Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP) Requirement

Steve Keller
Jun 17, 2019

USA Swimming’s top priority continues to be keeping our athletes safe. No form of 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.

Ozaukee Aquatics is implenting steps to prevent such abuses on our pool deck.  Please read the attached MAAPP Policy and acknowledge your understanding of the policy using the attached google form.  This is not an optional program, each USA Swimming member must agree.

In addition to this policy, all adult athletes, above 17 years of age, must complete the athlete protection training given by USA Swimming.  A link will be provided in an email.  This training needs to be completed by 6/23.

Read the MAAPP Policy Here 

Acknowldege Form