Learn About Safe Sport
USA Swimming is committed to fostering a fun, healthy, and safe environment for all its members, and in 2010, it formally implemented a comprehensive Safe Sport program to respond to and prevent instances of abuse and misconduct within the sport of swimming. Since then USA Swimming Safe Sport has worked tirelessly to educate members, put policies in place, and empower LSCs and clubs to create the best possible environments for all members.
Full implementation of the Safe Sport Program involves six key components:
- Policies and Guidelines
- Screening and Selection
- Training and Education
- Monitoring and Supervision
- Recognizing, Responding, and Reporting
- Grassroots Engagement and Feedback
safe sport program staff
Elizabeth hahn, safe sport coordinator
Liz Hahn joined the USA Swimming staff as Safe Sport Coordinator in November of 2011.
In Liz's role, she provides administrative and program support for USA Swimming’s Safe Sport program.
She joins the NGB from the El Paso County Department of Human Services where she served as a caseworker in the Child Welfare Division’s sexual abuse unit. Hoendervoogt also brings experience with Safe Passage, a child advocacy center in Colorado Springs and Harrison School District 2, also in Colorado Springs.
Liz can be reached at email@example.com or 719-866-3542.
maggie vail, safe sport education specialist
Maggie Vail serves USA Swimming as the Safe Sport Education Specialist. Her primary responsibility is to focus on Safe Sport’s education and prevention efforts by developing new resources for members and coordinating training opportunities.
Ms. Vail earned a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Michigan and previously worked as a victim advocate and counselor for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence.
Maggie can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 719-866-3552.