Valley Swim Team Phoenix is committed to protecting your swimmers by following the MAAPP Safe Sport Policies defined by USA Swimming.  To further create a safe environment for our club, VSTP has created some additional policies.  If there is ever an overlap of VSTP policy and USA swimming policy, USA swimming policy will prevail.  All VSTP members and parents need to read and understand all information on this page.

USA Swimming is committed to fostering a fun, healthy and safe environment for all of its members. For that reason, USA Swimming has in place a detailed Code of Conduct  .  The following rules, policies, reporting structure, education and tools are intended to serve our members as we work together to maintain this environment.

Code of Conduct - Coaches

Code of Conduct - Parents

Code of Conduct - Athletes

First Line of Defense

Background checks and pre-employment screens are critical tools to selecting the best possible people for staff and volunteer positions by USA Swimming clubs.  All VSTP coaches, officials, and volunteers must satisfactorily pass a criminal background check in order to become non-athlete members of USA Swimming.  Additionally, all USA Swimming clubs must perform three required pre-employment screens on any new employee. 

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.  SAFE SPORT FOR SWIM PARENTS

Recognizing and 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."


USA Swimming and U.S. Center for Safe Sport Contact and reporting information call USA Swimming (719) 866-4578 CLICK HERE to deal with a Safe Sport Concern.

If you have questions or concerns regarding...

*Sexual harrassment or misconduct, contact the US Center for Safe Sport (720) 524-5640  Online Report Form

*Bullying, parent issues, violations of team rules/policies, contact VSTP Board President Jessica DeJong, j[email protected]net

USA Swimming's Safe Sport Director  Elizabeth Hahn [email protected]

VSI Safe Sport Rep Maureen Tolliver [email protected] 540-288-3180

VSTP Safe Sport Coordinator Stephanie Reed  [email protected] 540-303-1355


Safe Sport Best Practices Guide

Social Media Electronic Communication Guidelines

Valley Swim Team Phoenix Photography Policy

USA Swimming MAAPP Policy

Grievance Procedure

Anti Bullying Policy


VSTP Mission Statement

We are committed to providing a competitive swimming opportunity to guide young swimmers in realizing personal and team excellence in a motivational, challenging, safe and healthy environment.   We strive to foster a passion for swimming and build great character and integrity for life.