Presentation on theme: "USA Swimming Safe Sport Presentation for LSC Workshop Elizabeth Hoendervoogt Safe Sport Coordinator."— Presentation transcript:
USA Swimming Safe Sport Presentation for LSC Workshop Elizabeth Hoendervoogt Safe Sport Coordinator
Creating a culture where any Safe Sport issues stick out because they are so inconsistent with the team’s values. How do we do this? Safe Sport: The Club’s Role
Communication Early Conflict Resolution Policies – Codes of Conduct – Behavior – Model Policies SAFE SPORT CULTURE Club Leadership CoachesAthletesParents
Safe Sport: The Club’s Role
Scenario 1 A mother comes to the Head Coach to report that she has concerns with the assistant coach, who is a younger coach and swam with the team as a kid himself. She is worried about his behavior toward and communication with her 12 year old son. She reports that she thinks that the coach pays too much attention to her son, including one on one time outside the pool and sends a lot of texts which include saying things like “I love you”. What do you do?
Scenario 2 A family on your team complains that their daughter is being bullied by the “Head Girl In Charge”. The family’s concerns are that the “Head Girl” stole their daughter’s clothes in the locker room, jumped in the pool, wrapped her legs around their daughter and peed on her and spread a rumor that their daughter has large nipples. What do you do?
Scenario 3 You are the president of the Board of Directors. Three of your kids have swum for this team and your fourth and last is a senior looking at schools. The head coach founded the program 25 years ago. You check the club’s mail one day and open a letter from a swimmer who graduated the program 20 years ago. It explains that the head coach molested him from ages He lists the names of a few other guys he thinks could have experienced the same thing. What do you do?
Assistance to you From your LSC: – Provide Resources – Educational opportunities – Awareness campaigns – Connect you with USA Swimming
Assistance to you From USA Swimming – Consultation and Advice – Training – Screening and Selection Contact USA Swimming’s Safe Sport Susan Woessner Elizabeth Hoendervoogt Maggie Vail
Safe Sport: What is to come Certified Safe Sport Program Web Based Hiring Tool