Safe Sport Club Recognition

USA Swimming Safe Sport Recognized Program

The USA Swimming Safe Sport Club Recognition program allows a USA Swimming member club to demonstrate its commitment to creating a healthy and positive environment free from abuse for all its members through the development and implementation of club governance measures, Safe Sport policies and reporting mechanisms, Safe Sport best practices and training to athletes and parents.

USA Swimming member clubs consistently embrace Safe Sport abuse prevention measures and educational resources. The Safe Sport Recognized Club Program (“SSRP”) allows a USA Swimming member club to publicly demonstrate its unwavering commitment to creating an abuse-free, safe, healthy and positive environment for all its members through the implementation of the Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy, Anti-Bullying measures, Safe Sport Best Practices and Athlete Protection Training. 

Using a web-based tool, member clubs can achieve SSRP status by detailing club procedures, uploading policies and verifying education and training efforts. SSRP designation is valid for a period of two years and a designated club will be eligible to re-apply for recognition. SSRP clubs will earn a badge to display on the club website and will be designated as Safe Sport Recognized on the USA Swimming Find A Team online search tool.

Safe Sport Recognized Club

Here are some documents to help your club become a Safe Sport Recognized Club.

Safe Sport Recognized Club FAQs

Safe Sport Recognized Club Instructions
Updated for SWIMS 3.0

SSRC: Coach-Owned Club Guidelines
Updated 2022

SSRC: Parent Board Club Guidelines
Updated 2022

SSRC: Institutionally-Owned Club Guidelines
Updated 2022

Reports for Online Education Completion - Parents and Athletes
New system reports. Does not include Zoom trainings or trainings taken prior to 10/1/2022

Safe Sport Club Toolkit

MAAPP - Sample Language for Meets