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Twenty-Four Teams Receive Safe Sport Recognition in January


Twenty-Four Teams Receive Safe Sport Recognition in January

USA Swimming approved 24 teams for its Safe Sport Recognized Club program in January, bringing its total of Safe Sport Recognized clubs to 138.

f-0-29-4429095_smcVWNzo_SafeSportVerifiedLogoLaunched in 2018, the Safe Sport Recognized Club program allows a member club to demonstrate its commitment to creating an abuse-free, safe, healthy, and positive environment for all of its members through the development and implementation of Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention and Anti-Bullying, Safe Sport Best Practices, and Athlete Protection Training. 

Clubs that achieve Safe Sport recognition will be able to put a badge on their club website with the designation (see attached) and will be listed in the USA Swimming Find a Team tool for prospective parents searching for a Safe Sport recognized club in their area.

 “The program highlights a club’s commitment to going above and beyond in its Safe Sport initiatives,” said Abigail Howard, USA Swimming Associate Counsel & Director of Safe Sport. “We are specifically excited to see how it will expand the education and training efforts to minor athletes and the parents of our athletes.”

In order to attain recognition, clubs must apply through USA Swimming’s Club Portal. The following criteria will be considered: the club’s Athlete Protection Policies and the other measures to safeguard athletes; the club’s screening and selection procedures for staff and volunteers; the club’s communication to members about how to report misconduct to USA Swimming Safe Sport and the U.S. Center for SafeSport. Clubs will be awarded points when minor athletes and parents complete the Safe Sport online courses, as well as hosting in-person Safe Sport-related training.

Safe Sport Recognition can be renewed every two years. For more information, visit our Safe Sport Recognized Club program page, or contact USA Swimming Safe Sport staff at ssrp@usaswimming.org

The following clubs have attained Safe Sport Recognition:

Aces Swim Club

Ad Astra Area Aquatics

AGON

Alamance County Community Y/BAC

Alexandria Swim Club

All Star Aquatics

Alto Swim Club

American Energy Swim Club

Ames Cyclone Aquatics Club

Aquajets Swim Team

Aquatic Club of Elkhorn

Arena Club Aquatics

Arkansas Dolphins Swim Team

Arlington Aquatic Club

Asphalt Green Unified Aquatics

Avon Community Swim Team

Azura Florida Aquatics

Berkeley Aquatic Club

Bixby Swim Club

Bloomington Normal Swim Club

Boise Swim Club

Boonville Aquatic Dolphins

Boulder Swimming

Bozeman Multisport Aquatics

Buckeye Swim Club

Buenaventura Swim Club

Buffalo Area Aquatic Club

Cape Fear Aquatic Club

Cascade Swim Club

Cheyenne Mountain Aquatics

Colorado Torpedoes

Columbia Aquatics Association

Coral Springs Swim Club

Cypress Fairbanks Swim Club

Downeast Family YMCA

East Carolina Aquatics

El Paso Aqua Posse

Elevation Athletics

Empire KC Swim Club

Enfinity Aquatic Club

Fairfax Foxes Swimming

Fishers Area Swimming Tigers

Flashes Aquatics

Flatiron Athletic Club

Flood Aquatics Swim Team

Fort Wayne Swim Team

Fox Swim Club

Frederick Area Swim Team

Front Range Barracudas

Great Illinois Swimmers

Gulf Coast Swim Team

Hickory Foundation YMCA Seahorse Swim Team

High Point Swim Club

Hilltop Aquatic Swim Team

Hockomock Area YMCA Lightning

Indiana Swim Club

JCC Bridgewater Tide

JCC Swimming

Jets Aquatic Club

Lakeside Aquatics Team

Lawrence County Aquatics

Long Reach Swim Club

Los Gatos Swim Club

Loyola Blakefield Aquatics

Magnolia Aquatic Club

Mako Aquatics

Martin County Swimming

Maryland Suburban Swim Club

Meridian Swimming Assoc.

Metrowest YMCA Stingrays

Mexico Tiger Sharks

Mexico YMCA Mid-Mo Marlins

Mid-Cities Arlington Swimming

Missoula YMCA Swim Team

Mundelein Mustang Swim Club

Nation's Capital Swim Club

Naval Academy Aquatic Club

North Coast Aquatics

Northern Dutchess Aquatic Club

Northridge Area Swimming Assoc

NOVA of Virginia Aquatics, Inc

NSEA Swim

Nu Wave Swim Club

Oswego Laker Swim Club

Paseo Aquatics Swim Team

Performance Aquatics

Pine Crest Swimming

Plainfield Community Aquatics

Portland Porpoise Swim Club

Pueblo Swim Club

Raleigh Swimming Association

Rappahannock Area YMCA Swim Team, Inc

Riptide

Sailfish Swim Club

Sailfish Swim Team

Salt Lake Swim Legends

San Gabriel Sea Gulls

Sandhills Sandsharks

Sarasota Tsunami Swim Team

Sarpy County Swim Club

Sea Dragon Aquatics

Sharks Swim Club

South Florida Aquatic Club

South Louisiana Swim Team

Southeastern Swim Club

Southwest Aquatic Team

Splash Club, Inc.

St. Bernard Swim Club

Steel Aquatic Club

Sterling Stingrays Swim Club

Stingrays

Summit Swimming

Sun-shine Aquatics Swim Club

Swim Charleston

Swim Fort Lauderdale

Swim GSA

Swim Torrance

SwimMAC Carolina

Syracuse Chargers

TAC Titans

Team Charlotte Swimming

Team Eugene Aquatics-YMCA

Team Velocity

Thames Aquatic Club

The Fish

Tomball Area Swim Club

Town Wreckers Swim Team

Tri-city Channel Cats

Trident Swim Club

Washington Township Swim Club

Waterloo Swimming

West Texas Typhoon

Wichita Swim Club

WTRC Sharks Swim Team Inc.

Y in Central Maryland

YMCA of Hagerstown

YMCA of Northwest North Carolina Riptyde

Y-Spartaquatics Swim Club

 


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