Margaret Hoelzer is set on making the sport of swimming safer. The two time US Olympian, and three time Olympic Medalist, is a spokesperson for the National Children’s Advocacy Center and is part of the Committee for Safe Sport at USA Swimming. This week she was part of USA Swimming’s Safe Sport Leadership Conference in Colorado Springs. In this interview with Garrett McCaffrey, Hoelzer discusses things like what makes athletes vulnerable, as well as creating a culture of safety for athletes. She talks about USA Swimming’s stance on adult coach-athlete relationships, and some of the fine lines that coaches should know about when it comes to interacting with athletes. Hoelzer, herself a victim of sexual abuse as a child, talks about the best way to deal with an abusive situation as a victim.
Safe Sport Leader, Margaret Hoelzer
3-Time Olympic Medalist Margaret Hoelzer discusses the Safe Sport Leadership Conference in Colorado Springs. (Photo Courtesy © Eric Schultz)