USA Swimming is committed to providing a healthy and positive environment free from abuse for all its members. USA Swimming’s Safe Sport program, a comprehensive abuse prevention program, consists of a multi-layered approach to keep kids safe, including: required policies and best practice guidelines; mandatory screening, including criminal background checks and employment screening; training and education; monitoring, supervision and mandatory reporting. These measures are informed by experts in the field of child safety and are among the strongest safeguards found in youth-serving organizations.
Resources to help your club implement Safe Sport policies, guidelines and practices.
Information on how to report Safe Sport issues and concerns.
For information on USA Swimming required background checks including how to get started and FAQs.
Find out how your club can demonstrate its commitment to providing a healthy and positive environment free from abuse.
For background on MAAPP including tools and resources.
Information and links to courses required for USA Swimming adult athlete and non-athlete members.
Complete listing of all individuals who are currently suspended or permanently banned from USA Swimming membership.
Show your team or LSC commitment to Safe Sport by purchasing materials here!
Sat., Sept 30 at 12:30 p.m. EST | REGISTER
Presented by USA Swimming Safe Sport Staff and a fellow official
Summary: Safe Sport training to cover your unique role as an official. During the training, we will discuss topics such as reporting, official-to-official conflict, professionalism, conflict resolution tactics, and responding to concerns. Two dates and times are available, but you only need to attend one. The content will be the same on both trainings.
There are many possible avenues and associated steps to address a concern that is reported to USA Swimming. Each avenue is addressed in stages with goals and steps. We make it a priority to handle our cases consistently and ethically. Throughout the different avenues there are many different communications that we make with those that are involved in the matter.