safe sport recognized club program
Become a Safe Sport Recognized Club 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 Recognized Club program allows a member club to demonstrate its commitment to creating an abuse-free, safe, healthy, and positive environment for all of its members through the development and implementation of Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention and Anti-Bullying, Safe Sport Best Practices, and Athlete Protection Training.
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 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.
Contact Safe Sport staff at firstname.lastname@example.org