USA Swimming & GCSTO Safe Sport Education



Safe Sport Reporting

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 at (833) 5US-SAFE (587-7233) or use the online reporting form or find more information at


Report ALL club related instances to GCSTO Safe Sport Coordinator, Chris Binting, at [email protected] or 614-309-5256.


Safe Sport Training Resources

Access USA Swimming's Safe Sport online course information (dates, times & links for the 1 hour training course for athletes, parents and coaches... all separate course) HERE


USA Swimming Codes Of Conducts

GCSTO utilizes the following code of conducts for all of it's members. We also bind all spectators at any event it sponsors (practice, swim meets, team functions, etc.) to these COC's. Team specific COC guidelines are listed further below on this page. 

USAS Code of Conduct (Main)

GCSTO Coach Code of Conduct

GCSTO Parent Code of Conduct

GCSTO's Athlete Code of Conduct


USA Swimming's/GCSTO's Safe Sport Consent Forms

Permission for an Unrelated Applicable Adult to Travel to Competition with Minor Athlete

Permission for an Unrelated Applicable Adult to Provide Local Transportation to Minor Athlete

Permission for an Unrelated Adult Athlete to Share the Same Lodging with a Minor Athlete

Permission for a Mental Health Care Professional or Health Care Provider to have One on One Interaction

Permission for a Licensed Massage Therapist or Other Certified Professional or Health Care Provider to Treat a Minor Athlete


GCSTO's Team Specific Safe Sport Guidelines

USAS/GCSTO Best Practice Guidelines

GCSTO's Anti-Bullying Policy

GCSTO's Minor Athlete Abuse Protection Policy

USA Swimming's Safe Sport Page

USA Swimmings Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP) Page

Locker Room Behavior Guidelines

Cell Phone/Recording Device Policy At Practices

Photography Policy

Pre and Post Practice Guidelines

GCSTO's Dryland Attire Policy

GCSTO's Shallow Water Blackout Safety Policies


Additional Informational Articles

Athlete Meet Procedures

Championship Meet Preparation

Deliberate Practice


No Hope At Championships


Swimming Injuries

Unknown Author's Perspective... Why Do I Pay For Your Kid's To Do Sports?


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