Prince William Swim Club

              "The Amberjax"

WHERE TO START WITH MY CONCERN:
When making the decision to report a concern you have, it can often feel intimidating and overwhelming.   Please use these guidelines to help you on the first step to "Where do I report?".  Please use the provided links which will additionally help you get in touch with the appropriate people.
Please note that this is not an exhaustive list.  If you are not sure who to contact with a concern please contact Safe Sport Staff at the National Office ([email protected]) and they will guide you thru your concern, answer your questions and contact you with the correct people.
 
If your concern deals with any of the following:
  • Sexual Misconduct
  • Sexual Harrassment
  • Sexually Explicit/Inappropriate Communication through Social Media
Please contact the USA Center for Safe Sport to make a report.  Use the on-line reporting formcall (720) 524-5640
or find more information at www.usacenterforsafesport.org
 
If your concern deals with any of the following:
  • Criminal charges
  • Use, Sale or Distribution of illegal drugs
  • Physical Abuse
  • Inappropriate Touching
  • Lap Sitting
  • Coaches sharing hotel rooms with Athletes
  • Rubdown or Massage performed by coaches
  • Pictures or video taken in locker rooms or changing areas
Please contact Liz Hahn at [email protected] at the National Office or complete the on-line reporting form.
 
If your concern deals with any of the following:
  • Peer to Peer Bullying
  • Adult to Athlete Bullying
  • Parent Issues
  • Violations of team rules and team code of conduct
Please make a report to our team's Safe Sport Liasion.  We have provided a proposed letter of correspondence to assist you in beginning the process.
 
MANDATORY REPORTING RULE:
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.
 
ARTICLE 306
SEXUAL MISCONDUCT REPORTING REQUIREMENTS
 .1 It is every member’s responsibility to promptly report any incident regarding sexual misconduct by a member as described in Article 304.3.8  to USA Swimming’s Director of Safe Sport.  Reporting must occur when an individual has firsthand knowledge of misconduct or where specific and credible information has been received from a victim or knowledgeable third party.  Various state laws may also require reporting to law enforcement or to a designated child protection agency.
.2 No member shall retaliate against any individual who has made a good faith report under 306.1.
.3 False reporting of sexual misconduct made in bad faith is prohibited.
.4 Neither civil nor criminal statutes of limitation apply to reports of cases of sexual abuse.”