The mission of Santa Fe Aquatics is to promote a life-long love of swimming in swimmers of all ages and abilities by providing a safe, healthy and positive environment for our athletes. This will be achieved through a comprehensive training program that addresses the physical, mental, nutritional, and technical dimensions of the sport to support team and individual goals.

WE DID IT! We have just been awarded our non-profit 501(c)(3) status from the IRS. 100% of contributions to our club are deductible for federal income tax purposes.

Santa Fe Aquatics has received Safe Sport Recognized club status through @usaswimming. Thank you to our athletes, parents, and coaches who helped us with this amazing accomplishment! We were the first swim team in New Mexico, and the only team in Santa Fe, to be awarded this distinction. We are COMMITTED to providing a healthy, and positive environment free from abuse for everyone on our team.

 

SFA SAFE SPORT CLUB COORDINATOR

Michael Gibson, email: [email protected]

 

We take the emotional and physical safety of our members very seriously. We have adopted the SAFE SPORT policies developed by USA Swimming, and have the following policies in place, which will be discussed annually at our in-person SAFE SPORT meeting for parents and swimmers:

 

MINOR ATHLETE ABUSE PREVENTION POLICY

The Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy must be reviewed and agreed to in writing by all athletes, parents, coaches, and other non-athlete members of the club on an annual basis. We require each party to agree to abide by this document as part of our annual club registration process.

Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP)

 

Safe Sport Best Practices

SFA has adopted the Safe Sport Best Practices Guidelines

 

SAFE SPORT FOR ATHLETES

Swimmers -please take the Safe Sport's online course which provides an introduction to Safe Sport, abuse, and reporting information.

 

PARENTS GUIDE TO MISCONDUCT IN SPORTS

Please take the Safe Sport's online course for parents provides an introduction to Safe Sport, abuse, and reporting information.

 

REPORTING AN INCIDENT

We never hope to witness a violation of our policies, and appreciate that making the decision to report a concern you have may often feel intimidating and overwhelming. To report an incident please contact the U.S. Center for Safe Sport, you can call (720) 524-5640 or use the online reporting form or report and find more information on the web at: http://www.uscenterforsafesport.org/

To deal with a Safe Sport concern, contact USA Swimming at (719) 866-4578

 

MANDATORY REPORTING RULE

Pursuant to federal law, all adults authorized to interact with minor or amateur athletes who learn of facts that give reason to suspect that a child has suffered an incident of child abuse, including sexual abuse, shall make a report of the suspected abuse to law enforcement and/or your state’s designated agency within 24 hours.

 

USA Swimming details the most appropriate way to report a concern if you have experienced, witnessed, or been made aware of behavior that you think violates SAFE SPORT guidelines.

 

CODES OF CONDUCT

The purpose of our 'Codes of Conduct' for our swimmers, parents, and coaches is to establish consistent expectations for behavior by each party. These documents are to be reviewed and signed by each party annually.

 

Swimmer Code of Conduct

Parent Code of Conduct

Coach Code of Conduct