Instructions for Renewing your Background Check in 2013.
All NEW Officials must mus ttake the Athlete Protection Training before you
can be on deck, or registered with USAS for 2013.
It is free, it takes about an hour, and must be renewed every 2 years.
THERE IS NO GRACE PERIOD...YOU WILL NOT BE REGISTERED/ BE ALLOWED ON DECK
until this is completed.
Here is the link to a note regarding the Athlete Protection Training membership requirement.http://www.usaswimming.org/DesktopDefault.aspx?TabId=1960&Alias=Rainbow&Lang=en
I get word when you finish it and will then send your registration card.
If you are a new USAS member (never before registered) you must register first,
then take the APT ( instructions attached)
Athlete Protection Training –New*******
502.6.1 All non-athlete members of USA Swimming must have satisfactorily
completed criminal background checks and athlete protection education as
required by USA Swimming.
In order to renew for 2012, all non-athlete members will be required to complete
an online athlete protection training course through Praesidium, Inc.
You must be a (or have been in the past) a non-athlete member of USA Swimming
and entered in the SWIMS database before you can take the online course.
The course is available online and accessed through the USA Swimming website.
It will take about an hour to complete and is free of charge. Non-athlete members
are required to complete this course every two years.
Thank you for your help in launching these important components of USA Swimming’s
Athlete Protection Program. Safe sport is a team effort and you are central to this initiative!