ABUSE PREVENTION PROGRAM

USA Swimming is committed to providing a healthy and positive environment free from abuse for all its members.  USA Swimming’s Safe Sport program, a comprehensive abuse prevention program, consists of a multi-layered approach to keep kids safe, including: required policies and best practice guidelines; mandatory screening, including criminal background checks and employment screening; training and education; monitoring, supervision and mandatory reporting.  These measures are informed by experts in the field of child safety and are among the strongest safeguards found in youth-serving organizations.
 

 

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Cape Cod Swim Club Safe Sport Coordinator

Adrienne Fontes

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (508)743-9711

 

Safe Sport Overview from USA Swimming

Free Online USA Safe Sport Training:

  • Training for Minor ATHLETES : Safe Sport's online training 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. Find more information and take the training at www.usaswimming.org/learn. The course is called "Optional Course: Safe Sport for Athletes". This course is designed for athletes 12-17 years old.
  • Training for PARENTS:  This course is designed for swim parents to understand the Safe Sport program and their role in working with the swim club to provide a safe, healthy, and positive environment for the swimmers.  Click on "Register" and once registered, select either "Parent’s Guide to Misconduct in Sport” or “Safe Sport for Athletes".  When registering, our LSC is New England.  https://www.usaswimming.org/safe-sport/recognize