Safe Sport MAAPP Acknowledgement

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USA Swimming's top priority continues to be keeping our athletes safe. No form of abuse, including child sexual abuse, has a place in our sport. As a part of our continued commitment to safeguarding our athletes, USA Swimming has enacted enhancements to our Safe Sport policy and education requirements.

The U.S. Center for SafeSport, the separate, independent, organization that oversees all sexual misconduct reports in the Olympic and Paralympic Movement created the Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies to set a baseline for acceptable safety standards that limit one-on-one interactions between adults and minor athletes.

On April 29, 2019, USA Swimming released its Minor Athlete Protection Policy (MAAPP) addressing one-on-one interactions, social media and electronic communications, travel: local and team, locker rooms and changing areas and massages, rubdowns and athletic training modalities.  All USA Swimming member clubs are required to implement MAAPP in full by June 23, 2019.

The directive we received from USA Swimming is in order for our Club to be compliant with the policy, our parents, athletes, coaches, and non-athlete members must read, review, and acknowledge they have read the policy.  Therefore, we need you to take a minute to read through the 3 page MAAPP policy document attached to this "registration", check the box acknowledging you have read it, and submit the registration.  When completing the registration. please "register" current minor athletes as a "Boise Y Club Member".  By submitting the registration, it will be understood all adult non-members of your family acknowledge they have read and agree to the policy.  (Please note:  No fees will be assessed upon submission.)

Swimmers who are 18 or who are within 30 days of their 18th birthday will hear directly from USA Swimming with instructions as to what they need to do to comply with the policy.