Safe Sport

Safe Sport Training

Safe Sport Training

Swimming Canada and its members believes that education and awareness are paramount to creating safe and inclusive environments for swimmers. The Canadian sport community has a number of required and optional online safe sport training courses that teach leaders in sport the tools they need to promote safe sport for all, and to address maltreatment.

Swimming Canada requires that all national office staff and Board of Directors complete the Respect in the Workplace program from the Respect Group. It is also required that all national team coaches and support staff complete one of either Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders, or the CAC’s Safe Sport Training Module.

All registered coaches are required o take at least one of either Respect in Sport or the CAC Safe Sport Training. An overview of both these courses can be found below, along with some additional educational courses to help improve your knowledge around safe sport. Swimming Canada also recognizes that our provincial partners will have their own Safe Sport training requirements and encourage others to find more information from their local Province.

Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders

Educates youth leaders, coaches, officials and participants (14-years and up) to recognize, understand and respond to issues of bullying, abuse, harassment and discrimination (BAHD). The online course can be found here.

CAC Safe Sport Training

Creating a culture where everyone can thrive is a shared responsibility. Safe Sport Training was developed to help anyone involved in sport — whether you have direct contact with athletes or work in the background — to promote physical, psychological, and social health, in line with the Universal Code of Conduct to Prevent and Address Maltreatment in Sport. The online course can be found here.

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