Safe Sport is fundamental to the work that Swim BC does every day. Everyone participating in swimming has the right to enjoy sport in an inclusive environment that is free of abuse, harassment or discrimination. All participants are welcome and should be able to strive for their personal goals without boundaries. Swim BC is working towards a culture that encourages open communication and educational opportunities.
Swim BC Safe Sport Policies
- Swim BC Code of Conduct and Ethics Policy
- Swim BC Discipline and Complaints Policy
- Swim BC Dispute Resolution Policy
- Swim BC Screening and CRC Policy
- Swim BC Appeals Policy
- Swim BC Gender Equity Policy
- Swim BC Equity and Access Policy
All Swim BC Policies can be found on the Swim BC Policies page.
Safe Sport Training for Coaches
All Coaches registered with Swim BC are required to take Safe Sport training. The following courses can be used to meet that requirement. If you are a Volunteer or Parent, these are also great courses to learn about Safe Sport.
Coaching Association of Canada Safe Sport Training
Safe Sport is a program developed by the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) that works to ensure that every athlete can participate in their sport without physical, sexual, or psychological abuse. More information is available below and at Safe Sport Training.
Respect in Sport
The Respect in Sport Activity Leader program is an on-line training course for coaches, sport leaders and leaders of youth in virtually any activity. The course is primarily designed as a tool to assist leaders to identify and respond to abuse, neglect, harassment, and bullying.
The Canadian Sport Hotline
The Canadian Sport Hotline is a third-party service provider whose role is to address harassment, abuse, and discrimination complaints. This hotline provides a safe place to report and can also provide advice and resources on how to intervene and/or proceed appropriately.
Swimming Canada Safe Sport Resources
Swimming Canada’s Safe Sport program focuses on education, prevention, and response, which is supported by strong governance, policies, and procedures. The Swimming Canada Safe Sport page also contains the contact information for their Safe Sport Officer, who is an independent third party who will guide you through the complaints process and/or explore other options.
Swim BC gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.
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