Waterloo Safe Sport Policy

Safe Sport is USA Swimming’s (USAS) program to eliminate sexual abuse and misconduct in our sport. Waterloo Swimming embraces this program for the same reason. Neither sexual abuse nor misconduct are tolerated by USAS or Waterloo Swimming. As, then President of USAS, Tim Hinchey stated “The key aspect to the success of the Safe Sport program is for every member to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity that might be a violation of our Code of Conduct. We simply cannot assume that those being abused will voluntarily come forward, even if given the opportunity to do so in a confidential manner.

Full implementation of the Safe Sport Program involves six key components:

  1. Policies and Guidelines
  2. Screening and Selection
  3. Training and Education
  4. Monitoring and Supervision
  5. Recognizing, Responding, and Reporting
  6. Grassroots Engagement and Feedback

By virtue of Waterloo’s Code of Conduct, Policies and Procedures and this program page, Waterloo is committed to providing our participants a safe environment to thrive in our programs.

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USA Swimming and Center for Safe Sport contact &
reporting information

USA Swimming (719) 866-4578
Deal with a Safe Sport Concern

Report anonymously: text anonymous tips to 888-270-SWIM (7946)

U.S. Center for Safe Sport to make a report.
Use the online reporting form, call 833-5US-SAFE (587-7233), or find more information at www.uscenterforsafesport.org.

Safe Sport Coordinator: Will Trusler willtrusler@waterlooswimming.com

Waterloo Swimming Reporting Procedure

Members of Waterloo Swimming need to feel confident their concerns are being listened to by our staff. Please follow the procedure below is your suspect there is a Bullying Incident and/or other Safe Sport concerns:

  1. Swimmer and/or parent should notify the swimmer’s coach of the incident.
  2. Swimmer’s coach will address the situation with involved parties and notify the Head Coach
  3. Depending on the incident and what was found through investigation of the incident, disciplinary action will occur
  4. The Coach and Head Coach will meet with involved parties
  5. If the incident is sexual misconduct, parents must report the incident via the link below
  6. A Waterloo Incident Report will be filled out and electronically stored

Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy

Waterloo Swimming follows USA Swimming’s MAAPP. Click here for more details on the Policy.

On-Line Safe Sport Education

Members of Waterloo Swimming are encouraged to become familiar with Safe Sport and Safe Sport policies and procedures. Waterloo recommends all swimmers and parent take the on-line education course below.