The Importance of Reporting
USA Swimming requires the reporting of sexual misconduct by any member and strongly encourages reporting boundary violations, red flag behavior, and any other inappropriate conduct.
If you have been the victim of abuse or are have questions about your situation, please contact Safe Sport Program staff, Susan Woessner or Liz Hoendervoogt, who can help answer any questions you may have.
The USA Swimming Code of Conduct requires any individual with credible information involving sexual misconduct to report that information to our Safe Sport Program staff. Providing specific information regarding abuse or suspected abuse helps USA Swimming to investigate the complaint, and, when appropriate, levy consequences, including revocation of membership.
Child abuse and child sexual abuse is a crime. If USA Swimming receives a complaint of sexual misconduct involving a minor, we will report it to the proper authorities. We urge all individuals to do the same.
Out of respect for the importance of this issue and to encourage honest and effective reporting, knowingly false or vindictive reporting will not be tolerated.
If you want to speak to someone immediately, contact our Director of Safe Sport, Susan Woessner, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 719-866-3589 or Safe Sport Program Coordinator, Liz Hoendervoogt, at email@example.com or 719-866-3542.