SAFE SPORT RECOGNIZED CLUB STATUS

Patti Thompson

We are pleased to share that our club has received a Safe Sport Recognized Club status.  We are committed to providing a safe, healthy, and positive environment here at Austin Swim Club, and we have received recognition for all our efforts to this end.

Austin Swim Club is one of 7 teams in the South Texas LSC to be Safe Sport Recognized.  A big thanks to all the parents and swimmers for taking part in the trainings we conducted on Zoom and the trainings they did on their own.

Through USA Swimming’s Safe Sport Program, we submitted our Athlete Protection Policies, safeguarding procedures, and educational engagement, including

  • Our travel, electronic communication, and anti-bullying policies;
  • Our team honor codes and codes of conduct;
  • The processes by which we recruit and train staff;
  • Our communication procedures;
  • And our efforts to educate about Safe Sport, abuse prevention, and healthy boundaries.

All these items were reviewed by USA Swimming Safe Sport staff.  Our Safe Sport Recognized status will run for 2 years, after which time we will be eligible to renew by reviewing all our policies and procedures again.

We are excited to have achieved this milestone and demonstrate our commitment to providing a Safe Sport environment at Austin Swim Club.

Regards,

Kevin, Patti & Megan