USA Swimming is committed to safeguarding all of its members with the welfare of its athlete members as a top priority. Safe Sport is USA Swimming’s comprehensive abuse prevention program and provides tools for swim clubs to educate their members and intervene in risky situations

We, at STAR SWIMMING, fully endorse and support USA Swimming’s Safe Sport and Safety programs, as well as MAAPP, by helping to provide these resources for our club members.

 

Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP): Effective June 23rd, 2019

  • Read about MAAP (Full Policy): click here
  • Athlete Protection Training- MAAP Required for ALL 18 & Over Members by June 23, 2019: click here
  • Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy for STAR Swimming: click here 
  • STAR SWIMMING Acknowledgement Policy: click here 

MAAPP Educational Documents:

USA Swimming Safe Sport Contacts:

  • USA Swimming Director of Safe Sport: Abigail Howard- ahoward@usaswimming.org
  • USA Swimming Safe Sport Senior Manager: Liz Hahn- ehahn@usaswimming.org
  • USA Swimming Safe Sport Coordinator: Tiffany Midkiff- tmidkiff@usaswimming.org

Safe Sport Basics:

Best Practice Guidelines:

  • Safe Sport Best Practices Guidelines: click here

Niagara Swimming Safe Sport Contact:

  • Niagara Swimming Safe Sport Coordinator: Leo Gibbons JR- safety@niagaraswim.org

Niagara Swimming Safe Sport Information: 

  • Niagara Swimming Reporting Policy: click here
  • Niagara Swimming Whistle Blower Policy: click here
  • Niagara Swimming Safe Sport Announcement: click here

STAR Swimming Safe Sport Contact:

  • STAR Swimming Safe Sport Coordinator: Karen Coen- kbcoen@gmail.com

STAR Swimming Safe Sport Information:

REPORT A SAFE SPORT CONCERN:

  • US Center of Safe Sport to make a REPORT: click here to access, live confidential help over the phone, call (720) 524-5640, or find more information at http://www.uscenterforsafesport.org 
  • USA Swimming Safe Sport Abuse Reporting Form:  click here to access, live confidential help over the phone, call 1-866-200-0796

Swim Assist: Email- swimassist@usaswimming.org or call 719-866-4578 and ask for USA Swimming Safe Sport Staff

 

Additional support services in place for survivors include:

National Children's Alliance:  NCA represents the national network of Child Advocacy Centers (CAC).  CAC's host a multidisciplinary team of law enforcement, child protective services, victim advocates and mental health practitioners who investigate instances of child abuse and neglect.  Visit www.nationalchildrensalliance.org for more information.

National Sexual Assault Hotline:  The national hotline serves people affected by sexual violence.  To search for local centers, visit www.rainn.org/about-national-sexual-assault-telephone-hotline or call the hotline phone number 1-800-656-HOPE

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides a national network of 160 local crisis centers and provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Click https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ for help.