18 & Under World 100s
Indiana Swimming
Level 4
Excellence 100
                                                                       SAFE SPORT

Safe Sport Vision: The Carmel Swim Club cares about the safety and welfare of our athletes and staff. The Carmel Swim Club follows the practices and policies of USA Swimming’s Safe Sport Initiative, as well the US Center for Safe Sport. More information can be found below. Questions should be directed to the Carmel Swim Club’s Safe Sport Coordinator, Lisa Sheets, [email protected].



US Center for Safe Sport

For all issues dealing with:  

  • • Sexual Misconduct
  • • Sexual Harassment
  • • Sexually Explicit/Inappropriate Communication through Social Media
  • Report your concern to the U.S. Center for Safe Sport using the following: 


      Call  833-587-7233                 

    •​online reporting form

    •US Center for Safe Sport

    •text 833-987-2834


USA Swimming

Deal with a Safe Sport Concern

For all issues dealing with:

  • Criminal Charges
  • Use, Sale, Distribution of Illegal Drugs
  • Physical Abuse or Emotional Abuse  

Please report your concern to USA Swimming using the following:

Text anonymous tips: 888-270-7946

Carmel Swim Club

For all issues dealing with:

  • Peer to Peer Bullying
  • Adult to Athlete Bullying
  • Parent Issues
  • Violations of team rules and team code of conduct

Please make a report to your team to the Safe Sport Coordinator at [email protected] or parent/guardians with a concern related to any coach or official within CSC, should discuss the concern with the athlete’s coach privately and in a professional manner.  If the matter is not resolved, the issue should be brought to the attention of the Head Age Group Coach or the Head Coach.  If the response is unsatisfactory, a parent/guardian may then submit a formal written, signed and dated statement to the CSC Board Chair.  The Board chair is authorized to create a panel of three CSC BOD members who, in their discretion, will review the matter and make a decision that is final and cannot be appealed. 



Pursuant to federal law, all adults authorized to interact with minor or amateur athletes who learn of facts that give reason to suspect that a child has suffered an incident of child abuse, including sexual abuse, shall make a report of the suspected abuse to law enforcement and/or your state’s designated agency within 24 hours. Indiana Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline: 1-800-800-5556.




 .1 It is every member’s responsibility to promptly report any incident regarding sexual misconduct by a member as described in Article 304.3.8  to USA Swimming’s Director of Safe Sport.  Reporting must occur when an individual has firsthand knowledge of misconduct or where specific and credible information has been received from a victim or knowledgeable third party.  Various state laws may also require reporting to law enforcement or to a designated child protection agency.

.2 No member shall retaliate against any individual who has made a good faith report under 306.1.

.3 False reporting of sexual misconduct made in bad faith is prohibited.

.4 Neither civil nor criminal statutes of limitation apply to reports of cases of sexual abuse.”

MINOR ATHLETE ABUSE PREVENTION POLICY (MAAPP)  updated policy effective 9-1-21


Additional support services in place for survivors include:

National Children’s Alliance: NCA represents the national network of Child Advocacy Centers (CAC). CAC’s host a multidisciplinary team of law enforcement, child protective services, victim advocates and mental health practitioners who investigate instances of child abuse and neglect. Visit www.nationalchildrensalliance.org for more information.

National Sexual Assault Hotline: The national hotline serves people affected by sexual violence. To search for local centers, visit www.rainn.org/about-national-sexual-assault-telephone-hotline or call the hotline phone number 800-656-HOPE.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides a national network of 160 local crisis centers and provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Click https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ for help.