BACKGROUND CHECK FORM FOR RISD: HERE RISD takes your athlete's safety seriously and as such we require all volunteers to be background checked by RISD.  Please fill out the google form or download a form HERE and email it to [email protected] or bring in to the office.

USA Swimming Safe Sport Program

The goal of the RACE swim team is to develop and promote the ideals of responsibility, hardwork, sportsmanship, teamwork and fellowship within a safe and positive environment. The individual growth of our community's children is enhanced through the spirit of competition, discipline and fair play. These goals will be accomplished by providing structured programs designed to educate both participants and parents in all aspects of the sport. RACE is committed to providing carefully constructed programing that maintains the highest standards and guarantees a fun, positive experience for everyone involved.

As a member of USA Swimming, RACE is committed to fostering a fun, healthy and safe environment for all of our swimmers. As part of its Safe Sport program, USA Swimming offers free training to help meet this goal. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about this training or other programs.


About Safe Sport

Safe Sport Athlete Fellowship

Dealing with Safe Sport Concerns

Safe Sport Online Reporting Form

Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP): 

Click Here - Athlete Protection Training - MAAPP Required for ALL 18 & Over Members

Free Safe Sport Training

USA Swimming offers free online training modules aimed at parents and swimmers. The swimmer training is for athletes ages 12-18. To begin, click the links below. Our LSC is Potomac Valley Swimming, and our Club Code is BWST.

Safe Sport Training for Parents

Safe Sport Training for Athletes

Bullying Prevention

USA Swimming Safe Sport Contacts:

USA Swimming Safe Sport Contacts

Recognizing and Reporting

Mandatory reporting: 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.

For USA Swimming and U.S. Center for Safe Sport contact and reporting information: call USA Swimming (719) 866-4578 or visit Deal with a Safe Sport Concern.

If you have questions or concerns regarding sexual harrassment or misconduct: contact the U.S. Center for Safe Sport at U.S. Center for SafeSport 833-5US-SAFE (587-7233) or use their Online Report Form.  Optional: Text anonymous tips to 888-270-SWIM (7946)

If you have questions or concerns regarding criminal charges, drugs, physical abuse, or violation of MAAPP: contact Liz Hahn at USA Swimming via e-mail at [email protected] or online at USA Swimming Safe Sport Reporting Form.

Questions, concerns, or input, please contact our Club Safe Sport Coordinator: Tom Applegate, (469)698-7376 [email protected].