Test Article - Deal with a Concern

Test Article - Deal with a Concern

 | Tuesday, January 19, 2016

  1. When making the decision to report a concern you have, it can often feel intimidating and overwhelming. Please use these guidelines to help you on the first step “Where do I report?” Please use the provided links which will additionally help you get in touch with the appropriate people.

    Please note that this is not an exhaustive list. If you are not sure who to contact with a concern please contact Safe Sport Staff at the National Office and we will be sure to talk through your concern, answer your questions and connect you with the correct people.

    If Your Concern Deals with Any of the Following:
    Sexual Misconduct
    Sexual Harassment
    Criminal Charges
    Use, Sale, or Distribution of illegal drugs
    Physical Abuse
    Inappropriate Touching
    Lap Sitting
    Coaches sharing hotel rooms with Athletes
    Rubdown or Massage performed by coaches
    Pictures or video taken in locker rooms or changing areas
    Sexually Explicit/Inappropriate Communication through Social Media

    Report to USA Swimming via phone, email, or the online reporting form.

    If Your Concern Deals with Any of the Following:

    Please make a report through your Zone Board of Review by referencing our Zone Directors List
    If Your Concern Deals with Any of the Following:
    Peer to Peer Bullying
    Adult to Athlete Bullying
    Parent Issues
    Violations of team rules and team code of conduct

    Please make a report to your team. We have provided a proposed letter of correspondence to assist you in beginning this process.
     .1 It is every member’s responsibility to promptly report any incident regarding sexual misconduct by a member as described in Article 304.3.8  to USA Swimming’s Director of Safe Sport.  Reporting must occur when an individual has firsthand knowledge of misconduct or where specific and credible information has been received from a victim or knowledgeable third party.  Various state laws may also require reporting to law enforcement or to a designated child protection agency.
    .2 No member shall retaliate against any individual who has made a good faith report under 306.1.
    .3 False reporting of sexual misconduct made in bad faith is prohibited.
    .4 Neither civil nor criminal statutes of limitation apply to reports of cases of sexual abuse.”
    2015 Code of Conduct



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