Training Opportunities

SAFE SPORT CLUB RECOGNITION

TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

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


USA Swimming Safe Sport Zoom Trainings

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.

  • Please see the upcoming 2021 training schedule below which will also be communicated via email, newsletters, and social media.

 

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.

 

TRAINING FOR PARENTS

Wed., May 12 at 8pm EST - REGISTER

Wed., June 23 at 8pm EST - REGISTER

Wed., July 14 at 8pm EST - REGISTER

Wed., August 25 at 8pm EST - REGISTER

Wed., September 15 at 8pm EST - REGISTER


USA Swimming Safe Sport Staff

What parents are saying about this training:

"Very good information. Thank you for being frank about these issues."


"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!"

TRAINING FOR ATHLETES

Thur., May 13 at 8pm EST - REGISTER

Thur., June 24 at 8pm EST - REGISTER

Thur., July 15 at 8pm EST - REGISTER

Thur., August 26 at 8pm EST - REGISTER

Thur., September 16 at 8pm EST - REGISTER

 

USA Swimming Safe Sport Staff

What Athletes are saying about this training:

"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."

 

TRAINING FOR COACHES

Thur., May 20 at 1pm EST - REGISTER

Fri., June 25 at 3pm EST - REGISTER

Fri., July 16 at 3pm EST - REGISTER

Fri., August 27 at 3pm EST - REGISTER

Fri., September 17 at 3pm EST - REGISTER

 

USA Swimming Safe Sport Staff

What Coaches are saying about this training:

"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."

 

Virtual Team Meeting

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.

Schedule a virtual meeting for either parents or athletes to attend.

  1. Access the USA Swimming LEARN platform via www.usaswimming.org/learn.
  2. Enter your last name, first name and date of birth into the search parameters boxes. Click “Search”
  • Click “Continue” next to your name
  • Click “Go to Learn”
  • Select “Courses” at the top
    • For a parent training, select Parent’s Guide to Misconduct in Sport
    • For an athlete training, select Safe Sport for Athletes

3. Conduct a virtual meeting with athletes or parents by sharing your screen and viewing the training course together. When you share your screen, ensure that you also share the sound from your device so those watching can hear the training audio.

4. Record attendance. A simple way to do this is to have participants send their name to the training host using a chat function.

5. Send the attendance record to ssrp@usaswimming.org. USA Swimming staff will manually update the Club Portal.

 

Reminder: A virtual meeting with minor athletes is an electronic communication and the Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy requirements apply:

  • If you are meeting with only one athlete, that athlete’s guardian/parent must also be included.
  • If you are meeting with multiple athletes, another adult must also be included.
  • The meeting must be held between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

[Note: USA Swimming secured Zoom ‘Enterprise’ licenses for USA Swimming clubs for a 90-day period. Access requests should be sent to Paula D’Amico at pdamico@usaswimming.org. For information on how to secure a Zoom meeting: https://www.usaswimming.org/news-landing-page/2020/04/07/how-to-secure-your-team's-zoom-meetings]

 

USA Swimming LEARN Platform

Athletes and parents can independently complete the training sessions using the USA Swimming LEARN platform.

 For athletes:

  1. Visit www.usaswimming.org/learn.
  2. Enter your last name, first name and date of birth into the search parameters boxes. Click “Search”.
  3. Click “Continue” next to your name.
  4. Click “Go to Learn”.
  5. Select “Courses” at the top.
  6. For athletes ages 12-18, click on the Safe Sport for Athletes course and complete the course using the prompts.
  7. For athletes over the age of 18, click on SafeSport Training for Adult Athletes.

 For parents:

  1. Visit https://learn.usaswimming.org/
  2. Click “Register”.
  3. Click “Create Account” in the Non-Member Access box.
  4. Follow the prompts to register an account.
  5. Click “Courses.”
  6. In Parent’s Guide to Misconduct in Sport, select “Add to Cart”.
  7. Click “Checkout”.
  8. Enter the requested billing address information and click “Order”. [Note: the course is free]
  9. Click “Dashboard”.
  10. Select the Parent’s Guide to Misconduct in Sport course to start.
  11. Complete the course using the prompts.


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