Learn About Safe Sport

USA Swimming is committed to fostering a fun, healthy, and safe environment for all its members, and in 2010, it formally implemented a comprehensive Safe Sport program to respond to and prevent instances of abuse and misconduct within the sport of swimming.  Since then USA Swimming Safe Sport has worked tirelessly to educate members, put policies in place, and empower LSCs and clubs to create the best possible environments for all members.

Full implementation of the Safe Sport Program involves six key components:

  1. Policies and Guidelines
  2. Screening and Selection
  3. Training and Education
  4. Monitoring and Supervision
  5. Recognizing, Responding, and Reporting
  6. Grassroots Engagement and Feedback

The USA Swimming site has tools such as dealing with a concern, a club tool kit, background check information, code of conduct policies and more.  Please visit this link for the most up to date information.


USA Swimming and U.S. Center for Safe Sport Contact & Reporting Information 
How to USA Swimming Deal with a Safe Sport Concern
Phone (719) 866-4578

To make a report, use the U.S. Center for Safe Sport online reporting form, call 1-833 5US-SAFE, or find more information HERE.

In addition, SMAC has a Safe Sport Director within our Booster Club.  If you would like to get involved at the club level, or have any questions please contact Carl Baber directly.


Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP)

USA Swimming Member clubs are required to implement the USA Swimming Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP) in full by June 23, 2019. MAAPP contains five sections: one-on-one interactions, travel, social media and electronic communications, locker rooms and changing areas and massage, rubdowns and athletic training modalities. Please read below for the Policy and other education materials. Visit USA Swimming for more information.

Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention - Full Policy

Acknowledgement of Policy

Team Travel Policy

Electronic Communication Policy

USA Swimming letter to membership


Educational Documents

APT Requirement for Adult Athletes 18&Over FAQ

APT Training Page 18&O Athletes and Non Athlete USA Swimming Members

Applicable Adults FAQ

Team Travel FAQ

Social Media and Communications FAQ

One on One Interactions FAQ


Safe Sport Training and Education

Safe Sport Training for Athletes: 12&Over Online Course

Safe Sport for Parents: Online Course

USA-SMAC Safe Sport Athlete 12-17 Instructions PDF

USA-SMAC Safe Sport Parent Instructions PDF

USA-SMAC APT Instructions 18+


SMAC Staff Hiring

SMAC would like to get the right adults involved with athletes on our Club to take another step in combatting abuse. We use these
tools in our hiring process.

Hiring Staff

Pre Employment Screening

Coaching Membership Requirements


Documents & Downloads

MAAPP Acknowledgement

Best Practice Guidelines

Image Release

Reporting Policy

Grievance and Reporting Policy

SafeSport Code for the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic

Deal with a Safe Sport Concern

Order Safe Sport Materials

Safe Sport Recognition Program

Athlete Protection Training

Safe Sport Team Talks: Coaching Boys into Men &
Athletes as Leaders

USA Swimming Code of Conduct

USA Club Safe Sport Tool

Athlete Code of Conduct