Safe Sport

ABUSE PREVENTION PROGRAM

 

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.


RECOGNIZE

Learn about risks and red flag behavior
GET EDUCATED

RESPOND

What needs to happen when an incident occurs
TAKE ACTION & REPORT

RECOVER

Empower survivors with resources to aid with healing
ASSIST WITH RECOVERY
 

RESOURCES

Club Toolkit

Resources to help your club implement Safe Sport policies, guidelines and practices.

 

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Deal With A Safe Sport Concern

Information on how to report Safe Sport issues and concerns.

 

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COMPLETE A BACKGROUND CHECK

For information on USA Swimming required background checks including how to get started and FAQs.

 

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Safe Sport Club Recognition

Find out how your club can demonstrate its commitment to providing a healthy and positive environment free from abuse.

 

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Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy

For background on MAAPP including tools and resources.

 

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Athlete Protection Training

Information and links to courses required for USA Swimming adult athlete and non-athlete members.

 

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Individuals SUSPENDED OR INELIGIBLE

Complete listing of all individuals who are currently suspended or permanently banned from USA Swimming membership.

 

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ORDER SAFE SPORT MATERIALS

Show your team or LSC commitment to Safe Sport by purchasing materials here!

 

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Keeping Athletes First

WIN A VISIT FROM A NATIONAL TEAM ATHLETE


Starting July 2020, USA Swimming’s Board of Directors implemented an incentive known as the Keeping Athletes First Action Plan. As part of this incentive, teams who are Safe Sport Club Recognized are entered in a random monthly drawing for a chance to win a visit from a National Team athlete or alum.

This program runs July 2020-December 2021.

Winners are selected randomly from the monthly drawing.

October WINNERS

TEAM

Bergen Barracudas Swim Team (NJ)

 

ATHLETE

Kaersten Meitz

September WINNERS

TEAM

Saint Petersburg Aquatics (FL)

 

ATHLETE

Tate Jackson

AUGUST WINNERS

TEAM

Buckeye Swim Club (OH)

 

ATHLETE

Emily Escobedo 

JULY WINNERS

TEAM

Flagler Fluid Swim Team (FL)

 

ATHLETE

Mallory Comerford

Safe Sport - Stand Together

Safe Sport Speaker Request

Interested in bringing Safe Sport to your swim club, LSC meeting, or event? Safe Sport staff and volunteers can bring scenario-based training for club BODs, athletes, parents, and/or coaches.
FAQs & safe sport Contact Directory

HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?

If you have any additional questions, comments or concerns, please reach out to the Safe Sport support team.
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