USA Swimming is committed to providing a healthy and positive environment free from abuse for all its members. USA Swimming’s Safe Sport program, a comprehensive abuse prevention program, consists of a multi-layered approach to keep kids safe, including: required policies and best practice guidelines; mandatory screening, including criminal background checks and employment screening; training and education; monitoring, supervision and mandatory reporting. These measures are informed by experts in the field of child safety and are among the strongest safeguards found in youth-serving organizations.
USA Swimming’s top priority continues to be keeping our athletes safe. No form of abuse, including child sexual abuse, has a place in our sport. As a part of our continued commitment to safeguarding our athletes, USA Swimming has enacted enhancements to our Safe Sport policy requirements.
The Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP) addresses one-on-one interactions, social media and electronic communications, travel: local and team, locker rooms and changing areas and massages, rubdowns and athletic training modalities. Every USA Swimming club, Zone and LSC is required to implement the MAAPP in full.
To learn more please visit https://www.usaswimming.org/safe-sport
To report a Safe Sport concern:
CALL TO REPORT
CALL 833-5US-SAFE (587-7233)
24 HOURS, WITH AN OPERATOR
AVAILABLE MON-FRI 9-5
Lawrence Aquahawks Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP)
Acknowledgement of MAAPP Policy
Permission for a Licensed Massage Therapist or Other Certified Professional or Health Care Provider to Treat a Minor Athlete
Permission for a Mental Health Care Professional or Health Care Provider to have One on One Interaction
Permission for an Unrelated Adult Athlete to Share the Same Lodging with a Minor Athlete
Permission for an Unrelated Applicable Adult to Provide Local Transportation to Minor Athlete
Permission for an Unrelated Applicable Adult to Travel to Competition with Minor Athlete