Susan Woessner - Director of Safe Sport
Susan Woessner was named Director of Safe Sport at USA Swimming on Sept. 13, 2010.
In her role as Director of Safe Sport, Susan is responsible for the oversight of all aspects of USA Swimming’s athlete protection policies, guidelines, educational programs, reporting and adjudication services, and other activities and functions related to USA Swimming’s efforts to foster safe, healthy and positive sport environments.
Susan has been active in the abuse prevention space, speaking at multiple conferences and participating in a number of panel discussions. In 2013, she participated in the following: Child Welfare League of America National Conference; International Safeguarding Children in Sport Working Group; National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Safe to Compete Advisory Committee; National Youth Protection Symposium, Boy Scouts of America; USOC SafeSport Working Group: Investigation, Adjudication and Sanctions.Susan has worked with USA Swimming since 2004, in both the Business Operations and National Team divisions.
Susan counts empowering young people among her passions. She also volunteers for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of the Pikes Peak Region and as a confidential victim advocate for TESSA of Colorado Springs, the domestic violence and sexual assault crisis center for El Paso County. Susan also serves on the Board of Directors for TESSA.
From 1998-2002, Susan swam competitively for Indiana University. There she was awarded the Indiana University Scholastic Achievement Award, the IU Anita Aldrich Leadership Award and the IU Athletic Department Aline A. Robinson Mental Attitude Award.
Susan received a master’s degree in social work from the University of Texas and has experience working in the field with Girls, Inc., the Girls’ Empowerment Network of Austin and Southwest Key Programs.
She currently resides in Colorado Springs, Colo.