What is SafeSport?

We all have a role to play in creating a healthy setting for sport. SafeSport helps raise awareness about misconduct in sport, promote open dialogue, and provide training and resources. When we work as a team, we can build a game plan to make sport safe ― for everyone.

USA Triathlon has implemented an Education and Training Policy to strengthen its athlete safety program and to ensure the environments in its athletic programs are as safe as possible at every level. The education component required by USA Triathlon provides participants with information necessary to more effectively monitor their organization/team, minimize the opportunities for physical and sexual abuse and other types of misconduct, and respond to concerns. It is also a strong public statement that the organization places a priority on athlete safety. While USA Triathlon does not have control over every member and does not control their activities, we provide information about various safety-related actions that may be available to our members, and encourage our members to use these resources.

U.S. Center for SafeSport

The U.S. Center for SafeSport was launched in 2017 and seeks to enable every athlete to thrive by fostering a national sport culture of respect and safety, on and off the playing field. The Center provides education and prevention resources related to emotional, physical and sexual misconduct,bullying, hazing and harassment. 

The Center's Response and Resolution Office will investigate and resolve alleged policy violations of the SafeSport Code for the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement's 47 member National Governing Bodies, including USA Triathlon. The Center has jurisdiction over Covered Individuals, including those:

  • Within the governance or disciplinary jurisdiction of USAT
  • USAT or the USOC authorized, approves, or appoints to a position of authority over athletes or who will have frequent contact with athletes
  • Identified by USAT as being within the Center's jurisdiction

Learn about the Response and Resolution Office

Comprehensive Overview of the Center and Additional Reporting Information

SafeSport Parent Training and Toolkits 

USAT Policies & References

 2018 USAT SafeSport Policy Handbook 

USA Triathlon SafeSport Education Policy

USA Triathlon SafeSport Abuse Reporting Form

USA Triathlon Permanently Banned List

USA Triathlon SafeSport Activity Book

Background Check Criteria

Anti-Doping

Online Resources

  SafeSport.org seeks to create a healthy, supportive environment for all participants. Through education, resources, and training, we help members of the sport community recognize, reduce, and respond to misconduct in sport.
  Respect in Sport empowers people to recognize and prevent abuse, bullying and harassment through interactive, online certification.
 
Darkness to Light programs raise awareness of the prevalence and consequences of child sexual abuse by educating adults about the steps they can take to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to the reality of child sexual abuse.
  Kidpower teaches positive skills to protect children, teens, and adults of all abilities from bullying, abuse, kidnapping, and violence.

Contact

Shelbi Meyer, SafeSport Coordinator 

USA Triathlon

5825 Delmonico Drive, Suite 200

Colorado Springs, CO 80919

phone: 719-955-2805 | fax: 719-597-2121

email: shelbi.meyer@usatriathlon.org