Instructions to Complete Safe Sport Education Training

Mike Kraeuter

Dear Athletes and Parents,

We're in the process of becoming a safe sport recognized team, in order for us to achieve that recognition, it's a requirement that all the athletes and parents take the safety sport course. Athletes must take “Safe Sport for Athletes” and parents must take “Safe Sport for Swim Parents.”  Now that we have some time on our hands, everyone  can take these  safe sport courses. We will appreciate if you could help us get to this recognition.
Thank you. And Go Blue Waves!!!!

If you are a USA Swimming member (athlete or official), click on “START”

If you are a non-member (parent), click on “CREATE ACCOUNT”

Follow the steps according to whether you are a member or nonmember:

LSC= Potomac Valley Swimming (PVS)

Members  Nonmembers
  • Scroll down and enter your first name, last name, and date of birth, then click “search”
  • Your name and club code will appear below the search button.  Click “Continue”
  • That will bring you to the ATHLETE PROTECTION TRAINING portal.  Click “START”

You may be asked to update your profile (enter your email, LSC and club name.)

You will be told your profile has been updated and you may move to other pages.  Look at the bar at the top of the screen:

Select “COURSES”

  • Enter your information.  Click “REGISTER”
  • The site will welcome you and tell you that you have not started any courses. 

Click​ “COURSES”

You will see a number of courses available.  

  • If you are an athlete, under “Safe Sport for Athletes” click “ADD TO CART” 
  • If you are a parent, under “Safe Sport for Swim Parents” click “ADD TO CART” 

It will display a checkmark, and say “IN CART”

Click on the shopping cart at the top righthand of the screen and “CHECKOUT”.  

You will be required to enter your name and address, but NOT billing information.  There is no charge.

  • Click “Next Step”
  • On the next screen, click “Place Order”
  • Now go to “DASHBOARD” and “START” your course.
  • Click “Next” to proceed from segment to segment.  The course takes about 10 minutes.
  • If you have any questions, contact me or contact USA Swimming Safe Sport at [email protected].

Answer the Course Evaluation at the end.  Click “SUBMIT” and you will receive a congratulatory message, indicating that you have completed the Safe Sport course.

You are encouraged to (but not required to) take additional courses.

Most importantly, remember what you have learned, and make sure to speak up if you ever hear or see anything that breaks the rules you have just learned.

Thank you to everyone for your help with this matter! Please let me know if you have any questions.

-BLUE WAVE Coaches