Dealing with a Safe Sport Concern


Report to U.S. Center For SafeSport for all issues dealing with:

  • Sexual Misconduct
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Sexually Explicit/Inappropriate Communication through Social Media

 
Report your concern to the U.S. Center for Safe Sport Call (720) 524-5640 or fill out an online reporting form here.

 

Report to USA Swimming for all issues dealing with:

  • Criminal Charges
  • Use, Sale, Distribution of Illegal Drugs
  • Physical Abuse or Emotional Abuse

 
Please report your concern to USA Swimming using the online form here or email USA swimming at [email protected]

 

Report to Metro Aquatics for all issues dealing with:

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

Please make a report to all of the coaches you feel comfortable sharing the information with. You can use the USA Swimming template letter to assist you in beginning this process here.

If you feel uncomfortable, for any reason, bringing issues up to the Metro Aquatics staff, please contact Safe Sport with your concern.

 

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, must make a report of the suspected abuse to law enforcement and/or your state’s designated agency within 24 hours.

It is every USA Swimming member's responsibility to promptly report any incident regarding sexual misconduct by a member to USA Swimming. 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 part. Various state laws may also require reporting to law enforcement or to a designated child protection agency.

No member shall retaliate against any individual who has made a good faith report. False reporting of sexual misconduct made in bad faith is prohibited, and neither civil nor criminal statutes of limitation apply to reports of cases of sexual abuse.

Reporting can be difficult, if you need any advice or help in making your report, please contact USA Swimming Safe Sport Staff.

 

More Information
If you have any questions about USA Swimming and Safe Sport please visit the USA-S page here.