USA Swimming Launches Athlete Protection Education Program

USA Swimming Safe Sport LogoAs part of its Safe Sport program, USA Swimming launched an athlete protection program with partner Praesidium, an industry expert in abuse prevention. The customized training program offers tools for coaches, athletes, volunteers and parents to prevent abuse, along with raising awareness and creating an empowered team environment.

The training program will help USA Swimming members understand the effects of abuse, recognize potentially dangerous behaviors, how to establish safe boundaries and how to react and take action when suspected abuse takes place.

Teams can request an in-person training by one of USA Swimming’s Safe Sport staff.

USA Swimming offers a variety of other training programs for its members, including mandatory training for new non-athlete members, bullying prevention, and Safe Sport parent and athlete training.