safe sport club RECOGnition program


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

USA Swimming Member clubs are required to implement the USA Swimming Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP) in full by June 23, 2019. MAAPP contains five sections: one-on-one interactions, travel, social media and electronic communications, locker rooms and changing areas and massage, rubdowns and athletic training modalities. For more information about the Policy and other education materials, click here

The Safe Sport Club Recognition program allows a member club to demonstrate its commitment to promoting healthy and positive environment free from abuse for all of 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.  

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-Team online search tool.

 

what's involved in the safe sport club recognition program?

  • Policies, procedures, and best practices: clubs will share their Athlete Protection Policies and the other measures to safeguard athletes.
  • 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 when minor athletes and parents complete the Safe Sport online courses, as well as hosting in-person Safe Sport-related training.
  • Reporting: clubs will detail communication to members about how to report misconduct to USA Swimming Safe Sport and the U.S. 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.

questions?

Contact Safe Sport staff at ssrp@usaswimming.org