Pacific Swimming
Level 4
Excellence 300

Putting Character First

Orinda Aquatics and Safe Sport/Athlete Protection

Orinda Aquatics takes athlete protection extremely seriously. The coaches and the organization have placed character development and team culture at the very heart of the program since it's inception twenty-five years ago. It has been a life mission of the teams' founders to help nurture children and young adults in the most positive and emotionally healthy environment possible. This is documented throughout the website from testimonials to athlete and parent letters. We fully support the actions of USA Swimming Safe Sport and the U.S. Center for Safe Sport in the efforts to protect all athletes. Below you fill find comprehensive information on athlete protection from Orinda Aquatics and the USA Swimming Safe Sport division.

We urge any member, parent or athlete, to reach out to a coach, board member, or our Safe Sport Coordinator with any question or concern.

Orinda Aquatics Safe Sport Coordinator - Jean Follmer, [email protected], 925-768-5811

To report a concern beyond Orinda Aquatics:

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


Contact the U.S. Center for Safe Sport to make a report. Call (720) 524-5640 or use the

online reporting form or find more information at

Orinda Aquatics Grievance Procedure

Important Documents:

Orinda Aquatics Mission Statement

Orinda Aquatics Behavior Policy

MAAPP (Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy) - ALL PARENTS NEED TO ACKNOWLEDGE


Athlete Code of Conduct 

Athlete Travel Waiver (Orinda Aquatics)

Athlete Travel Waiver (USA Swimming)

Parent Code of Conduct (also see OA Handbook)

Code of Conduct for Chaperones

Parent Tool Kit - U.S. Center for Safe Sport

Safe Sport Best Practices


Photography Policy

Coach Code of Conduct

Orinda Aquatics Social Media Policy

Electronic Communication/Social Media (USA Swimming)

One-to-One Interaction

Massages and Rubdowns

Parent Orientation Handout

Safe Sport Activity Book

Orinda Aquatics Team Handbook

Important Links:

Report a Concern (PACSWIM link)

USA Swimming Safe Sport


Training Summary - USA Swimming

  • Mandatory Training for Non-Athlete Members and Athlete 18 and Older
  • USA Swimming offers presentations for parents and minors on at