USA Swimming’s Safe Sport program is designed to help prevent athletes from being sexually abused. The program includes mandatory training, background checks and an overall awareness of warning signs. USA Swimming requires free, mandatory training for members and volunteers who work with athletes, as well as provides free training for athletes and parents to further protect swimmers from abuse.

The program’s goal is to increase awareness and reduce the risk of abuse in swimming. To date, USA Swimming has banned more than 100 coaches for violating USA Swimming’s detailed Code of Conduct.

USA Swimming encourages any swimmer or parent who suspects any abuse or inappropriate behavior to come forward by either contacting the Athlete Protection Officer or logging a complaint of sexual misconduct or abuse relating to USA Swimming through our online reporting system. The complaint process involves USA Swimming working with a third-party investigator to effectively and thoroughly investigate all complaints of abuse.