USA Swimming and the Skagit Valley Family YMCA are committed to fostering a fun, healthy, and safe sport environment for all its members. We all must recognize that the safety of swimmers lies with all those involved in the sport and is not the sole responsibility of any one person at the club, LSC, or national level. This means that everyone—national office, coaches, officials, parents, and athletes—is essential to creating a culture where all forms of misconduct are intolerable and eliminated as soon as possible.

USA Swimming Member clubs were required to implement the USA Swimming Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP) in full by June 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. For more information see the links below.


Free training for athletes and parents (not required, but encouraged)


Best Practice Guidelines

Action Plan to Address Bullying

SVFY Grievance Procedure

SVFY Athlete Code of Conduct (Nationals 2020)

USA Swimming Athlete Protection Policies

USA Swimming Safe Sport Website

US Center for Safe Sport

Online Safe Sport Education - Parents course is called “Parents Guide to Misconduct in Sport.” Athletes course is called Safe Sport for Athletes. All 18&O swimmers must take the Athlete Protection Training course in order to be eligible to compete.

Report a Concern

SVFY Safe Sport Club Coordinator: TBD

To deal with a Safe Sport concern, contact USA Swimming at (719) 866-4578

Contact the U.S. Center for Safe Sport to make a report. Call (720) 524-5640 or use the

online reporting form or find more information at