Safe Sport

Dear Club Members,

Safe Spot Recognized Club Until Oct 2021I am pleased to share that our club has received a Safe Sport Recognized Club status. We are committed to providing a safe, healthy, and positive environment here on this team, and we have received recognition for all of our efforts to this end.

Through USA Swimming’s Safe Sport Program, we submitted our Athlete Protection Policies, safeguarding procedures, and educational engagement, including:

  • Our travel, electronic communication, and anti-bullying policies;
  • Our team honor codes and codes of conduct;
  • The processes by which we recruit and train staff;
  • Our communication procedures;
  • And our efforts to educate about Safe Sport, abuse prevention, and healthy boundaries.

All of these items were reviewed by USA Swimming Safe Sport staff. Our Safe Sport Recognized status will run for 2 years, after which time we will be eligible to renew by reviewing all of our policies and procedures again.

We are excited to have achieved this milestone and demonstrate our commitment to providing a Safe Sport environment on this team. Please contact the coaching staff or board with any questions.

Evan Stiles, Head Coach

Safe Sport Information

AAC is committed to providing a safe, supportive environment and protecting your swimmers by following the Safe Sport Policies as defined by USA Swimming. AAC has additional policies to further create a safe environment specific to our club. If AAC policy and USA swimming policy overlap, USA swimming policy will prevail.

All AAC athletes and parents should read and understand all the information on this page.

Important Documents

AAC Written Permission Forms

AAC Bullying Policy

Bullying of any kind is unacceptable at Arlington Aquatic Club and will not be tolerated. Bullying is counterproductive to team spirit and can be devastating to a victim. AAC is committed to providing a safe, caring and friendly environment for all of our members. If bullying does occur, all athletes and parents should know that incidents will be dealt with promptly and effectively. Anyone who knows that bullying is happening is expected to tell a coach, board member or athlete/mentor.

Click here for more information on AAC’s Bullying policy.

Recognizing and Reporting

Mandatory reporting: 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, shall make a report of the suspected abuse to law enforcement and/or your state's designated agency within 24 hours.

For USA Swimming and U.S. Center for Safe Sport contact and reporting information: call USA Swimming (719) 866-4578 or visit Deal with a Safe Sport Concern.

If you have questions or concerns regarding sexual harrassment or misconduct: contact the U.S. Center for Safe Sport at (720) 524-5640 or use their Online Report Form.

If you have questions or concerns regarding criminal charges, drugs, physical abuse, or violation of MAAPP: contact Liz Hahn at USA Swimming via e-mail at [email protected] or online at USA Swimming Safe Sport Reporting Form.

If you have questions or concerns regarding fraud, deception, or recruiting: contact the Eastern Zone Board of Review, Director Ward Foley via email at [email protected].