2024 Midlakes Safety Requirements

Midlakes Swim & Dive is committed to ensuring all participants have a fun and safe environment to compete. 

In an effort to prevent the emotional, physical, and sexual abuse of athletes, and in compliance with our insurance requirements, Midlakes has implemented both prevention training and prevention policies through the U.S. Center for SafeSport training courses. The goal of all trainings is to equip participants with knowledge on how to Prevent, Recognize, and Respond to abuse and misconduct and keep our league safe and fun for all participants.

To be eligible to participate in the 2024 Midlakes Swim & Dive season: All athletes, coaches, parents, and volunteers must take SafeSport training. 

Additionally, all participants agree to the following terms:

  • Physical, mental, and verbal abuse of any of the participants, coaches, managers, employees, parents, and volunteers involved in our sponsored activities is not permitted.
  • Inappropriate touching of any kind is forbidden.
  • There will be more than one adult working at or overseeing every activity. If a child needs special attention (one-on-one training or an individual meeting), it will be handled with the assistance or presence of another adult.
  • Coaches/trainers should not ride alone with a child or participant in the car. Procedures will be established by each club for coaches to follow in the event a participant is stranded at an activity.
  • Photographs from behind swimming blocks or that exhibit a child climbing out of the swimming pool are not permitted (note: smartphone apps may be used for timing purposes only when photo capabilities are disabled).
  • Phones and photography are prohibited in locker‐rooms and/or bathrooms.
  • Action shots are to be a celebration of the sporting activity and not a sexualized image in a sporting context.
  • Action shots cannot be taken or retained where the photograph reveals a torn or displaced swimsuit.
  • All parents, swimmers, and participants agree to take SafeSport training in order to be eligible for the Midlakes Swim & Dive 2022 season.
  • Free, age-appropriate trainings are available online through the U.S. Center for SafeSport. Each club has a club-specific link and enrollment key to access all SafeSport Training.  Trainings must take place before the first practice of the season.


Each club and meet officials (during meets) will be responsible for ensuring appropriate conduct in accordance with SafeSport is followed.  

Participant safety is our priority and this agreement serves as a proactive measure to protect all participants from inappropriate behaviors. 

If you are:
  • An athlete - your club will provide you with access to the FREE SafeSport training appropriate for your age.
  • A parent - your  club will provide you with access to the FREE SafeSport training for your role as a parent.
  • A board member - your club will provide you with access to the SafeSport volunteer training.  This is a PAID training that may be paid by your club.
  • A coach your club will provide you with access to the SafeSport training for your role as coach.  This is a PAID training that is required for all head coaches and may be paid by your club.
If you are a club administrator to track your the SafeSport training for your club's participants, more information is available on our SafeSport Information for Club Admins page.
Send email to  [email protected] with questions.

Which training should you take?

SafeSport Administration for Midlakes Clubs

Are you an administrator to check SafeSport compliance for your club?  If yes, read on.  If not, then you're done on this page.

Each of our Midlakes clubs, plus Dive and Water Polo, should have one administrator account that can log into the SafeSport Absorb reporting system to check training course activity for their club's members.  If you do not know who your club's administrator for SafeSport training is, please ask your club manager, and if still uncertain you can email [email protected].  

More information on SafeSport administration for our Midlakes Clubs