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.
  • 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 Safe Sport Policies to best ensure the safety of our participants. 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 [email protected]

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

 

MSC - IMPORTANT DOCUMENT LINKS

 

Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP) - Click here to Download PDF

 

Anti Bullying Action Plan - Click here to Download PDF

 

MSC / Safe Sport Best Practices - Click here to Download PDF

 

MSC Parental Consent Forms - Click here to Download PDF

  •  Massage Therapist Consent Form
  •  Local Travel Consent Form
  •  Travel Accomodations Consent Form
  •  Unrelated Adult with a Minor Consent Form

Photography & Video Recording Policy & Consent Form - Click here to Download PDF

 

Swimmer & Parent Code of Conduct Policy Agreement - Click here to Download PDF

 

MSC Coach Code of Conduct - Click here to Download PDF 

 

SAFE SPORT - IMPORTANT LINKS

Safe Sport Home Page

https://www.usaswimming.org/safe-sport

 

ATHLETE RESOURCE LINKS

Safe Sport for Athletes - Teaches swimmers how to be a part of Safe Sport, as well as gives education about healthy boundaries and where to take a concern.

https://learn.usaswimming.org

 

Athlete Protection Training - Required for all USAS members ages 18+

https://www.usaswimming.org/resource-center/athlete-protection-training

 

L.E.A.R.N. - Leadership Education and Resource Network

https://learn.usaswimming.org

 

Athletes as Leaders

https://www.usaswimming.org/safe-sport/safe-sport-team-talk

 

 

PARENT RESOURCE LINKS

Parent's Guide to Misconduct in Sporthttps://learn.usaswimming.org

Safe Sport's online course for parents provides an introduction to Safe Sport, abuse, and reporting information. More information and access to the course can be found on the link provided.

  1. Click on the link about
  2. Click “Register”.
  3. Click “Create Account” in the Non-Member Access box.
  4. Follow the prompts to register an account.
  5. Click “Courses.”
  6. In Parent’s Guide to Misconduct in Sport, select “Add to Cart”.
  7. Click “Checkout”.
  8. Enter the requested billing address information and click “Order”. [Note: the course is free]
  9. Click “Dashboard”.
  10. Select the Parent’s Guide to Misconduct in Sport course to start.
  11. Complete the course using the prompts.

Training and Education Services for Parents

https://uscenterforsafesport.org/training-and-education/training-and-education-services/

 

5 Tips for Parents

https://www.usaswimming.org/docs/default-source/safe-sportdocuments/club-toolkit/3.-club-resources/safesport2019parentcard.pdf

 

Report a Concern

https://uscenterforsafesport.org/report-a-concern/

 

HOW TO REPORT AN INCIDENT

For issues dealing with sexual misconduct, sexual harassment and/or sexually explicit or inappropriate communication through social media:

For issues dealing with known or suspected child abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse, criminal charges, inappropriate touching, lap sitting, coaches sharing hotel rooms with athletes, inappropriate massage or rubdowns performed by coaches or unrelated adults, inappropriate use of photography or video,  the use, sale or distribution of illegal drugs, or any other violation of the MAAPP policy:

 

For issues dealing with peer-to-peer bullying, coach-athlete bullying, parent issues, & other violations of the MSC Code of Conduct:

  • Bring the grievance to your group’s direct Coach, either by emailing them or request a meeting.
  • You can also report the incident to our Head Coach or Board of Director at [email protected]