USA Swimming and Hilton Head Aquatics are committed to raising awareness about prevention of abuse in sport. USA Swimming has developed a program called Safe Sport.
Our training tools will help you:
- Understand the scope and effects of abuse in sport
- Recognize the signs of grooming behavior and boundary violations
- Understand how to establish boundaries and protect against false allegations
- Know how to react and report when you suspect abuse
USA SWIMMING ATHLETES must now complete Athlete Protection Training by their 18th birthday. Compliance will be tracked through SWIMS, and those not in compliance will be prohibited from competition until compliance is achieved. THIS IS NOT AN OPTION.  There is no grandfather clause.
▪ All USA Swimming non-athlete members and adult athlete members; 
▪ Participating non-members (e.g. meet marshals, meet computer operators, timers, etc.); 
▪ LSC and club adult staff and board members; and 
▪ Any other adult authorized to have regular contact with or authority over a minor athlete. Collectively “Applicable Adult(s)”
MAAPP –Full Policy       
Applicable Adults
One-on-One Interactions
Social Media and Electronic Communiations
Locker Rooms and Changing Areas
Massages, Rubdowns and Athletic Training Modalities    
*NEW* USA Swimming- Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP)
*NEW* USA Swimming- Free Safe Sport Training for Athletes  (***MANDATORY for 18+ athletes***)
*NEW* USA Swimming- Free Safe Sport Training for Athletes (***OPTIONAL for 12-17yr olds***)
*NEW* USA Swimming- Safe Sport Athlete Protection Education for Parents 
USA Swimming Best Practice Guidelines
Abuse Reporting
Training for Athletes
Training for Parents
SC Swimming LSC Safe Sport Information
SC Swimming Safe Sport Additional Information