USA Swimming is committed to the protection of it's youth and members.

"The key aspect to the success of the Safe Sport program is for every member to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity that might be a violation of our Code of Conduct. We simply cannot assume that those being abused will voluntarily come forward, even if given the opportunity to do so in a confidential manner. "

Tim Hinchey III
USA Swimming President and CEO

To Deal with a SafeSport Concern, contact USA Swimming at (719) 866-4578

Contact the U.S. Center for Safe Sport to make a report. Call 833-5US-SAFE (587-7233) or use the

online reporting form or find more information at

Any USA Swimming Member (swimmers, coaches, officials) can report anonymously, if they wish, through text messaging at 888-270-SWIM (7946)


Safe Sport Best Practices: click HERE


USA Swimming 'Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy'
   NOTE: MAAPP "will not apply to Applicable Adults and their interactions with minor athletes unrelated to USA Swimming Activities.

  • REQUIRED 'Athlete Protection Training' for Adult (18 and Older) Athletes, Coaches, & Officials
    • Adult athletes must complete the "Athlete Protection Training: SafeSport TM Trained core course" initially, then a refresher course each successive year that they remain USA Registered.
    • DO NOT take "Safe Sport for Adult Athletes" - this does not count towards the requirement for 18&Older Athletes.
    • This course must be renewed Annually (Core Course, Refresher #1, Refresher #2, Refresher #3)
    • This course must be taken by the swimmer logged into THEIR OWN SWIMS account. If a swimmer takes it while logged into a parent's account it will not count, a new SWIMMER account will need to be created, and the swimmer will need to re-take the course to be eligible. 

USA Swimming Safe Sport Best Practice Guidelines


Information and Free Trainings for Parents & Swimmers


How to Report a Safe Sport Concern: click HERE to be directed to the USA Swimming Safe Sport page for contacts and submission guidelines.

  • Mandatory Reporting Rule
  • Issues related to Bullying (Peer to Peer & Adult to Peer), Parent Issues, and Violation of Team Rules/Code of Conduct should be directed to Coach John Janszen
  • Any issues related to Safe Sport may also be brought to Mandy Smith, the Louisiana Swimming Safe Sport Coordinator, to assist with direction and steps needed to be taken.