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? REPORTING MISCONDUCT

Review USA Swimming's Safe Sport Best Practices here.

MANDATORY REPORTING RULE

Pursuant to federal law, all adults authorized to interact with minor or amateur athletes who learn of facts that give reason to suspect that a child has suffered an incident of child abuse, including sexual abuse, shall make a report of the suspected abuse to law enforcement and/or your state’s designated agency within 24 hours.

ARTICLE 306

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

 .1 It is every member’s responsibility to promptly report any incident regarding sexual misconduct by a member as described in Article 304.3.8  to USA Swimming’s Director of Safe Sport.  Reporting must occur when an individual has firsthand knowledge of misconduct or where specific and credible information has been received from a victim or knowledgeable third party.  Various state laws may also require reporting to law enforcement or to a designated child protection agency.

.2 No member shall retaliate against any individual who has made a good faith report under 306.1.

.3 False reporting of sexual misconduct made in bad faith is prohibited.

.4 Neither civil nor criminal statutes of limitation apply to reports of cases of sexual abuse.”

 

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 http://www.uscenterforsafesport.org/

 

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