USA Water Ski & Wake Sports

ATHLETE SAFETY

SAFE SPORT

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.

USA Water Ski & Wake Sports strives to provide a safe environment for its members and is committed to create an atmosphere that is free of harassment and abusive practices. USA Water Ski & Wake Sports and its affiliated sport discipline organizations will not tolerate any form of harassment, abuse or misconduct and will uphold a zero tolerance policy.

USA Water Ski & Wake Sports has adopted the U.S. Center for SafeSport Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies (MAAPP). We are committed to building a sport community where participants can work and learn together in an atmosphere free of emotional, physical, and sexual misconduct.

As a requirement for membership with USA Water Ski & Wake Sports, all adult members (age 18 and over) who have regular contact with any minor and/or have authority over a minor in the sport must complete SafeSport Training. If you are unsure whether or not you are required to complete SafeSport training or whether or not you need to complete Background Screening, please refer to the USA Water Ski & Wake Sports SafeSport Certification Compliance Chart. USA Water Ski & Wake Sports encourages all of its adult members (age 18 and over) to complete SafeSport Training.

If you have questions, contact us at usawaterski@usawaterski.org.