THESE POLICIES APPLY TO:

• 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 minor athletes. Collectively “Applicable Adult(s)”

GENERAL REQUIREMENT USA Swimming member clubs and LSCs are required to implement this Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy in full. The Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy must be reviewed and agreed to in writing by all athletes, parents, coaches and other non-athlete members of member clubs on an annual basis with such written agreement to be retained by the club.  

These are Best Practices for USA Swimming Members: USA Swimming Best Practice Guidelines