In June of 2019, USA Swimming adopted updated policies for athlete protection and safety. Our swim teams are honored to follow these high standards. Please see the below statement from USA Swimming regarding the SafeSport and MAAPP Guidelines. 

"USA Swimming’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.

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."

Documents for STORM SafeSport & MAAPP Guideline information:

MAAPP Guidelines version 2.0 goes into effect September 1, 2021. 

SafeSport Best Practices

Anti Bullying Policy

Electronic Communications Policy

Photo Policy

Virginia Swimming Website

USA Swimming Safe Sport Website

Code of Conduct & Grievance Policies 

Athlete Code of Conduct

Coach Code of Conduct

Parent Code of Conduct

Grievance Policy

Contact Information for SafeSport Concerns:

Call USA Swimming at (719) 866-4578 or report online: USA Swimming Safe Sport Reporting

Call the U.S. Center for Safe Sport (720) 524-5640 or Online Reporting for Safe Sport Concerns

Rockbridge STORM Swim Team Safe Sport Coordinator:

Leslie Ayers, [email protected]

Virginia Swimming Safe Sport Information:


Safety Chair, Virginia Swimming: 

Maureen Tolliver

(Phone) 540-288-3180