VICTOR SWIM CLUB, Western NY's Premier USA Swimming Team

Victor Swim Club

 
SAFE SPORT INFORMATION

 

USA Swimming has adopted a new safe sport policy in 2019. USA Swimming Member clubs are required to implement the USA Swimming Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP) in full by June 23, 2019. MAAPP contains five sections: one-on-one interactions, travel, social media and electronic communications, locker rooms and changing areas and massage, rubdowns and athletic training modalities. Please read below for the Policy and other education materials. 

Here is Victor Swim Club's downloadable policy:

Victor Swim Club policy

There are also new regulations in place for all 18-and-over athletes. As a membership requirement, adult athletes who are currently 18 and older must complete this training by June 23rd. Those who are 17, about to turn 18, must complete this training by their 18th birthday. Successful completion the training, on an annual basis, is now a membership requirement of adult athletes, and failure to complete it will result in an athlete’s inability to swim in a meet or at practice. This is the same membership requirement for all non-athlete members. The link to this information can be found below

https://www.usaswimming.org/docs/default-source/safe-sportdocuments/maapp/adult-athlete-training-faq.pdf

 

Victor Swim Club's Safe Sport Coordinator is Amy Wisner(amywisner@me.com)

 

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

https://www.usaswimming.org/articles-landing-page/2017/05/08/safe-sport-report

 

Contact the US Center for Safe Sport to make a report. Call (720)524-5640 or use the online reporting form at https://safesport.i-sight.com/portal or find more information at http://www.uscenterforsafesport.org/

 

 

USA Swimming Safe Sport Best Practice Guidelines

1. Parents should be encouraged to appropriately support their children’s swimming experience.

2. All swimming practices should be open to observation by parents.

3. Coaches should not initiate contact with or accept supervisory responsibility for athletes outside club programs and activities.

4. When only one athlete and one coach travel to a competition, at the competition the coach and athlete should attempt to establish a “buddy” club to associate with during the competition and when away from the venue.

5. Relationships of a peer-to-peer nature with any athletes should be avoided. For example, coaches should avoid sharing their own personal problems with athletes.

6. Coaches and other non-athlete adult members should avoid horseplay and roughhousing with athletes.

7. When a coach touches an athlete as part of instruction, the coach should do so in direct view of others and inform the athlete of what he/she is doing prior to the initial contact. Touching athletes should be minimized outside the boundaries of what is considered normal instruction. Appropriate interaction would include high fives, fist bumps, side-to-side hugs and handshakes

 8. Coaches should avoid having athletes as their favorites. They should also avoid creating a situation that could be perceived as them having favorites.

9. Gift-giving, providing special favors or showing favoritism to individual athletes is strongly discouraged.


 

VICTOR SWIM CLUB Safe Sport Policies

 

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