USA Swimming and McAllen Swim Club‘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 for all USA swimming Clubs.

The U.S. Center for SafeSport (“the Center”), 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.

The Center urged all National Governing Bodies (NGBs) to add restrictions tailored to fit the sport. 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.

Please read the policy below along with the educational resources, to assist you in implementing MAAPP.

Starting June 23, 2019, as a condition of membership, all athlete members ages 18 and over must complete Athlete Protection Training.  

We need every family to read and acknowledge the MAAPP Policy. If you have any questions about the enhanced protection for our athletes and how McAllen Swim Club is doing everything we can to keep our swimming family safe please contact us at contactmsc@yahoo.com

 Join us in our commitment to do more to keep our athletes safe and abuse out of our sport.

https://www.usaswimming.org/utility/landing-pages/minor-athlete-abuse-prevention-policy