Buffalo Aquatics 

SafeSport Policies

At Buffalo Aquatics, protecting our young athletes is all of our priority and responsibility, as coaches, volunteers, and parents. In order to create a positive experience and a safe environment for athletes, USA Swimming has developed a SafeSport program. As a member of USA swimming and Niagara swimming, all Buffalo Aquatics coaches, members, and families are required to abide by these Policies and Rules, as well as our own team Policies and Procedures. 


Effective June 23, 2019, all BAAC members over the age of 18 are required to acknowledge and comply with USA Swimming's Minor Athlete Abuse Protection Policy (MAAPP) located   HERE

Q&A regarding the MAAPP Policy is located HERE


All Members are required to acknowlege BAAC Team Policies:


Athlete Code of Conduct Policy


Parent Code of Conduct Policy


Anti-Bullying Policy


Team Travel Policy


Locker Room Policy


Electronic Communications Policy


Photography Consent Policy



For additional information and resources regarading SafeSport, please review the following:

SafeSport Best Practice

BAAC Parent Introduction to SafeSport


For any questions or concerns including bullying behaviors or a potential violation of team policy, please contact Pete Umansky, Buffalo Aquatics SafeSport Chair.




To take a USA swimming recommended course for SafeSport:

Athletes, click here: https://www.usaswimming.org/articles-landing-page/2017/04/05/free-safe-sport-training-for-athletes

Parents, click here: https://www.usaswimming.org/articles-landing-page/2017/02/16/safe-sport-for-parents