Adirondack Swimming Safe Sport Program Page

USA Swimming SafeSport Program Information
See "Officers" Page for current Adirondack Safe Sport Coordinator
Non-Athlete Membership Requirements Checklist
USA Swimming Coach Requirements and Education/Certification Courses Accepted
Tips for Parents
Keeping Kids Safe in Youth Sports

In addition to the Athlete Protection Training for Registered Non-Athlete Members, 
there are FREE SafeSport Training Courses Available for Athletes and Parents.

Both of these programs can be found by clicking the link to Initiate the APT below.

Click Here to Initiate the Athlete Protection Training (APT) Online Course
You MUST have a SWIMS Record (registered, present or past) before you can initiate the APT
ALL Non-Athletes (coaches, officials and other non-athletes) MUST Complete the APT Training and Exam
There is a NEW Member Course and a Renewal Course for those who already did the Initial APT Course
Be sure to select the "Athlete Protection Training Renewal Course" if you have already complete the intial APT

Instructions and Help for the APT Online Training ... Detailed Instructions
APT is effective for 24 Months, expiring December 31st of the second year after taken.
For example, if you complete the training anytime between January 1 and December 31, 2016 the APT expiration date will be December 31, 2018
USA Swimming Athlete Protection Brochure
USA Swimming Athlete Protection Club Mailing

USA Swimming Protecting Athletes

Click Here to Initiate a Criminal Background Check (BGC)
Note: Effective January 1, 2015, the Level 1 Background Check is NO LONGER AVAILABLE
All USA Swimming Non-Athlete Members must complete a Level 2 Background Check
All Level 1 holders will remain valid until their current Background Checks Expire,
once Expired, all Level 1 holders must take the Level 2 and pay the full fee
If a member has a valid Level 1 Check and decides to become an Official or Coach,
he/she must take a new Level 2 Background Check and pay the full fee

Anyone may initiate a Background Check ... a SWIMS Record is Not Necessary

Type of Check                                                                                 Fee          
New                          ALL Non-Athlete Members                  $36.50
Renewal*                 ALL Non-Athlete Members                  $18.00
 
Background Checks are good for 2 years, expiring on the end of the month , corresponding to the month taken
*Members will have a 30-day grace period in which to initiate a Renewal BGC after their current BGC expires.
Please Note, once the BGC has expired, the member is Invalid until the BGC renewal is completed.
If renewed within the 30 day grace period, everyone uses the Renewal Option.
Once the 30-day grace period has expired, everyone must "start over" with a New BGC.
This means that you will have to pay the full $36.50 BGC instead of the $18 renewal rate.
Criminal Background Check Program Summary

Sterling InfoSystems Customer Service ... (800) 853-3228 option 2