Athlete Protection Education
USA Swimming is committed to raising awareness about prevention of abuse in sport. We are proud to partner with Praesidium, an industry expert in abuse prevention, to bring the swimming community customized and comprehensive training tools for coaches, volunteers and parents. Customized training for athletes will be available this fall.
Our training tools will help you:
- Understand the scope and effects of abuse in sport
- Recognize the signs of grooming behavior and boundary violations
- Understand how to establish boundaries and protect against false allegations
- Know how to react and report when you suspect abuse
MANDATORY TRAINING FOR NON-ATHLETE MEMBERS
Non-athlete members of USA Swimming are required to complete the Mandatory Education by clicking the link below. New members will be required to have their non-athlete application form and payment processed by their LSC registrar before they can sign in to complete the course.
** We are not taking renewals at this time. If you have already taken the course, the earliest you will be required to retake it is in September 2013. We will begin taking renewals in summer 2013. Thank you **
The course is free of charge and should take about an hour to complete. Click the link below to begin the course.
Free Training for Parents
The USA Swimming Safe Sport Program is proud to offer free athlete protection training to the parents of our member athletes. Parents are a critical component to our overall goal to protecting children from sexual abuse. The comprehensive online programming includes information about how offenders operate; how to recognize and respond to boundary violations, myths and facts about child sexual abuse and USA Swimming’s Athlete Protection Policies and Procedures.
Use this flyer to promote the FREE training to parents at your club: Parent Training Flyer
Free Training for Athletes
USA Swimming has developed a free education program for athlete ages 12-18.
Click the button below to learn about:
- Inappropriate contact
- Physical, emotional, and behavioral boundaries
- What to do if your boundaries are violated
- Who to tell
- How USA Swimming can be a resource for you
By learning how to protect yourselves, you also learn how to protect your peers; and together we can make the sport safer for everyone.