Sierra Marlins has adopted the new Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP) and follows the new requirements laid out by the U.S. Center for SafeSport. This new policy replaces/enhances our old policies regarding travel, social media and electronic communication, and locker room and changing areas.


The enhancements stem from requirements imposed by the U.S. Center for SafeSport (the "Center"). The Center is the separate, independent organization that oversees all sexual misconduct reports in the Olympic and Para-Olympic movement. The Center is also responsible for creating requirements in the areas of policy, education and training for every National Governing Body (NGB) in the Movement. USA Swimming, as an NGB, must follow the Center's requirements.


All members who are 18&Older who have interaction with minor athletes (this includes athletes, all (both) parents, coaches, officials and other Applicable Adults) must affirm/sign their agreement to MAAPP, the Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy. During our registration process each season, you are providing your written agreement to MAAPP.


Who needs to complete the Athlete Protection Training (APT)?

  • All adult athletes (athletes 18 and older) need to take APT. This is a new requirement of USA Swimming athlete membership. The training is found here:
  • Any non-athlete member (e.g. coach, official, meet director, etc.) whose APT expiration date has passed and is not current.

Swimmers, what happens when you are about to turn 18?

Those athlete members who are 17, about to turn 18, must complete this training by their 18th birthday. Successful completion of the training, on an annual basis, is now a membership requirement of adult athletes, and failure to complete it will result in an

athlete’s inability to swim in a meet or at practice. This is the same membership requirement for all non-athlete members. If you have any quesitons, please contact Head Coach or a Board Member.


Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP)


Additional resources are provided by USA Swimming under


Athlete Protection Training (APT)