USA Triathlon Safe Sport Policies and References 

In conjunction with the U.S. Center for SafeSport and the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee, USA Triathlon has developed Safe Sport policies, procedures and references to protect our athletes.

U.S. Center for SafeSport

Established in 2017, the U.S. Center for SafeSport is the independent and exclusive authority directed by Congress to prevent and respond to all forms of abuse and misconduct within the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement. The Center is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization headquartered
in Denver, Colorado.

The Center receives, investigates, and responds to reports of abuse and misconduct from individuals affiliated with the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) and its National Governing Bodies (NGBs). The Center ensures that the USOPC and NGBs properly apply policies and procedures to govern abuse prevention and maintains a database of individuals sanctioned from participation in their sport.

Throughout the Olympic and Paralympic Movement, the Center trains athletes, parents, coaches, volunteers, and organizations at all levels on best practices and principles for preventing abuse in sport settings. In doing so, the Center advances its mission of making athlete well-being the center of our nation’s sports culture through abuse prevention, education, and accountability.

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 USOPC 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

U.S. Center for SafeSport Code 

The SafeSport Code establishes consistent standards of response and resolution to abuse and misconduct claims across the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement, whose affiliated individuals must comply with policies and procedures as defined by the Code. View the SafeSport Code here.

U.S. Center for SafeSport MAAPP 

The Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies (MAAPP) is a collection of prevention and training policies that bind adult participants and organizations in the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Movement.

The MAAPP is a collection of proactive prevention and training policies for the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Movement. It has three primary components: an Education and Training Policy, Required Prevention Policies, and Recommended Prevention Policies. The Center developed the MAAPP to assist National Governing Bodies, Paralympic Sport Organizations, Local Affiliated Organizations, the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee, and other individuals to whom these policies apply in meeting their obligations under federal law. To learn more about the MAAPP, visit here.

U.S. Center for SafeSport Centralized Disciplinary Database

The U.S. Center for SafeSport’s Centralized Disciplinary Database is a resource designed to keep the public informed when individuals connected with the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Movements are either subject to certain temporary restrictions pending investigation by the Center or are subject to certain sanctions after an investigation found them in violation of the SafeSport Code. The database also contains certain eligibility decisions made by the National Governing Bodies (NGB), their Local Affiliated Organizations (LAO), or the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC), including those rendered prior to the establishment of the Center. View the database here

Additional Resources 

The U.S. Center for SafeSport's Response and Resolution Office. 

SafeSport Parent Training and Toolkits

MAAPP at a Glance

Click here to report directly through the U.S. Center for SafeSport.

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Contact USA Triathlon's Safe Sport Team