"Providing a world class aquatics program for all members to develop their full potential as athletes and individuals in
 a safe and positive environment."
Gulf Swimming
Level 3
Excellence 200

 

 

USA Swimming Safe Sport


USA Swimming: (719) 866-4578 Deal with a Safe Sport Concern

U.S Center for Safe Sport:

1. Online reporting form
2. Call: 833-5US-SAFE (833-587-7233),
3. Additional information: https://uscenterforsafesport.org

4. Text anonymous tips to 888-270-SWIM (7946) 

 

Safe Sport Best Practices Guidelines

Katy Aquatics Student-Athlete Code of Conduct
Katy Aquatics MAAP
Katy Aquatics Written Acknowledgement
Athlete Protection Policy
Parent Consent Forms

 

Anti-Bullying presentation recording:  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJUznzZd1j8XCB_MMMi1FeaHZpBQbJ9HR

Team Talking and Safe Sport Senarios

 

Required Learning Opportunities:  To count towards our Safe Sport Recognition Program points, families must complete either individual training or group training.  Links and instructions listed below:

1.  Safe Sport Individual Required Education:  For every 10% of the club's households to complete this training the team will earn 1 point towards our Safe Sport Recognition Program (SSRP).  Step-by-step instructions for Athletes and Parents.  Make sure parent and athlete's accounts are linked, instructions to linking accounts, click here.

For Athletes:

  • Turn off pop up blockers on your web browser

    Go to https://university.usaswimming.org/landing.

  • Click on Athletes.
  • Click on SSRP.
  • Click on View Info.
  • Click on Start.
  • Click on Login; You will be prompted to login or create a login if you are not currently a member.
  • Click on Start.
  • Once the course is complete click on the “Submit Button” and complete the survey at the end of the course.
  • To download the certificate, click on view transcript and click on the course “Download Certificate” button. (Sometimes it takes the system a little bit to update. Click Ctrl+Shift+R to refresh the screen or you may need to log out and then back in again later).

For Parents:

  • Turn off pop up blockers on your web browser

    Go to https://university.usaswimming.org/landing.

  • Click on Parents/Volunteers.
  • Click on SSRP.
  • Click on View Info.
  • Click on Start.
  • Click on Login; You will be prompted to login or create a login if you are not currently a member.
  • Click on Start.
  • Once the course is complete click on the “Submit Button” and complete the survey at the end of the course.
  • To download the certificate, click on view transcript and click on the course “Download Certificate” button. (Sometimes it takes the system a little bit to update. Click Ctrl+Shift+R to refresh the screen or you may need to log out and then back in again later)

2. Group Presentations Presented by USA Swimming: 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.  As is for the indivudual training, for every 10% of the club's housoulds completing the group traiing, the team will earn 1 point towrds our Safe Sport Recognition Program:

TRAINING FOR PARENTS

Wed., Sept. 13 at 8:00 p.m. EST | REGISTER 

Wed., Oct 11 at 7:00 p.m. Pacific Time | REGISTER *New*

Wed., Nov 1 at 8:00 p.m. EST | REGISTER 

Wed., Dec 6 at 8:00 p.m. EST | REGISTER 

 

USA Swimming Safe Sport Staff
TRAINING FOR ATHLETES

Thur., Sept 14 at 8:00 p.m. EST | REGISTER

Thur., Oct 12 at 7:00 p.m. Pacific Time | REGISTER *New*

Thur., Nov 2 at 8:00 p.m. EST | REGISTER 

Thur., Dec 7 at 8:00 p.m. EST | REGISTER 

 

USA Swimming Safe Sport Staff

TRAINING FOR COACHES

Fri., Sept 15 at 3:00 p.m. EST | REGISTER

Fri., Oct 13 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time | REGISTER *New*

Fri., Nov 3 at 3:00 p.m. EST | REGISTER 

Fri., Dec 8 at 3:00 p.m. EST | REGISTER 

 

USA Swimming Safe Sport Staff

**How do I, as a Parent, link my child's account to my parent account and then create a login for my child?

 

Athlete Protection Training - This Safe Sport certification is required for all adult members of USA Swimming, including Coaches, Officials, Chaperones, Meet Directors, and Adult Athletes (18 &O).  Click here and follow the Instructions for Completion.

 

Safe Sport Activity Book

Designed for use with kids ages 5-11 to start the conversation about positive team culture, maintaining an environment of support and safety, and all the reasons to love the sport of swimming.
Safe Sport Activity Books for 5-11
Safe Sport Activity Books for 12-18

 

Questions?
Patrick Fults, President, Katy Board of Directors and Safe Sport Coordinator
Tanja Avant, Co-Director Competitive Age Group Swimming and Safe Sport Coordinator

History of Safe Sport
At the US Aquatic Sports Convention in September 2010, USA Swimming launched a new initiative for the protection of Athletes. Initially called “Athlete Protection”, the name was changed in 2012 to reflect the extension of protection policies to all members of USA Swimming, including athletes, coaches, officials, and non-athlete members/volunteers of USA Swimming. It is now referred to as “Safe Sport”. The USA Swimming Code of Conduct, Article 304 of the USA Swimming Rule Book, provides specific and mandatory policies that must be followed at all levels of the organization. These policies are enforceable by the LSC and National Board of Review process. Consequences for violating a policy include, but are not limited to, revocation of membership. The USA Swimming Safe Sport homepage is www.usaswimming.org/protect.
 

LSC Safe Sport

Gulf Swimming has established the position of Safe Sport Coordinator (LSC Safe Sport Chair – Tanja Avant) This person is responsible for the implementation and coordination of the USA Swimming Safe Sport Programs at the LSC level and serves as the liaison between the USA Swimming Director of Safe Sport and the LSC. This position is critical to providing an all-important communication link between USA Swimming and the LSC on all Safe Sport matters. The appointed Safe Sport Coordinator, Tanja Avant, can be contacted via email>  

USA Swimming’s 2,700 Clubs, as independent businesses, are responsible for abiding by USA Swimming’s Rules and Policies surrounding Safe Sport. We all have a role to play in creating a healthy setting for sport. Safe Sport helps raise awareness about misconduct in sport, promote open dialogue, and provide training and resources. When we work as a team, we can build a game plan to make sports safe for everyone