This page is intended to aggregate all information related to the Safe Sport Program in Potomac Valley. Links, or suggested content are welcome to be sent to the PVS Safe Sport Chair, Merari Chollette.
The USA Swimming Background Check has been in place since January 2011. All non-athlete members of USA-S must complete the check to obtain membership. Please go to the USA Swimming website at usaswimming.org/backgroundcheck for more details and to initiate your check. USA Swimming has provided an Overview of the program and a Frequently Asked Questions.
Reimbursement Form for PVS Officials to request reimbursement for the cost of their background screen. Please read the form carefully before submitting.
USA Swimming free Athlete Protection Training for its athlete members. Details are on the USA Swimming Website.
USA Swimming also has made available a parent education program for their members. The course takes 15-20 minutes, is free, and can be accessed on the USA-S Website under the header "Free Training for Parents".
All USA Swimming non-athlete members (inc. coaches and officials) are required to take Athlete Protection Training every year as a requirement for membership. Link to the Non-Athlete Training.
USA Swimming Safe Sport Newsletter - June 2016
USA Swimming Safe Sport Newsletter - October 2014
USA Swimming Safe Sport Newsletter - May 2014
USA Swimming Safe Sport Newsletter - January 2014
USA Swimming Safe Sport Newsletter - December 2013
USA Swimming Safe Sport Newsletter - November 2013
USA Swimming Safe Sport Newsletter - September 2013
USA Swimming Safe Sport Newsletter - August 2013
Guidlines for Clubs from the PVS Athlete Protection Committee