In this Newsletter

Volume 5
January 2014

  1. Welcome
  2. Safe Sport Updates
  3. Training & Education
  4. Remind Your Clubs
  5. Safe Sport Literature 

13 Helpful Links

  1. USA Swimming Safe Sport
  2. USA Swimming Education
  3. USOC Safe Sport
  4. Stop It Now! Child Sexual Abuse Prevent
  5. National Children's Advocacy Center
  6. Stop bullying
  7. National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
  8. Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network
  9. Child Welfare League of America
  10. Safe 4 Athletes
  11. radKIDS
  12. National Children's Advocacy Center Lookup
  13. Safe Horizon

USA Swimming Safe Sport Contacts

Susan Woessner,
Director of Safe Sport

Elizabeth Hoendervoogt,
Safe Sport Coordinator

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The purpose of this newsletter is to provide a foundation that allows for direct on-going communication with each of you. Information contained within will cover the most current Safe Sport related information. If you have any feedback, comments or suggestions, please e-mail us at

Safe Sport Updates

With the New Year upon us, it is a great time to set new goals for the Safe Sport initiative as well as reflect on all the great strides we have already taken. Let us know what you are doing in your LSC to spread the Safe Sport word and we’ll highlight it in the next Safe Sport Newsletter.

Training and Education

As all of our schedules start to fill up for the New Year, please think about inviting Safe Sport staff to your LSC camps or clinics to facilitate the Athlete Training. If you are interested in this opportunity please contact Safe Sport Coordinator Liz Hoendervoogt at

Coming this spring are the Zone Workshops! The Safe Sport Program has been invited by the Times and Registration volunteers to be a part of these workshops. We would like to see the LSC Safe Sport Chairs attend a weekend where we will be able to review and discuss how the position has been, as well as provide new education to assist you all in this role.

The dates and locations are as follows:

  •     Central Zone-April 4-6 in Chicago, Ill.
  •     Eastern Zone-April 11-13 in Baltimore, Md.
  •     Western Zone-April 25-27 in Denver, Colo.
  •     Southern Zone-May 16-18 in Tampa, Fla.

Please stay posted for further details or contact Safe Sport Staff, Susan Woessner or Liz Hoendervoogt, at or

This year we will continue to offer free webinars as Safe Sport educational opportunities. Please keep a look out for that schedule as the dates will be highlighted in newsletters to come.

Remind Your Clubs

The deadline for the Athlete Protection Training was on Dec. 31, 2013. All non-athlete members were required to renew by this time. If there are people that are having difficulty renewing, please have them contact

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Stop Abuse in Sport Campaign

The United States Olympic Committee continues its support of the Safe Sport initiative with its Make the Commitment: Stop Abuse in Sport campaign. This campaign will run through April 2014 offering free monthly newsletters, supporting resources and webinars. Please click here to check out this very important campaign.  

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