Safe Sport

 

To complete an Athlete Protection course, please login to your deck pass account upon visiting the Safe Sport website to complete it. There are courses available for athletes and parents.

 

What is Safe Sport?

 

Safe Sport is the terminology that is used to help promote safety education and security for sports programs. YCF follows the USA Swimming guidelines for Safe Sport that help to protect all athletes from bullying, hazing, emotional, physical and sexual abuse. These guidelines include but are not limited to: photography, videography, team travel, locker room etiquette, bullying and code of conduct policies.

 

Why am I being told where to take pictures and videos of my child on the pool deck?

 

We, as parents, all want to take pictures and videos of how our kids swim in each meet. However, not all locations are acceptable. Authorized camera zones during swim meets and practices at the Rosen Aquatic Center are on the sides of the pool, at the end of the lane when not being used as the starting end and the spectator grand stand upstairs. “No Camera Zones” are always located behind the starting blocks and in the locker rooms.

 

Think about this - you take an innocent photo of your swimmer on the blocks and post it on your social media page. Even though your page may be private, a “friend” on social media may not have the same privacy settings on their own page. Additionally, that photo can always be saved to a personal device and shared on the internet. This seemingly harmless photo could now be accessible to the general public and someone with ill intentions comes along and uses the photo for their own personal enjoyment. Please help us to be diligent in protecting your swimmer.

 

If you do choose to take a photo or video from a “No Camera Zone” and it is found on your social media page, you can be banned from the pool deck per USA Swimming rules.

 

Reporting a Concern

 

To deal with a safe sport concern, contact USA Swimming at (719) 866-4578.

 

Contact the U.S. Center for Safe Sport to make a report. Call (720) 524-5640 or use the online reporting form or find more information at http://www.uscenterforsafesport.org

 


 

Safe Sport Best Practices