Safe Sport Club Recognition

EVERY CLUB CAN JOIN

SAFE SPORT CLUB RECOGNITION PROGRAM

The USA Swimming 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 for all its members through the development and implementation of club governance measures, Safe Sport policies and reporting mechanisms, Safe Sport best practices and training to athletes and parents.

HOW DO I GET STARTED?

Similar to Club Recognition, club administrators log into the Club Portal (right) to begin the process. This is a project that your team’s Safe Sport Coordinator or board can help with. Safe Sport Club Recognition must be renewed every 2 years and recognition status can be revoked or denied if issues arise.

SAFE SPORT STANDARDS & RESOURCES

  • Clubs will be asked to share their Athlete Protection Policies and other measures they have in place to safeguard athletes.

  • They will also demonstrate how they screen and select staff and volunteers as getting the right people involved is a big part of successfully implementing Safe Sport.

  • Additionally, clubs will be awarded points when minor athletes and parents complete the Safe Sport online courses, as well as hosting in-person Safe Sport related training.

  • They will also detail communication to members about how to report misconduct to USA Swimming Safe Sport and the U.S. Center for SafeSport.

 

RECOGNITION

 

Recognized clubs earn a badge to display on their website, and these clubs will be designated as Safe Sport recognized in USA Swimming’s Find-a-Team online search tool. Become recognized and demonstrate your team’s commitment to safeguarding your athletes and all participants!

 

 

KEEPING ATHLETES FIRST INCENTIVE

 

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. The incentive goes into effect July 2, 2020 and ends December 31, 2020. Details and official rules can be found here.


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