USA Swimming offering free athlete protection to its members

USA Swimming has made available free online Safe Sport programming for more than 300,000 of its athlete members.

The online programming helps teach swimmers how to identify inappropriate behavior, gives them information about sexual abuse prevention and how to report concerns.

“Education is a fundamental part of USA Swimming’s Safe Sport program,” said Susan Woessner, director of Safe Sport for USA Swimming in a press release. “As we continue to work to raise awareness about this important issue, the free athlete training will help empower our membership with education about safe sport.”

The online program also includes myths and facts about child sexual abuse and USA Swimming’s Athlete Protection Policies and Procedures.

For more information about the Safe Sport program, click here.