The Athlete Protection Training is provided through the U.S. Center for SafeSport. The required course is found on your USA Swimming Account under the Education tab and must be renewed annually. All new and existing adult members of USA Swimming, including adult athletes, must satisfactorily complete Athlete Protection Training as required by the U.S. Center for SafeSport.
New members will be required to create a USA Swimming Account before they can complete the course.
To complete Athlete Protection Training: SafeSportTM Trained course, please follow these directions:
The curriculum of those two courses is quite different. Both courses are developed by the U.S. Center for SafeSport.
The SafeSport™ Trained Core course is the requirement and covers the key topics that the congressional mandate said that youth sport organizations need to educate about. Athletes ages 18 and older are required to take this course due to their potential contact with minor athletes.
The SafeSport Training for Adult Athlete course is an optional course that covers the specific areas of boundaries and power dynamics between adult athletes and adult coaches.