SAFE SPORT is USA Swimming’s comprehensive abuse prevention program which provides tools for swim clubs to educate their members and intervene in risky situations.

USA Swimming and Palmetto Aquatics are committed to safeguarding the welfare of all members.

The safety and well-being of all our swimmers is of utmost importance. We all need to be aware and committed to making the PALM swim environment safe and healthy for everyone involved with our program including swimmers, coaches, parents and volunteers.  

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 this 
online reporting form or find more information at http://www.uscenterforsaesport.org

           Palmetto Aquatics Safe Sport Coordinator:  Zia Layton  zia.layton@gmail.com  or 803-348-3422

 

Please read and  become aware of USA Swimming's Safe Sport protection policies, best practice guidelines, Code of Conducts, PALM policies, etc.   PALM swimmers and Parents are also highly encouraged to take the Free Safe Sport Training (links below highlighted in red).  

FREE SAFE SPORT TRAINING FOR PARENTS

FREE SAFE SPORT TRAINING FOR ATHLETES


Documents for PALM Swimmers, Parents & Coaches to Read:

     Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP)

     USA Swimming Code of Conduct

     PALM Code of Conduct for Parents

     PALM Code of Conduct for Athletes

     PALM Code of Conduct for Coaches

     Locker Room Policy and Locker Room Rules

     Bullying Policy

     Photography Policy

Please print, sign and return to Coach Heath: 
PALMETTO AQUATICS SAFE SPORT AGREEMENT FORM  

Mail to:
Coach Heath Edwards
5102 Circle Drive
Columbia, SC 29206

or: Email to: coachheath@palmettoaquatics.com


Extra Safe Sport Information and PALM Permission Forms: 
How to Deal with a Safe Sport Concern

Safe Sport Best Practice Guidelines


Permission for an unrelated applicable adult to provide local transportation to a minor athlete

Permission for an unrelated adult athlete to share lodging with a minor athlete 

Permission for a licensed massage therapist or other certified professional or health care provider to treat a minor athlete  

Permission for an unrelated applicable adult to travel to competition with minor athlete

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