Safe Sport Resolutions:
- Encourage each other. How?
>Safe Sport says: Keep the chatter during practice positive. If you notice that a teammate is struggling through a tough set, cheer them on. Find out the goal times of your teammates and cheer them on at meets.
- Look out for each other. How?
>Safe Sport says: This goes all kinds of ways. Stand up for a teammate being picked on or bullied. Loan a teammate a cap if theirs breaks. Make sure they don’t miss their race. If they do something that’s against the rules, call them out on it.
- Think before your speak/post/tweet. How?
>Safe Sport says: Respect isn’t just actions, respect is words, too. Never say/post/tweet something mean, rude, or demeaning about a teammate. What you do with your words matters to the culture of the team.
- Build each other up. How?
>Safe Sport says: Expect the best from your teammates and coaches, and then help them be their very best. If we all do this, we will be a faster, closer, and more supportive team.
- Talk about how you feel. How?
>Safe Sport says: If you’re mad about something a teammate or coach did or said, ask them about it. Let them know how you feel and listen to their perspective. Let’s be a team that doesn’t keep all of that bottled up.
This is also a good time to review the athlete honor code (or code of conduct) if it’s been a while since you’ve done that.
*For Coaches: for more information and resources on team culture, visit www.usaswimming.org/toolkit. To report concerning behavior, contact Safe Sport at (719) 866-4578 or firstname.lastname@example.org.