There is nothing more important to us than the safety of an athlete. That is why the City Swim Project/Buffalo TIDE is committed to ensuring a Safe Sport culture. We strictly adhere to all of the USA Swimming Safe Sport policies and we are proud to be designated as a Safe Sport recognized program. 

 

CITY SWIM PROJECT'S (BUFFALO TIDE) SAFE SPORT CERTIFICATE


 

Important Safe Sport Numbers

City Swim Project Safe Sport Coordinator

Mike Switalski

716-359-4729

[email protected]

USA Swimming Safe Sport Contact

 720-524-5640

 


Safe Sport Policies

City Swim Project MAAPP (updated policy effective September 1,2021)

USA Swimming Athlete Protection Policies

USA Swimming Code of Conduct

Bullying Prevention

Photography and Video Policy

Locker room Policy

Electronic Communication Policy

Grievance Policy

Safe Sport Home

PARENT CONSENT FORMS

Report a Concern

 

 


Safe Sport Best Practices

 


Free Training

For Athletes (12-17)

For Parents


USADA (UNITED STATES ANTI-DOPING AGENCY)

All City Swim Project swimmers agree to the following statement when joining the program. This is done through the team's registration process.

I understand and agree that the FINA Anti-Doping Rules and U.S. Anti-Doping Agency Protocol for Olympic and Paralympic Movement Testing (USADA Protocol) and all other policies and rules adopted by FINA, USADA, and the USOPC apply to me and that it is my responsibility to comply with those rules. I agree to submit to drug testing at any time and understand that the use of methods or substances prohibited by the applicable anti-doping rules would make me subject to penalties including, but not limited to, disqualification and suspension. If it is determined that I may have committed a doping violation, I agree to submit to the results management authority and processes of USADA, including arbitration under the USADA Protocol, or to the results management authority of FINA and/or USA Swimming, if applicable or referred by USADA.
 


WHERE TO START WITH MY CONCERN

When making the decision to report a concern you have, it can often feel intimidating and overwhelming. Please use these guidelines to help you on the first step “Where do I report?” Please use the provided links which will additionally help you get in touch with the appropriate people.

Please note that this is not an exhaustive list. If you are not sure who to contact with a concern please contact Safe Sport Staff at the National Office and we will be sure to talk through your concern, answer your questions and connect you with the correct people.

If you concern deals with any of the following:

  • Sexual Misconduct
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Sexually Explicit/Inappropriate Communication through Social Media

Please contact the U.S. Center for Safe Sport to make a report.  Use the online reporting form, call (720) 524-5640, or find more information at www.uscenterforsafesport.org

If your concern deals with any of the following:

  • Criminal Charges
  • Use, Sale, or Distribution of illegal drugs
  • Physical Abuse
  • Inappropriate Touching
  • Lap Sitting
  • Coaches sharing hotel rooms with Athletes
  • Rubdown or Massage performed by coaches
  • Pictures or video taken in locker rooms or changing areas

 Please contact Liz Hahn [email protected] at the National Office or complete the online reporting form.

LINK TO ONLINE REPORTING FORM

If your concern deals with any of the following:

  • Peer to Peer Bullying
  • Adult to Athlete Bullying
  • Parent Issues
  • Violations of team rules and team code of conduct

Please make a report to your team. We have provided a proposed letter of correspondence to assist you in beginning this process.

 

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.

ARTICLE 306

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

 .1 It is every member’s responsibility to promptly report any incident regarding sexual misconduct by a member as described in Article 304.3.8  to USA Swimming’s Director of Safe Sport.  Reporting must occur when an individual has firsthand knowledge of misconduct or where specific and credible information has been received from a victim or knowledgeable third party.  Various state laws may also require reporting to law enforcement or to a designated child protection agency.

.2 No member shall retaliate against any individual who has made a good faith report under 306.1.

.3 False reporting of sexual misconduct made in bad faith is prohibited.

.4 Neither civil nor criminal statutes of limitation apply to reports of cases of sexual abuse.”