Safe Sport

Statement of Commitment

Safe Sport is a fundamental tenant to the work we do at Swim BC.  All participants have the right to a safe, welcoming, accessible sport environment, free from all forms of maltreatment. Everyone participating in Swimming should be able to strive for their personal goals without boundaries.

Coach Criminal Record Checks

All registered coaches must submit a Criminal Record Check to Swim BC through the Criminal Record Review Program (CRRP).

  • Criminal Record Checks are valid for 5 years
  • CRRP reviews Criminal Record Checks on Swim BC’s behalf and provides Swim BC with a letter informing us whether the applicant poses a risk to the organization or not. 
  • This program uses your credit history to verify your identity. During the application process, you will be asked personal questions about your financial history and credit history.
  • The cost for a Coach Criminal Record Check is $28
  • To apply for a Criminal Record Check through the CRRP you will need an access code specific to Swim BC. Please reach out to Sam Thoms for the code. 
  • You can apply through the following link: https://justice.gov.bc.ca/eCRC/

Common Errors

If you do not have a credit history or the CRRP is not able to verify you will receive the following error:

Please reach any errors thoroughly. If you receive this error, in the text below it says you can print the form generated and submit it to the requesting organization. If you get this error, fill out the generated form and submit it to Sam Thoms at Swim BC.

Officials & Volunteer Criminal Record Checks

Swim BC has identified the following volunteers require screening:

  • Club Board of Directors
  • Team Managers
  • Chaperones
  • Registered Level 3,4 and 5 officials

Swim BC uses the Criminal Record Review Program (CRRP) to process Criminal Record Checks:

  • Criminal Record Checks are valid for 5 years
  • For volunteers and officials, we as that you complete this form. This allows Swim BC to expect to receive your CRC and match it correctly. 
  • CRRP reviews Criminal Record Checks on Swim BC’s behalf and provides Swim BC with a letter informing us whether the applicant poses a risk to the organization or not. 
  • This program uses your credit history to verify your identity. During the application process, you will be asked personal questions about your financial history and credit history.
  • Officials & Volunteer CRC’s are free
  • To apply for a Criminal Record Check through the CRRP you will need an access code specific to Swim BC. Please reach out to Sam Thoms for the code.
  • You can apply through the following link: https://justice.gov.bc.ca/eCRC/

Common Errors

If you do not have a credit history or the CRRP is not able to verify you will receive the following error:

Please reach any errors thoroughly. If you receive this error, in the text below it says you can print the form generated and submit it to the requesting organization. If you get this error, fill out the generated form and submit it to Sam Thoms at Swim BC.

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.

Additional Resources

BC Helpline for Children

If you are a child or youth and would like to talk to someone call the Helpline for Children at 310-1234.

VictimLinkBC

A toll-free, confidential, multilingual service available across B.C. and the Yukon 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and can be accessed by calling or texting 1-800-563-0808 or sending an email to VictimLinkBC@bc211.ca.

Resilience BC Anti-Racism Network

The Resilience BC Anti-Racism Network offers a multi-faceted, province-wide approach with greater focus and leadership in identifying and challenging racism.

 

 

 

Swim BC gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.

Address

305-4420 Chatterton Way
Victoria, BC V8X 5J2

Contact

778-430-9100
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