USA & Arizona Swimming Commitment to a Safe Sport
USA/Arizona Swimming are committed to fostering a fun, healthy and safe environment for all of its members. For that reason, we have in place a detailed Code of Conduct for all members. The following rules, policies, reporting structure, education and tools are intended to serve our members as we work together to maintain this environment. Here is a letter from US Center for Safe Sport.
- Information for Athletes
- Information for Parents
- Information for Clubs
- Click here for video explaining the new three point entry required of all athletes entering the pool except when using starting blocks.
- Code of Conduct & Athlete Protection Policies
- Model Anti-Bullying Policies
- Electronic Communication Policy
- Team Travel Policy
- Locker Room Policy
- Athlete Protection Training for Coaches and other Non-Athletes
- Risk Management Manual
- USA Swimming Best Practices Guidelines
- Background Checks & Pre-employment Screening information
- Mandatory Reporting procedures
- List of Individuals Permanently Suspended or Ineligible for Membership
- USAS Safe Sport Abuse Reporting form (online)
Training & Education
Free to all members
Click here to see how we can all help foster safe and positive environments by educating ourselves on the tragic issue of abuse. USA Swimming offers training for all members with specific training for coaches, officials, and other non-athlete members, parents, and athlete. You can start your online training today.
Recognizing, Responding and Reporting
The responsibility of reporting
Click here to see the USA Swimming Safe Sport reporting requirements. USA Swimming requires the reporting of sexual misconduct by any member and strongly encourages reporting boundary violations, red flag behavior, and any other inappropriate conduct.
The USA Swimming Code of Conduct requires any individual with credible information involving sexual misconduct to report that information to our Safe Sport Program staff. Providing specific information regarding abuse or suspected abuse helps USA Swimming to investigate the complaint, and, when appropriate, levy consequences, including revocation of membership. Click here for the USA Swimming Safe Sport Abuse Reporting form.
These websites listed contain both information on bullying along with resources to combat bullying.
- action plan to combat bullying containing rules and guidelines set forth by USA Swimming.
- Federal Anti-Bullying Website – A Government Website containing information on bullying.
Non Athlete Members Mandatory Athlete Protection Training
All non-athlete members of AzSI/USA Swimming must complete the USA Swimming Athletic Protection Training prior to registration or renewal of registration. Click here to begin your mandatory Athlete Protection Training training. Within a few business days of the completion of your training, your USAS record will be automatically updated.