Safe Sport

Welcome to the Safe Sport Page of Friends' Central Aquatics. Below are educational resources on what Safe Sport is and our policies to ensure the safety of all the athletes of FCA. We will continue to update any and all policies that are provided from USA Swimming.

 

Best Practice Guidelines The following Best Practice Guidelines are strongly recommended for all USA Swimming members.

1. Parents should be encouraged to appropriately support their children’s swimming experience.

2. All swimming practices should be open to observation by parents.

3. Two-deep Leadership: One coach member and at least one other adult who is not in the water should be present at all practices and other sanctioned club activities whenever at least one athlete is present. Clubs and coaches should evaluate their seasonal plans and map out how to best accomplish this strongly recommended guideline.

4. Open and Observable Environment: An open, observable, and interruptible environment should be maintained for all interactions between adults and athletes. Private, or one-on-one situations, should be avoided unless they are open and observable and able to be interrupted. 

To find more information about Best Practice Guidelines please click this link

How to Report a Concern:

FCA's Safe Sport Coordinator/Middle Atlantic Safe Sport Chair- Will Gallagher, wgallagher@friendscentral.org

To deal with a Safe Sport concern, contact USA Swimming at (719) 866-4578

Contact the U.S. Center for Safe Sport to make a report. Call (720) 524-5640 or use the

online reporting form or find more information at http://www.uscenterforsafesport.org/

Friends' Central Aquatics Grievance Procedure

 

Additional Safe Sport Forms:

USA Swimming Code of Conduct

FCA MAAPP 2.0 Policy

USA Swimming Athlete Protection Training

FCA Bullying Policy

FCA Locker Room Policy

USA Swimming Safe Sport Training for Parents

USA Swimming Safe Sport Training for Athletes

 

 

 

FCA has helped many athletes make the jump to collegiate swimming. Our swimmers have gone on to achieve notable success at schools like Denison, Williams, Amherst, Wesleyan, Hamilton, Tufts, Washington University in St. Louis, Occidental, and Bryn Mawr, to name just a few.