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