Sierra Nevada Safe Sport Co-ChairsNiffey Carmody & Deanna Hogenboom

Sierra Nevada Executive DirectorAlex Ongaco


2023 Safe Sport Club Recognition Training

For Parents:

For Athletes:

For Coaches:

Members can also take trainings online at their own pace through the Education tab on their USA Swimming account. To learn more, including easy-to-follow steps, visit USA Swimming's Safe Sport training page here.

Please note, July training times were adjusted to accommodate our Western Zone members. 

MAAPP Implementation & General Requirement
As part of the implementation and the General Requirement of USA Swimming's Safe Sport Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP 2.0, effective as of September 1, 2021),  attached to this email is a customizable MAAPP Policy which SNS Member Clubs can post on their websites and share with their respective memberships.  
Also attached to this email is a customizable MAAPP Acknowledgement Form to be filled out by Athletes (18 & older), Parents (of Minor Athletes), Coaches & other Non-Athlete Members of Member Clubs which states that they have reviewed & agreed to MAAPP on an annual basis.  
On an annual basis, Clubs are expected to have these forms filled out by the previously specified individuals in their respective memberships and are expected to keep these forms on file.  For further clarification, please view the Safe Sport General Requirement MAAPP FAQ attached to this correspondence and the MAAPP Section of the USA Swimming Website
Free Resources & Reminders

Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy
Stay up-to-date on all things related to MAAPP. 

Safe Sport Club Recognition Tips Sheet
Has your club achieved Safe Sport Club Recognition? Use our Tips Sheet to help spread the word.

Coaching Boys Into Men and Athletes As Leaders Cards
These free, digital cards are available for clubs on USA Swimming's Safe Sport Team Talkpage. 

Parent Resource Guide
Although these were sent to every USA Swimming member household, save the digital copy for future reference!

Guide to Child Physical Abuse
Whether you are a coach or volunteer, become familiar with this guide.

Safe Sport Activity Books
You can either purchase books on Match-Up or download PDF versions for 5-11 year olds and 12-18 year olds



USA Swimming Safe Sport Landing Page

USA Swimming Minor Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP) Landing Page

USA Swimming Athlete Protection Training (APT) Landing Page

USA Swimming Safe Sport Recognition Program (SSRP) Landing Page






USA Swimming Program Director of Safe Sport: Liz Hahn, [email protected]

USA Swimming Western Zone Safe Sport Chair: April Walkley, [email protected]

U.S. Center for SafeSport Reporting Number: 833-5US-SAFE (587-7233)

U.S. Center for SafeSport Helpline (24/7 Resource): 866-200-0796

  • If you need support or assistance at any time, you can contact the 24-hour SafeSport Helpline
  • If you are facing a life-threatening emergency, contact 911