ABOUT SAFE SPORT

  • The U.S. Center for SafeSport is an independent nonprofit committed to building a sport community where participants can work and learn together free of emotional, physical, and sexual abuse and misconduct.
  • USA Swimming's top priority continues to be keeping their athletes safe. No form of abuse, including child sexual abuse, has a place in the sport.
  • Select Team of Aquatic Racers is dedicated to providing that safe environment for our athletes.This page has resources from our club and USA Swimming to help swimmers and families.
  • You can also contact our Safe Sport Coordinator, Sarah Lewis, at Sarah@SelectSwim.com

 

SELECT SWIM MAAPP POLICY

Click the link below to read Select Swim MAAPP Policy.

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DEALING WITH A SAFE SPORT CONCERN

To deal with a Safe Sport concern, contact USA Swimming at (719) 866-4578 or visit https://www.usaswimming.org/articles-landing-page/2017/05/08/safe-sport-report?_ga=2.167525950.1295897758.1588193890-1672477022.1588039665 

Contact the U.S. Center for Safe Sport to make a report. Call (720) 524-5640 or use the online reporting form (https://safesport.i-sight.com/portal) or find more information at http://www.uscenterforsafesport.org/

 

USA Swimming Safe Sport Guidelines

The following Best Practice Guidelines are strongly recommended for all USA Swimming members.

  1. Parents should be encouraged to appropriately support their children's swimming experience.
  2. All swimming practices should be open to observation by parents.
  3. Coaches should not initiate contact with or accept supervisory responsibility for athletes outside club programs and activties.
  4. When only one athlete and one coach travel to a competition, at the competition the coach and athlete should attempt to establish a "buddy" club to associate with during the competition and when away from the venue.
  5. Relationships of a peer-to-peer nature with any athletes should be avoided.  For example, coaches should avoid sharing their own personal problems with athletes.
  6. Coaches and other non-athlete adult memebers should avoid horseplay and roughhousing with athletes.
  7. When a coach touches an athlete as part of instruction, the coach should do so in direct view of others and inform the athlete of what he/she is doing prior to the intial contact.  Touching athletes should be minimized outside the boundaries of what is considered normal instruction.  Appropriate interaction would include high fives, fist bumps, side to side hugs, and handshakes.
  8. Coaches should avoid having athletes as their favorites.  They should also avoid creating a situation that could be perceived as them having favorites.
  9. Gift-giving, providing special favors or showing favoritism to individual athletes is strongly discouraged.