USA Swimming is committed to fostering a fun, healthy, and safe environment for all its members, and in 2010, it formally implemented a comprehensive Safe Sport program to respond to and prevent instances of abuse and misconduct within the sport of swimming.  Since then USA Swimming Safe Sport has worked tirelessly to educate members, put policies in place, and empower LSCs and clubs to create the best possible environments for all members.

 

 

CGBD Safe Sport

CGBD is committed to protecting your swimmers by following the Safe Sport Policies defined by USA Swimming.  In addition, CGBD has added some of its own policies to further create a safe environment specific to our club.

CGBD Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP)

CGBD Best Practices Guidelines

CGBD Athlete Code of Conduct

CGBD Parent Code of Conduct

CGBD Coach Code of Conduct

CGBD Social Media Policy

CGBD Anti-Bulling Policy

USA Swimming Code of Conduct

 

 

Athlete Protection Training and Education

USA Swimming offers free online Athlete Protection Training for coaches, officials, board members, chaperones, volunteers, and parents. All coaches, officials chaperones and board members must take the course to be certified as a non-athlete member of USA Swimming.

Training our members in abuse prevention and mandatory reporting is just as important as creating policies. USA Swimming is required to provide regular and consistent training for all adults who interact with and have direct contact with minor athletes, including adult athletes. Starting June 23, 2019, as a condition of membership, all athlete members ages 18 and over must complete Athlete Protection Training.

Click here for detailed instructions on how to take the course.

 

 

Parent Education

The USA Swimming Safe Sport Program is proud to offer free athlete protection training to the parents of our member athletes.  Parents are a critical component to our overall goal to protecting children from sexual abuse.  The comprehensive online programming includes information about how offenders operate; how to recognize and respond to boundary violations, myths and facts about child sexual abuse and USA Swimming’s Athlete Protection Policies and Procedures.

Please take the USA Swimming Free Parent Training to learn more.  Click here for detailed instructions on how to sign up.

 

 

Reporting

Mandatory reporting laws: "Pursuant to federal law, all adults authorized to interact with minor or amateur athletes who learn of facts that give reason to suspect that a child has suffered an incident of child abuse, including sexual abuse, shall make a report of the suspected abuse to law enforcement and/or your state's designated agency within 24 hours."

 

 

Additional Documents/Links

CGBD Locker Room Monitoring

CGBD Peer-to-Peer Incident Guide

CGBD Permission to Drive Minor Athlete

CGBD Permission to Share Lodging

CGBD Photography Policy

CGBD Photography Consent Form

CGBD Safety Plan Worksheet

CGBD Team Travel Policies and Procedures

CGBD Communication Policy