MAAPP - Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy
USA Swimming has implemented a new Safe Sport Initiative. The Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy or MAAPP went into effect on Sunday, June 23, 2019. USA Swimming's top priority continues to be keeping our athletes safe. No form of abuse, including child sexual abuse, has a place in our sport.
USA Swimming member clubs and LSCs are required to implement this Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy in full.
The Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy must be reviewed and agreed to in writing by all athletes, parents, coaches, and other non-athlete members of member clubs on an annual basis with such written agreement to be retained by the club.
Full Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy is linked here.
By committing to the MAAPP event for each Southeastern Aquatics Racine Family YMCA Swim Team member in your family, you are asknowledging the following statement:
I acknowledge I have received, read, and understood the Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy and/or the policy has been explained to me or my family. I further acknowledge and understand that agreeing to comply with the contents of this policy is a condition of my membership with Southeastern Aquatics Racine Family YMCA Swim Team.
If you have any questions regarding the Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will notice a few changes on how Southeastern Aquatics Racine Family YMCA Swim Team operates in order to abide by MAAPP. These changes include, but are not limited to the following:
Communication between SEA staff and SEA atheltes of any kind outside of practice/competition (phone, text, email, other) will be limited to between the hours of 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM. No communication outside of practice/competition will be allowed between the hours of 8:00 PM and 8:00 AM except in emergency situations.
All communication outside of practice/competition (phone, text, email, other) between SEA staff and SEA athletes will require a parent/guardian to be copied in on the message. This applies both directions. Athletes will be required to copy a parent/guardian in communication to SEA staff and SEA staff will be required to copy a parent/guardian in communication with SEA athletes.
If a SEA staff member is sending a group communication (text, email, other), another adult SEA staff member will be copied in on the message.
Athletes will be required to complete USA Swimming Athlete Protextion courses prior to their 18th birthday. The Athlete Protection courses will be required to be completed annually. USA Swimming Athlete Protection couses are linked here.
Acknowledgement - Waivers
Acknowledgement of MAAPP will be a requirement for all future registration with Southeastern Aquatics Racine Family YMCA Swim Team. Additional acknowledgement and waiver forms will be required for team travel events.
MAAPP Educational Documents
MAAPP Sample Forms
Premission for an Unrelated Adult Athlete to Share the Same Lodging with a Minor Athelte
Premission for an Unrelated Applicable Adult to Provide Local Transportation to Minor Athlete
Premission for an Unrelated Applicable Adult to Travel to Competition with Minor Athlete
Social Media and Electronic Communication