sport/apt

 

Training for parents https://www.usaswimming.org/articles-landing-page/2017/02/16/safe-sport-for-parents

 

Bulling prevention https://www.usaswimming.org/articles-landing-page/2017/02/16/bullying-prevention

 

Report a Safe Sport Concern

Safe Sport Committee Summary Document

Safe Sport Monday’s Scenario & Archives

Safe Sport Activity Book

NC Division of Social Services

NC Child Advocacy Centers

NC Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Stop Bullying

The Centers for Disease Control Violence Prevention