safe sport recognized club program


Become a Safe Sport Recognized Club and demonstrate your team's commitment to safeguarding your athletes and all participants!

The Safe Sport Recognized Club program allows clubs to demonstrate their commitment to creating a safe, healthy, and positive environment for all of their members through the development and implementation of Athlete Protection Policies, Safe Sport Best Practices, and Safe Sport education. 

Safe Sport 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-Club online tool.


what's involved in the safe sport recognition program?

  • Policies, procedures, and best practices: clubs will share their Athlete Protection Policies and the other ways they've set up their clubs to safeguard members.
  • Personnel: a big part of successfully implementing Safe Sport is getting the right people involved.  Clubs will demonstrate the screening and selection procedures for staff and volunteers.
  • Training and Education: clubs will be awarded points for having athletes and parents complete the Safe Sport online courses, as well as hosting in-person Safe Sport-related training.
  • Reporting: clubs will demonstrate how they communicate to their members about reporting to USA Swimming Safe Sport and the Center for SafeSport.


how do i get started?

Similar to Club Recognition, club administrators log into the Club Portal (below) to begin the process.  Safe Sport Recognition can be renewed every 2 years.


Contact Safe Sport staff at


Safe Sport Recognition FAQ

Club and LSC Portal Search