Tsunami Swimming is committed to promoting a nurturing and safe environment for its swimmers.
USA Swimming is continually improving the programs and services it offers to its members. One of the most important relates to the safeguards for protecting young athletes. In an effort to continue to foster safe and positive environments within all member clubs, USA Swimming has provided Tsunami with best practice guidelines that help define elements of appropriate behavior and conduct.
Tsunami Swimming makes it a top priority to keep our athletes safe. NO form of abuse has a place on our team, or in our sport.
Table of Contents:
- What is SafeSport?
- Reporting a Safe Sport Concern
- Minor Athlete Protection Policy (MAAPP)
- Athlete Protection Training
- Safe Sport Courses
- SafeSport Quick Links
- Permission Forms
The U.S. Center for SafeSport (“the Center”), a separate, independent, organization that oversees all sexual misconduct reports in the Olympic and Paralympic Movement, created the Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies (MAAPP) to set a baseline for acceptable safety standards that limit one-on-one interactions between adults and minor athletes.
Tsunami Swimming is committed to providing a safe environment for all of its athletes.
Below you will find important information and resources regarding Tsunami Swimming's Safe Sport policies. The SafeSport Coordinator for Tsunami Swimming is
- To deal with a Safe Sport concern, contact USA Swimming at (719) 866-4578.
- Contact the U.S. Center for Safe Sport to make a report. Call (720) 524-5640 or use the online reporting form.
- Contact the Tsunami SafeSport Coordinator with info about issues dealing with peer-to-peer bullying, coach-athlete bullying, parent issues, violations of the TSUNAMI SWIMMING Code of Conduct and violations of the Tsunami Swimming Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy. You may use this form to share your grievance.
On April 29, 2019, USA Swimming released its Minor Athlete Protection Policy (MAAPP) addressing 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.
All USA Swimming member clubs are required to implement MAAPP in full by June 23, 2019. Tsunami Swimming implemented this policy. Our club policy can be found here: TSUNAMI SWIMMING MAAPP.
The following resources will help you understand our team's MAAPP:
- USA Swimming MAAPP webpage
- Description of Applicable Adults
- One-on-One Interactions
- Social Media and Electronic Communications
- Locker Rooms and Changing Areas
- Massages, Rubdowns, and Athletic Training Modalities
- APT Requirements for Adult Athletes
- Non-USA Swimming Activities
USA Swimming offers free online Athlete Protection Training for coaches, officials, board members, chaperones, volunteers, and parents. All coaches, officials, chaperones, and board members must take the course to be certified as a non-athlete member of USA Swimming.
Training in abuse prevention and mandatory reporting is just as important as creating policies. USA Swimming is required to provide regular and consistent training for all adults who interact with and have direct contact with minor athletes, including adult athletes. Starting June 23, 2019, as a condition of membership, all athlete members ages 18 and over must complete Athlete Protection Training.
USA Swimming offers Safe Sport courses for 12 & older athletes and all parents. Each year, Tsunami Swimming requires all team athletes 12 and older to complete the training and asks that at least 1 parent/guardian from each family complete the training. To access the courses, follow the instructions linked below.
*Signature required with team contract at the beginning of the season
- Tsunami Swimming Code of Conduct *
- Tsunami Swimming Anti-Bullying Policy *
- Tsunami Swimming Photography Policy *
- Tsunami Acknowledgment of MAAPP and concussion protocol*
- Tsunami Swimming Locker Room Monitoring Policies
- Tsunami Swimming SafeSport Grievance Procedures
- Concussion Information for Swimmers & Parents
**Signature required for each applicable date/meet
- Carpool Permission Form** (local transportation of a minor athlete with unrelated applicable adult)
- Travel to competition Permission Form** (with unrelated applicable adult)
- Overnight travel/lodging accommodations Permission Form** (of a minor athlete with unrelated applicable adult)