Swimmer Resources

Athlete Protection Education:
USA Swimming is committed to raising awareness about prevention of abuse in sport.  USA Swimming is proud to partner with Praesidium, an industry expert in abuse prevention, to bring the swimming community customized and comprehensive training tools for coaches, volunteers and parents. Customized training for athletes is available now.
Their training tools will help you:
- Understand the scope and effects of abuse in sport
- Recognize the signs of grooming behavior and boundary violations
- Understand how to establish boundaries and protect against false allegations
- Know how to react and report when you suspect abuse

Free Training for Athletes:
USA Swimming has developed a free education program for athlete ages 12-18.
Click the link below to learn about:
- Inappropriate contact
- Physical, emotional, and behavioral boundaries
- What to do if your boundaries are violated
- Who to tell
- How USA Swimming can be a resource for you

By learning how to protect yourselves, you also learn how to protect your peers; and together we can make the sport safer for everyone.


Coach Anthony's Recommended Reading for Swimmers:
Handling Last
Mind of a Champion
Staying in Control Behind the Blocks
Avoiding Psych-Outs and Intimidation
Why Core Strength Will Make You a Faster Swimmer
The Performance-Disrupting Weight of Expectations
Perfectionism: The Athlete's Achille's Heel


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