USA Swimming: MAAPP Violations To Be Mostly Handled By Clubs, LSCs

USA Swimming says that clubs and LSCs should enforce the new Minor Athlete Abuse Protection Policy (MAAPP) like other club and LSC rules, and that “isolated and inadvertent violations” may be treated as “teachable moments.”


After USAS Exoneration, US Center for SafeSport Renews Investigation Into Coach

The USOC’s recently-formed Center for SafeSport has begun reviewing a case that USA Swimming’s National Board of Review previously closed with no punishment.


Phelps Supports Aly Raisman’s Sexual Abuse Prevention Partnership

Darkness to Light, the nation’s leading advocate for the prevention of child sexual abuse, has partnered with Aly Raisman to offer free training to all adults involved in youth sports. The program is available at with the promo code FLIPTHESWITCH.


Male Survivor Gives Vieth Report Recommendations Positive Feedback in Peer Review

The group that produced the independent 3rd-party review of USA Swimming’s SafeSport program, the NCPTC, asked MaleSurvivor to peer-review their report. The response was positive.

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Chuck Wielgus Blog: Athlete Safey Front and Center In Independent Review

USA Swimming Executive Director Chuck Wielgus discusses the Gunderson Health 125-page report which is based upon its review of the USA Swimming SafeSport program, and general athlete protections.


Important Issues Addressed at the House of Delegates

The House of Delegates met this past Friday to vote on items submitted by USA swimming members. (Photo: USA Swimming Logo)


Christy: An Intense Week In Sexual Abuse Includes Congressional Meeting

SwimSwam’s Ceci Christy disects what has been an intense week for USA Swimming.


USA Swimming to Bring In National Child Protection Center For Independent Review of SafeSport Program

USA Swimming has hired a national child protection center to independently review and critique it’s SafeSport prgoram.


Pylitt Replaces Jill Chasson as Chair of USA Swimming National Board of Review

USA Swimming has appointed Buddy Pylitt as the new Chair of the ever-important National Board of Review.


Woessner Explains Safe Sports Investigation Process; No Knowingly False Reports

USA Swimming SafeSport Director Susan Woessner explains the process further, and shares that to date, there have been no knowingly false abuse reports.

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Update: WaPo Posts Full Rick Curl Non-Disclosure Agreement

Update: The Washington Post has released what appears to be a scanned version of the non-disclosure agreement in question. See…


USA Swimming to Offer SafeSport Education Free to Parents

USA Swimming has announced that it will release a free online version of their SafeSport education program to the parents…

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