MINOR ATHLETE ABUSE PREVENTION POLICY (MAAPP)

All clubs and LSCs are required to implement the new Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP) by June 23, 2019. This page includes helpful links and documents to assist clubs and their families with that requirement.

Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy 

EDUCATIONAL DOCUMENTS

MAAPP FORMS

The following forms will be issued as needed.

ADULT ATHLETE APT CERTIFICATION

Effective June 23, 2019, all athlete members 18 years of age and older must satisfactorily complete the US Center for Safe Sport Athlete Protection Training Program every 12 months. Athletes who are not certified within 30 days after their 18th birthdays or do not renew their certification every 12 months will not be permitted to participate in USA Swimming activities like sanctioned swim meets and practices.

Adult Athletes can access the certification site here: https://www.usaswimming.org/utility/landing-pages/safe-sport/apt

BULLYING ACTION PLAN

View the Blazing Barracudas Bullying Action Plan here.

NO PHOTOGRAPHY ZONES/STANDARD PHOTOGRAPHY POLICY

No photography is permitted in locker rooms or changing areas along with behind the starting blocks. Swimmers should exhibit accepted standards of decency in their behavior and clothing and/or suits.

DOWNLOAD DECK PASS PLUS

All USA Swimming members can use USA Swimming’s website and DECK PASS PLUS to prove and track APT compliance.

Link to https://www.usaswimming.org/DeckPass

PARENT EDUCATION

Parents can learn more about Safe Sport and how to help educate and protect their children by creating a non-member account here and taking the Safe Sport Parent course. Our LSC is Lake Erie and club name is Blazing Barracudas.

HAVE A CONCERN?

Reach out to Lisa Mortimer, Barracudas Safe Sport Chair, here or report directly to USA Swimming here.

Learn more regarding USA Swimming's Safe Sport initiatives at https://www.usaswimming.org/Home/safe-sport