Safe Sport Info, Best Practices and Team Policies for Athletes & Parents 

 

What is Safe Sport? 

Safe sport is USA Swimmings abuse prevention effort. USA Swimming, YMCA of the USA and ABLY are committed to providing a safe, fun and healthy environment for all our athletes. This program provides a list of criteria, resources, policies, best practices and procedures for athletes and their families.      

 

What does this mean? 

The initiative directly translates to greater safety for all of our athletes by ensuring that only the best are in charge of your athletes. 

All non-athlete members are subjected to criminal background checks and pre-employment screening, as well as complete USA Swimmings Safe Sport and Athlete Protection Training annually. 

All athletes ages 18 years or older must also complete a free Safe Sport training course through USA Swimming to be eligible to compete (link below). 

        

Where do I start if I have a concern? 

These guidelines are in place from USA Swimming and Safe Sport to help you know what to do. 

USA Swimming Safe Sport:

(719) 866-4578 

Deal With a Safe Sport Concern

If your report deals with any of the following:

  • Sexual misconduct
  • Sexual harassment
  • Sexually Explicit/Inappropriate Communication through Social Media

Please contact the U.S. Center for Safe Sport to make a report.  Use the Online Reporting Form, call (720) 524-5640, or find more information at www.SafeSport.org       

If your concern deals with any of the following:

  • Peer to Peer Bullying
  • Adult to Athlete bullying
  • Parent Issues
  • Violations of team rules and team code of conduct

Please make a report via email to your head group coach or Head Coach Ed Bachman (ebachman@ebswimming.com). 

 

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