Victor Swim Club



USA Swimming’s top priority continues to be creating healthy and positive environments free from abuse for all its members. As part of its commitment to safeguard athletes, USA Swimming has released an updated Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP) applicable to all USA Swimming Adult Participants, Zones, Local Swimming Committees (LSCs) and member clubs. These required updates come from the U.S. Center for SafeSport (the “Center”). USA Swimming’s updated MAAPP document has been approved by the Center and is required to be fully implemented by USA Swimming, its Zones, LSCs and member clubs. USA Swimming has set a deadline for those organizations to implement the policy in full no later than September 1, 2021; all organizations are encouraged to implement the MAAPP prior to the September 1 deadline.
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: MAAPP VSC 2021


Athlete Protection Training

All adult athletes (age 18+) and all non-athlete members of USA Swimming must complete the required Athete ProtectionTraining. This certification is required for all new and existing members including coaches, officials, chaperones, meet directors, board memebrs and adult athletes. 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. 

Here is the link with instructions for completing the Athlete Protection Training:


Victor Swim Club's Safe Sport Coordinator: 

Amy Wisner([email protected])


Reporting a Safe Sport Concern:

To deal with a Safe Sport concern, contact USA Swimming at (719) 866-4578 or file a report online at:


Contact the US Center for Safe Sport to make a report. Call (833) 5US-SAFE (587-7233) or use the online reporting form at or find more information at



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


The Mission Statement of Victor Swim Club


Click here for VSC's parental consent forms for:

-Unrelated Adult Athlete to share a hotel room or sleeping arrangement with a minor athlete

-Unrelated Applicable Adult providing local transportation to a minor athlete

-Licensed massage therapist or other certified professional or healthcare provider to treat a minor athlete

-Unrelated Applicable Adult to travel to competition with minor athlete