In what may be a silver lining of the last few months, the USA Swimming Safe Sport team helped facilitate more coach, athlete, and parent virtual trainings in support of the Safe Sport Club Recognition Program in the first half of 2020 than in any other calendar year.
In an effort to support this upward trend, the USA Swimming’s Board of Directors endorsed a new incentive, as part of the Keeping Athletes First Action Plan, to continue to increase the number of clubs to achieve Safe Sport Club Recognition.
Starting July 2, 2020, all teams who have achieved Safe Sport Club Recognition will be entered in a monthly drawing for the chance to win a visit from a National Team athlete or alum. This is an exciting opportunity for winners to have a conversation, a clinic and/or take photos with a respected athlete at no cost to the winning team. USA Swimming will coordinate the visit, which may occur in person or virtually at USA Swimming’s discretion, with the winning club. In addition, clubs who do not win will stay in the drawing until this incentive ends on December 31, 2021.
For more information on this incentive and the official rules, please visit here
The Safe Sport Club Recognition program allows a USA Swimming member club to demonstrate its commitment to creating a healthy and positive environment, free from abuse. This is done through the development and implementation of Safe Sport club measures, policies, reporting mechanisms, best practices and trainings. As more USA Swimming clubs achieve Safe Sport Club Recognition, we will create a safer environment for all our athletes.
Please visit usaswimming.org/ssrp
to learn more about the Safe Sport program.