Safe Sport

Shoreline Aquatic Club’s Commitment to Safe Sport

Shoreline Aquatic Club is committed to make our swimmer’s protection and safety our highest priority. By working together as coaches, swimmers, parents, and volunteers we can ensure all USA swimming members are supported in a safe and dependable environment both in and out of the pool.

SLAC’s Safe Sport Liaison – Joanna Ruffo – Joanna.ruffo@yahoo.com 

Head Coach- Jen Lymancoachlyman@hotmail.com 

Safe Sport 2021

USA Swimming Athlete Protection Training

All non-athlete members of USA Swimming and all adult athlete (age 18+) are required to complete the Athlete Protection Training. New members will be required to have their application form and payment processed by their LCS registrar before they can sign in to complete the course. 

SLAC's MAAPP Policy

Shoreline Aquatic Club’s Minor Abuse Protection Policy.

USA Swimming Bullying Prevention

Online Course on Bullying Prevention for adults. 

USA Swimming's Code of Conduct

The mission of USA Swimming is to encourage participation and the pursuit of excellence in all aspects of swimming.

USA Swimming Safe Sport

USA Swimming’s General website for more information. 

USA Swimming's Safe Sport Best Practices

USA Swimming’s best practices and guidelines. 

Permission Forms

 

SLAC Carpool Permission Form

This form is needed for all Minor Athletes traveling to practice or team functions with another 18+ Athlete.

This form needs to be completed prior to each season. 

 

 

Competition Permission Form

This form is needed for all Minor Athletes traveling to competition with another 18+ Athlete.

This form needs to be completed prior to each season.

Lodging Permission Form

This form is needed for all Minor Athletes lodging with another 18+ Athlete for the purpose of training or competition.

The form needs to be completed prior to travel.

Safe Sport Training for ATHLETES

This course is designed for athletes 12-17 years old

Safe Sport Training for PARENTS

Deal with a Safe Sport Concern

Where to start

When making the decision to report a concern you have, it can often feel intimidating and overwhelming. Please use these guidelines to help you on the first step “Where do I report?” Please use the provided links which will additionally help you get in touch with the appropriate people.

Please note that this is not an exhaustive list. If you are not sure who to contact with a concern please contact Safe Sport Staff at the National Office and we will be sure to talk through your concern, answer your questions and connect you with the correct people.

SLAC’s Safe Sport Liaison- Joanna Ruffo – Joanna.ruffo@yahoo.com 

If your concerns deal with any of the following:

  • Sexual Misconduct
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Sexually Explicit/ Inappropriate Communication through Social Media 

Please contact the U.S. Center for Safe Sport to make a report. Use the online reporting form, call (720) 524-5640, or find more information at www.uscenterforsafesport.org.

If your concerns deal with any of the following:

  • Criminal Charges
  • Use, Sale, or Distribution of illegal drugs
  • Physical Abuse
  • Inappropriate Touching
  • Lap Sitting
  • Coaches sharing hotel rooms with Athletes
  • Rubdown or Massage performed by coaches
  • Pictures or video taken in locker rooms or changing areas

Please contact Liz Hahn ehahn@usaswimming.org at the National Office or complete the online reporting form.

call (720)524-5640, or find more information at www.usecenterforsafesport.org

If your concerns deal with any of the following:

  • Fraud
  • Deception
  • Recruiting 

Please make a report through your Zone Board of Review by referencing our Zone Directors List.

If your concerns deal with any of the following:

  • Peer to Peer Bullying
  • Adult to Athlete Bullying
  • Parent Issues
  • Violations of team rules and team code of conduct

Please make a report on your team. We have provided a proposed letter of correspondence to assist you in beginning this process.

MANDATORY REPORTING RULE

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 the law enforcement and/or your state’s designated agency within 24 hours.

 

 

ARTICLE 306

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

  1. It is every members’s responsibility to promptly report any incident regarding sexual misconduct by a member as described in Article 304.3.8 to USA Swimming’s Director of Safe Sport. Reporting must occur when an individual has first-hand knowledge of misconduct or where specific and credible information has been received from a victim or knowledgeable third party. Various state laws may also require reporting to law enforcement or to a designated child protection agency.
  2. No member shall retaliate against any individual who has made a good faith report under 306.1
  3. False reporting of sexual misconduct made in bad faith is prohibited.
  4. Neither civil nor criminal statutes of limitation apply to reports of cases of sexual abuse.

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