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Athlete Ombuds

Team USA athletes may contact the Office of the Athlete Ombuds for independent and confidential advice on a variety of sport related matters, including their rights, applicable rules, policies or processes, and questions related to resolving disputes and grievances. The Athlete Ombuds can also help Team USA athletes connect with legal counsel or mental health resources if needed. All other NGB athletes (i.e. athletes competing domestically at the masters or youth level, recreational athlete, foreign athletes) are welcome to visit the Athlete Ombuds website to review informational resources and should work directly with their NGB to understand additional resources and options available to them.

 


ATHLETE OMBUDS CONFIDENTIALITY AND PRIVACY POLICY

(A) In general.—The Office of the Athlete Ombuds shall maintain as confidential any information communicated or provided to the Office of the Athlete Ombuds in confidence in any matter involving the exercise of the official duties of the Office of the Athlete Ombuds. (B) Exception.—The Office of the Athlete Ombuds may disclose information described in subparagraph (A) as necessary to resolve or mediate a dispute, with the permission of the parties involved.(C) Judicial and administrative proceedings.—(i) In general.—The ombudsman and the staff of the Office of the Athlete Ombuds shall not be compelled to testify or produce evidence in any judicial or administrative proceeding with respect to any matter involving the exercise of the duties of the Office of the Athlete Ombuds.

(ii) Work product.—Any memorandum, work product, notes, or case file of the Office of the Athlete Ombuds—(I) shall be confidential; and(II) shall not be—(aa) subject to discovery, subpoena, or any other means of legal compulsion; or (bb) admissible as evidence in a judicial or administrative proceeding. (D) Applicability.—The confidentiality requirements under this paragraph shall not apply to information relating to—(i) applicable federally mandated reporting requirements; (ii) a felony personally witnessed by a member of the Office of the Athlete Ombuds;(iii) a situation, communicated to the Office of the Athlete Ombuds, in which an individual is at imminent risk of serious harm; or (iv) a congressional subpoena. 

ANTI-RETALIATION POLICY

No employee, contractor, agent, volunteer, or member of the USOPC, including USA Swimming, shall take or threaten to take any action against an athlete as a reprisal for disclosing information to or seeking assistance from the Office of the Athlete Ombuds as outlined in Section 220509(b)(5) of the Act.

Meet the Team

The U.S. National Team is the best of the best. It consists of the top 6 men and women from around the country in each individual Olympic event. Members of the National Team represent the U.S. each year at a number of international competitions around the world.
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Upcoming Events

U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Swimming
June 15-23, 2024

Indianapolis, IN
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Eastern Zone Open Water Championships
June 22-23, 2024

Marmora, NJ

Speedo Sectionals-Austin, TX
July 11-14, 2024

Austin, TX

U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Swimming
June 15-23, 2024

Indianapolis, IN
Lucas Oil Stadium

Eastern Zone Open Water Championships
June 22-23, 2024

Marmora, NJ

Speedo Sectionals-Austin, TX
July 11-14, 2024

Austin, TX

Speedo Sectionals- Westmont, IL
July 11-14, 2024

Westmont, IL
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Speedo Sectionals- Mt. Hood, OR
July 11-14, 2024

Mt. Hood, OR
Mt. Hood Community College Aquatics Center


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