Connecticut Swimming

Safe Sport | Athlete Protection

Safe Sport Coordinator
Greg Pinchbeck

Where to start with a concern:

If you need to report a concern of sexual misconduct, please contact your local law enforcement agency and the U.S. Center for SafeSport. You can make a report to the U.S. Center for SafeSport at www.uscenterforsafesport.org/report-a-concern/.

All other Safe Sport concerns can be reported through USA Swimming’s online reporting form at www.usaswimming.org/report.

For further guidance visit USA Swimming's Deal with a Safe Sport Concern page.

Acknowledge Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP)

CSI members and member families may acknowledge MAAPP by logging into their FAST My Account for Swimmers/Parents, Coaches or Officials. To acknowledge for your entire family, you must log into your Parent My Account.

Clubs may view their club member acknowledgements by logging into their club's FAST Administration page. The member acknowledgements are under the "Reports" section. Note: You must be logged out of any personal My Accounts to view the club report.

18/O Athlete Protection Training (ATP) For Athletes

The Athlete Protection Training Requirement for Adult Athletes went into effect on June 23, 2019.  The APT requirement for swimmers aged 18 and above will be universally enforced at all sanctioned and approved meets going forward.  They may access the training here.  Please note that the SURVEYS at the end of the APT modules are NOT optional, and members will not get credit for the courses until the surveys are completed.  Instructions for completing APT modules can be found here.

USA Swimming MAAPP Educational Documents, Sample Forms for Clubs, Officials, Meet Hosts, Etc.

Visit USA Swimming's MAAPP page for related documents.

09.23.19 Update from Greg Pinchbeck, Safe Sport Coordinator

CT Swimming Club Contacts, Coaches, and Officials:
Recently I attended the United States Aquatic Sports (USAS) convention in St. Louis.  The key updates are as follows:
1- There is talk that the next big Safe Sport requirement is making the Safe Sport Recognition Program mandatory for all teams.  There is no timeline on that yet.  Here is the link to the SSRP information:  https://www.usaswimming.org/utility/safe-sport-recognition-program
2- Athlete Protection Training (APT) has been consolidated to a single course however the slides have not reduced nor has the time you need to devote to it.
3- USA Swimming Safe Sport will be audited regarding MAAPP and it would not be unrealistic for teams to also be audited at some future date.  As a reminder, MAAPP is still required so please ensure that you obtain and retain all evidence of review and approval by applicable adults.  Additionally, please watch for those that are turning 18 shortly as well as other adult athletes that may join your workouts for extended periods while on school break as we get deeper into the year end Holiday season.
4-  USA Swimming Safe Sport has partnered with two national training efforts, Coaching Boys into Men and Athletes in Action, and will more broadly be making materials available as yet another tool for coaches to work with their teams.  More information to follow.

Lastly, if you would like to partner more and have increased Safe Sport visibility at any of your upcoming meets please let me know.

Safe Sport Resources

MAAPP will apply to all adults who interact with and have direct and frequent contact with minor athletes, including adult athletes. The language used in the policy is Applicable Adult. All Applicable Adults will be required to follow MAAPP.

By June 23, 2019, every USA Swimming member organization is required to update its policies to reflect MAAPP.

MAAPP full policy

USA Swimming educational documents, sample forms,  and mini webinars.