USA Swimming Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Statement

On April 26, 2019 the USA Swimming Board of Directors reviewed and revised national policy regarding our athlete protection measures. All USA Swimming Clubs and staff are subject to these policies for the protection of our athletes. Storm Aquatics welcomes and supports these policies, as we are committed to a safe environment for our athletes to participate. No form of abuse is ever tolerated in our sport. Storm Aquatics staff and other non-athlete members annually receive training/certifications for Athlete Protection and SafeSport.

The US Center for SafeSport is the governing authority for all SafeSport policies (and enforcement) for all sports within the Olympic and Para-Olympic movements. The Center oversees all national governing bodies, including USA Swimming, for compliance with SafeSport policies and best practices.

This year, The Center implemented additional procedures to further safeguard our athletes.  One of the new procedures requires that all members who are 18/Older who have interaction with minor athletes (this includes athletes, all (both) parents, coaches, officials and other Applicable Adults) must affirm/sign their agreement to MAAPP, the Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy.  Storm Aquatics is very supportive of these new policies.  Feel free to read the letter from USA Swimming President & CEO Tim Hinchey.

Letter from Tim Hinchey, USA Swimming President & CEO

Link to USA Swimming/Storm Aquatics Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy- Updated 2023

The process is straightforward – the information and a link to the policy will be presented during the electronic registration process for each session (Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer) for Storm Aquatics.  Parents/guardians and athletes 18/Older must become familiar with and must agree to the policy in order to swim for Storm Aquatics.

In addition, written consent for transportation permission can be found here: Local Travel Permission Slip

A digital copy can be found here: Digital Local Travel Permission Slip

Thank you for your support of SafeSport!

Head Coach Michael White and Board President David Zenobi