USA Swimming Safe Sport

Last updated Aug 07 2020 03:42 pm by Casazza, Christine.

USA Swimming has developed resources to educate and train all members including swimmers, parents, coaches, staff and volunteers involved in the sport of swimming. Click here to go to the USA Swimming Safe Sport page or see below if you have specific questions or concerns.

The Niagara LSC Safe Sport web page is found HERE

Niagara Safe Sport Chair: Leo Gibbons


USA Swimming and Center for Safe Sport contact & reporting information:

USA Swimming (719)866-4578 Deal with a Concern


U.S. Center for Safe Sport to make a report:

Online reporting Form

Call (720)524-5640, or find more information at

USA Swimming Best Practices can be found here


USA Swimming  Best Practice Guidelines

1. Parents should be encouraged to appropriately support their children’s swimming experience.

2. All swimming practices should be open to observation by parents.

3. Coaches should not initiate contact with or accept supervisory responsibility for athletes outside club programs and activities.

4. When only one athlete and one coach travel to a competition, at the competition the coach and athlete should attempt to establish a “buddy” club to associate with during the competition and when away from the venue.

5. Relationships of a peer-to-peer nature with any athletes should be avoided. For example, coaches should avoid sharing their own personal problems with athletes.

6. Coaches and other non-athlete adult members should avoid horseplay and roughhousingwith athletes.

7. When a coach touches an athlete as part of instruction, the coach should do so in direct view of others and inform the athlete of what he/she is doing prior to the initial contact. Touching athletes should be minimized outside the boundaries of what is considered normal instruction.

Appropriate interaction would include high fives, fist bumps, side-to-side hugs and handshakes.

8. Coaches should avoid having athletes as their favorites. They should also avoid creating a situation that could be perceived as them having favorites.

9. Gift-giving, providing special favors or showing favoritism to individual athletes is strongly discouraged.


Updated: June 23, 2019


Lightning Swim Team Policies:

Skaneateles Lightning Athelete Code Of Conduct: here

Skaneateles Lightning Coach Code Of Conduct: Here

Skaneateles Lightning Parent Code Of Conduct: Here

Skaneateles Lightning Photograpgy Policy: Here

Skaneateles Lightning Anti-Bullying Policy: Here

Skaneateles Lightning Locker room Policy: Here

Skaneateles Lightning Anti-Dopping Policy: Here