OCST and Safe Sport

OCST Coach Matt

Good Afternoon OCST Parents and Swimmers,

WE REALLY NEED YOUR HELP TO MAKE OUR CLUB A BETTER, SAFER, & MORE PROTECTED PLACE FOR OUR MEMBERSHIP TO THRIVE!

USA Swimming has a program called “SAFE SPORT”.  USA Swimming is committed to safeguarding all of its members with the welfare of its athlete members as top priority. Safe Sport is USA Swimming’s comprehensive abuse prevention program and provides tools for swim clubs to educate their members and intervene in risky situations.

We, OCST fully endorse and support USA Swimming’s Safe Sport and Safety programs by helping to provide countless resources for our club members on our very own website,  OCST Safe Sport Information

OUR GOAL, AS A TEAM, IS TO BECOME A “SAFE SPORT RECOGNIZED” CLUB BY USA SWIMMING.  In order to do this, certain requirements must be met.  Some of which include learning exercises for our swim parents and athletes.  WE NEED ALL OF OUR SWIM PARENTS AND ATHLETES TO TAKE A QUICK COURSE ONLINE WITH USA SWIMMING.  USA Swimming will track the number of people that take the quick online training program from our team and we will be awarded points based on our completion rate.  The more parents and swimmers that participate, THE BETTER!

PLEASE HELP OUR TEAM BY TAKING A FEW MINUTES TO COMPLETE A TRAINING EXERCISE THAT WILL HELP TO PROTECT OUR SWIMMERS AND OUR MEMBERSHIP!

We need   50% of our athletes 12-17   and   50% of the parents of the entire team   to take the training and we need this completed by the   end of MAY 2020!

PLEASE follow the instructions below:

Once you have completed the training, please send an email to TeamManager@ocst.net with a screenshot of your completed certificate.

Parents:

Go to this link here.

From here click on one of the below:

FOR USA SWIMMING MEMBERS (officials/chaperones/coaches):   Access the training for parents at www.usaswimming.org/learn

  • Login with your USA Member login

  • Then register and complete the course titled  "Parent’s Guide to Misconduct in Sport"

FOR NON-MEMBERS:   You can create a free non-member education account and access the training for parents at learn.usaswimming.org

• Click on Register

• Then register and complete the course titled "Parent’s Guide to Misconduct in Sport"

Swimmers:

Go to this link here

From here click on one of the below:

FOR USA SWIMMING MEMBERS: Access the training for swimmers at www.usaswimming.org/learn

  • Login with your USA Member login

  • Then register and complete the course titled  "SAFE SPORT FOR ATHLETES"

Thank you to everyone for your help with this matter!  It is extremely important and we hope that everyone will take the time to make OCST a safer place!

Please let me know if you have any questions!

Dawn

Team Manager