USA Swimming and CAT are committed to raising awareness about prevention of abuse in sport. 

Our training tools will help you:
- Understand the scope and effects of abuse in sport
- Recognize the signs of grooming behavior and boundary violations
- Understand how to establish boundaries and protect against false allegations
- Know how to react and report when you suspect abuse

Training for Parents & Athletes

CAT's Communication and Bullying Policies

Team Travel Policies

Safe Sport Reporting Form

Mandatory USA Swimming Safe Sport Rules & Policies for All USA Swimming Members and Clubs

EFFECTIVE JUNE 23, 2019

Coaches, Swimmers and Parents,
Programs and procedures that were once recommended ARE NOW MANDATORY. Please read in full and contact Dean Graves with any questions at safe.sport@sc-swimming.org
USA SWIMMING ATHLETES must now complete Athlete Protection Training by their 18th birthday. Compliance will be tracked through SWIMS, and those not in compliance will be prohibited from competition until compliance is achieved. THIS IS NOT AN OPTION.  There is no grandfather clause.
WHO IS AFFECTED BY MAAPP?
▪ All USA Swimming non-athlete members and adult athlete members; 
▪ Participating non-members (e.g. meet marshals, meet computer operators, timers, etc.); 
▪ LSC and club adult staff and board members; and 
▪ Any other adult authorized to have regular contact with or authority over a minor athlete. Collectively “Applicable Adult(s)”
MAAPP Full Policy       
 


SAFE SPORT CONTACTS

USA Swimming Safe Sport Coordinator             Tiffany Midkiff                 tmidkiff@usaswimming.org
USA Swimming Safe Sport Manager                  Liz Hahn                        ehahn@usaswimming.org
South Carolina Swimming Safe Sport Chair       Dean Graves                 safe.sport@sc-swimming.org


HEAR SOMETHING, SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING!

At South Carolina Swimming, our top priority is safety at ALL of our activities.  Our Safe Sport program focuses on creating a secure environment for our swimmers and non-athlete members that is free from abuse of any kind including sexual abuse, bullying, and inappropriate communications.

Dealing with a Safe Sport Concern:  Click Here