USA Swimming encourages member clubs to utilize this time away from practice and competition to complete the requirements of the USA Swimming Safe Sport Club Recognition program.
The 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.
This resource is intended to provide guidance on the various remote Safe Sport Club Recognition training options available to athletes and parents while maintaining social distance. For additional information on the Safe Sport Club Recognition requirements, please visit www.usaswimming.org/ssrp.
1. Starting April 2020, the USA Swimming Safe Sport staff has been hosting Zoom trainings for parents, minor athletes and coaches to assist clubs in completing the Training and Education requirement of the Safe Sport Club Recognition program.
2. Attendance at these sessions is limited to 500 participants. The training session will be secured five minutes after starting.
3. USA Swimming Safe Sport staff will record attendance and manually update the Club Portal.
"I came because it was required, but I left feeling so grateful I came. I wish I had this training sooner. Thank you!!!"
"This was a very informative and important session. I absolutely agree that all parents should attend this training."
"Thank you! Great way to share good information-- the interactive questions were great too."
"Thanks for the meeting! Definitely a good reminder to always be aware and educated."
"Thanks for the great training and I look forward to my daughter taking the class as well."
"We have a dear family friend who went through some awful trauma in a different sport. It is comforting to know that USA Swimming takes this seriously!"
"Thank you, this chat was very helpful."
"Thank you for educating me on this matter"
"This was a very good experience. I learned a lot from this and will take way some important lessons from this."
"Thank you for doing this, very important things to discuss!"
"Great explanation and very helpful for awareness."
"In my opinion, Mrs. Hahn does a great job of informing athletes about Safe Sport no matter how many times she has explained the information by talking with an engaging voice and taking things seriously when needed to. Please keep up the great work."
"Super informative and I learned a lot."
"This was really great. I appreciate how informative this was but also that it was kept to a reasonable time frame."
"I appreciate the breakdown between bullying vs rude, tattling vs. reporting, hard workouts vs. physical abuse."
"The Burger King video is very powerful. It really shows the leader vs group mentality."
"Love this class!! can not wait to share that with my kiddos."
"Very well done. I thought this was a lot more interesting and helpful than I was expecting. "
"The presentation was professional and highly informational. The host was clear, cheerful, and very responsive to participants' questions. I enjoyed it very much."
USA Swimming member clubs are seeking unique opportunities to remain connected with athletes and parents. One unique way to remain connected and complete the training component of Safe Sport Club Recognition is to host a virtual training.
Reminder: A virtual meeting with minor athletes is an electronic communication and the Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy requirements apply:
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