Shenandoah Marlins Aquatic Club

Athlete Protection Education 
Parent Training 
The USA Swimming Safe Sport Program is proud to offer free Athlete Protection Training to the parents of their member athletes.  Parents are a critical component to USA Swimming's overall goal to protecting children from sexual abuse. The comprehensive online programming includes information about how offenders operate; how to recognize and respond to boundary violations, myths and facts about child sexual abuse and USA Swimming’s Athlete Protection Policies and Procedures.
Athlete Training 
USA Swimming has developed a free education program for athlete ages 12-18.
Click HERE to learn about:
  • Inappropriate contact
  • Physical, emotional, and behavioral boundaries
  • What to do if your boundaries are violated
  • Who to tell
  • How USA Swimming can be a resource for you

Parents and athletes are encouraged to take a free Athlete Protection Course The adult course is designed for swim parents to understand the Safe Sport program and their role in working with CYAC to provide a safe, healthy, and positive environment for our swimmers. The course for athletes teaches swimmers how to be a part of Safe Sport, as well as gives education about healthy boundaries and where to take any concerns.

For a detailed explanation on how to sign up go to the Tab under Safe Sport Instuctions for Safe Sport Training - Parents Athletes. For parents registering with USA Swimming for the first time, our LSC is Virginia Swimming, and our club code is SMAC.

By learning how to protect yourselves, you also learn how to protect your peers; and together we can make the sport safer for everyone.

If you have any questions on Safe Sport, please contact Shenandoah Marlins Aquatics Club Safe Sport coordinator John R. Noffsinger. [email protected] 304-641-8757