OKOTOKS MAVERICKS SWIMMING

 

 

SAFE SPORT AQUATICS ADVOCATE - Joanne Ginzer

 

Swimming Canada's Safe Sport Program follows the belief that everyone in the sport has the right to enjoy the sport at whatever level or position they participate in a safe and inclusive training and competitive environment that is free of abuse, harassment or discrimination.

Okotoks Mavericks Swimming believes the welfare of everyone involved in the sport is a foremost consideration and in particular, the protection of children/athletes in the sport is the responsibility of each individual, member and special interest group in the swimming community.

Safe Sport Program will focus on 3 key areas:

1. EDUCATION: (Human Resources - Abuse, Harassement & Anti-bullying - Equity, Diversity & Inclusion - Anti-doping & Substance Abuse - Mental & Physical Health)

2. PREVENTION: (Screening - Required Training - Responsible Coaches movement - Early Intervention - Risk Management)

3. RESPONSE: (Support Services - Insurance - Conflict Resolution - Investigation - Discipline)

All of these areas will be supported by strong governance, policies & procedures to achieve the goal to ensure that all members and registrants of Okotoks Mavericks Swimming at all levels have the resources to provide and access a fun, healthy, inclusive and safe environment.

 

Swim Alberta Safe Sporting Environment

Guiding Principal Statement - Okotoks Mavericks Swimming provides a fun, healthy, inclusive and safe enviroment.  Swimming enriches the lives of everyone involved by ensuring that the training and competitive environment is one where athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers and staff know that they are safe and treated with respect and dignity.

Okotoks Mavericks Swimming acknowledge that we have a 'duty of care' to ensure that standards and procedures based on best practices, support a safe, inclusive, open, observable and transparent sporting environment for all members.

Based on the role, responsibility and practices of everyone involved.  Okotoks Mavericks Swimming will continually monitor and evaluate our Safe Sport policies and procedures which are outlined in the applicable policies:

1. Code of Conduct and Ethics

2. Screening Policy (under review)

3. Discipline and Complaints Policy

4. Equity, Inclusion and Universal Access

All swimmers, parents and coaches are expected to complete a Code of Conduct at the beginning of every season.

1. Swimmer/Coach Code of Conduct

2. Parent Code of Conduct 

Okotoks Mavericks Swimming Anti-Bullying Procedure

1. Swimmer Anti-Bullying Procedure

2, Parent Anti-Bullying Procedure 

3. Coach Anti-Bullying Procedure