Nitro's Commitment To USA Swimming's Safe Sport Program
Nitro Swimming and USA Swimming are committed to providing a healthy and positive environment free from abuse for all its members. The Safe Sport program, a comprehensive abuse prevention program, consists of a multi-layered approach to keep kids safe, including: required policies and best practice guidelines; mandatory screening, including criminal background checks and employment screening; training and education; monitoring, supervision and mandatory reporting. These measures are informed by experts in the field of child safety and are among the strongest safeguards found in youth-serving organizations. For more information see USA Swimming's Safe Sport Page
The Mandatory Reporting Rule requires any individual with credible information involving sexual misconduct to report that information to our Safe Sport Program staff. USA Swimming provides an online form for confidential reporting of sexual misconduct, bullying, inappropriate communications, or code of conduct violations. Please be aware that in Texas everyone has a duty to report suspected child abuse to law enforcement. Contact your county’s Division of Social Services or the Special Victims unit at your police station for more information about reporting. If an incident involving child sexual abuse occurs outside of Texas, please also contact law enforcement in the municipality in which the incident occurred.
Education is key – Learn to spot warning signs.
When making the decision to report a concern you have, it can often feel intimidating and overwhelming. Please use these guidelines to help you on the first step “Where do I report?” Please use the provided links which will additionally help you get in touch with the appropriate people.
Please note that this is not an exhaustive list. If you are not sure who to contact with a concern please contact Safe Sport Staff at the National Office and we will be sure to talk through your concern, answer your questions and connect you with the correct people.
USA Swimming Dealing with a Concern (719)-866-4578
US Center for Safe Sport Online Reporting Form 833-5US-SAFE (587-7233)
Safe Sport Coordinator for Nitro Swimming – Daniel Martin, Daniel.Martin@nitroswim.com (512) 861-7946
Southern Zone Safe Sport Chair, Mike O'Shaughnessy, firstname.lastname@example.org, (404)-219-6915
Minor Athlete Abuse Protection Policy (MAAPP) for Nitro Swimming. More information on Minor Athlete Abuse Protection
Nitro Swimming Safe Sport Best Practice Guidelines
Nitro Swimming Safe Sport Handbook of Policies
Nitro Swimming Grievance Procedure
Nitro Swimming Action Plan to Address Bullying
Nitro Swimming Electronic Communication Policy