Safe Sport
Like USA Swimming, FAST is committed to fostering a fun, healthy and safe environment for all its members. In 2010, USA Swimming formally implemented a comprehensive Safe Sport program to respond to and prevent instances of abuse and misconduct within the sport of swimming. Since then, USA Swimming Safe Sport has worked tirelessly to educate members, put policies in place, and empower LSCs and clubs to create the best possible environments for all members.

Full implementation of the Safe Sport Program involves six key components:
1. Policies and Guidelines
2. 
Screening and Selection
3. 
Training and Education
4. 
Monitoring and Supervision
5. 
Recognizing, Responding, and Reporting
6. 
Grassroots Engagement and Feedback

In and effort to provide additional safeguards for our young athletes and to comply with USA Swimming's new Minor Athlete Abuse Protection Policy (MAAPP) guidelines, FAST is providing the following policies and educational documents:

 

Free Safe Sport Training: 

Athlete Protection Training

Safe Sport Training for Athletes

Safe Sport Training for Adults

Bullying Prevention

 

Policies:

Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy

MAAPP Written Acknowledgement of Policy

MAAPP Written Permission for Local Transportation of Minor Athlete

MAAPP Written Permission for Adult to Travel to Competition with Minor Athlete

MAAPP Written Permission for Adult Athlete to Share Lodging with Minor Athlete

FAST Action Plan to Address Bullying

FAST Grievance Policy

 

Educational Documents:

Safe Sport Best Practice Guidelines

Applicable Adults

One-on-one Interactions

Social Media and Electronic Communications

Travel: Local and Team

Locker Rooms and Changing Areas

Massages, Rubdowns and Athletic Training Modalities

APT Requirement for Adult Athletes

MAAPP and Non-USA Swimming Activities

Deal with Safe Sport Concern

 

USA Swimming and Center for Safe Sport contact & reporting information:

USA Swimming: (719) 866-4578  

Deal with a Safe Sport Concern

U.S. Center for Safe Sport to make a report

Use the online reporting form, call (720) 524-5640, or find more information at www.uscenterforsafesport.org

 

Sabrina Buhagiar

Head Coach of Fairmont Area Swim Team

Email: sabrina.buhagiar@gmail.com

Phone: 304-886-1764

 

*On April 29, 2019, USA Swimming released its Minor Athlete Abuse 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.