GREATER PENSACOLA AQUATIC CLUB

GPAC Team Policies

Below are links to the various policies that help to govern our team.  All policies are agreed to at the time of online registration and are applicable to all participants for each registration year.  Many of these policies are mandated by USA Swimming in whole or in part.

 

USA Swimming is committed to fostering a fun, healthy and safe environment for all of its members.  For that reason, USA Swimming has put in place a detailed Code of Conduct regarding athlete protection.  Please see USA Swimming's website for more details regarding the rules, policies, reporting structure, education and tools.

Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP)

Links to general Athlete Protection Information and Policies:

Link to the Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy 

Link to USA Swimming homepage for Athlete Protection - Includes FAQ's & Webinars

Link to USA Swimming homepage for Safe Sport

Links for Athlete Protection Training:

For existing USA Swimming members, required training for all non-athlete members and athletes aged 18+ can be found here

Training for minor athletes (optional), aged 12-17, click here

Training for parents (non-USA swimming members)(optional), click here

Reporting:

Report any concerns by emailing the GPAC Safe Sport Coordinator or by using any of the following reporting methods:

USA Swimming (719) 866-4578 Deal with a Safe Sport Concern

U.S. National Center for Safe Sport to make a report.  Use the online reporting form, call (720) 524-5640, or find more information at www.safesport.org

Support services in place for survivors include:

The U.S. National Center for Safe Sport has a 24/7 helpline for reporting sexual abuse and provides confidential counseling for victims.  Specialist are available for live, confidential, one-on-one support.  To access live, confidential help over the phone, call 866-200-0796.

National Children’s AllianceNCA represents the national network of Child Advocacy Centers (CAC). CAC’s host a multidisciplinary team of law enforcement, child protective services, victim advocates and mental health practitioners who investigate instances of child abuse and neglect. For more informatio click on the link.

National Sexual Assault HotlineThe national hotline serves people affected by sexual violence. Click the link to search for local centers or call the hotline phone number 800-656-HOPE.

National Suicide Prevention LifelineThe National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides a national network of 160 local crisis centers and provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Click the link for help.

 

 

Bullying Policy & Action Plan - This policy refers to how GPAC handles issues of bullying.  USA Swimming requires that all swim clubs have such a policy.

Electronic Communications Policy with MAAPP - This policy refers to communications between adults and swimmers.  USA Swimming requires that all swim clubs have such a policy.

Team Travel Policy with MAAPP - This policy is in regards to the expectations of swimmers who travel on a team trip.  USA Swimming requires that all swim clubs have such a policy.

Chaperone Policy & Application with MAAPP - This policy if for those parents who are interested in being chaperones on any team trip where GPAC would need additional supervision.  Please print it out and fill out the application if interested.

 

GPAC Team Policies

Parent Code of Conduct 

GPAC Financial Policies

Team Support Policy - This policy refers to the family obligation in regards to hosting swim meets.  THANK YOU TO ALL FAMILIES THAT SUPPORT US, ESPECIALLY BY GOING ABOVE AND BEYOND IN THE TEAM SUPPORT POLICY AREA.   LIST OF MEET POSITIONS AND THEIR ASSOCIATED DUTIES

Social Media Ownership Policy with MAAPP

Late Pick Up Policy - This policy refers to the pick up of swimmers after practice.

Team Apparel Policy - This policy refers to team uniform requirements during swim meets.