COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. –
USA Swimming announced today that seven Local Swimming Committees (LSCs) qualified to receive the second level incentive in USA Swimming’s latest Safe Sport Club Recognition initiative. In each of these LSCs, at least 50% of clubs within their geographic territory have achieved Safe Sport Club Recognition as of June 15, 2021*.
USA Swimming’s Safe Sport Club Recognition program allows USA Swimming member clubs to go above and beyond requirements, demonstrating their commitment to creating a healthy and positive environment free from abuse for all its members. There was a 400% increase in swim clubs who achieved USA Swimming Safe Sport Club Recognition between 2019 and 2020, setting record numbers during a difficult year. To continue this upward trend in 2021, the USA Swimming Keeping Athletes First Working Group approved a series of graduated incentives for LSCs with certain percentages of clubs within their geographic territories achieving Safe Sport Club Recognition.
LSCs reaching this second milestone will receive $2,000 and a $300 Match-Up Promotions coupon code. LSCs are strongly encouraged to use incentives for programs directly benefitting athletes (e.g., the athlete travel fund, athlete summits, camps and/or grant programs, etc.) and to purchase USA Swimming Safe Sport-branded items
The following LSCs qualified to receive the incentive as of the June 15, 2021 deadline:
- Florida Swimming
- Iowa Swimming
- Maryland Swimming
- Potomac Valley Swimming
- Sierra Nevada Swimming
- Snake River Swimming
- Virginia Swimming
To learn more about this incentive, please click here
*Seasonal USA Swimming Registered Clubs are not included in calculating the total number of clubs within an LSC achieving Safe Sport Club Recognition. However, a seasonal club within an LSC achieving Safe Sport Club Recognition will count towards the LSC required percentage to the benefit of the LSC.