USRowing has joined the United States Olympic Committee in its SafeSport campaign aimed at raising awareness, stopping child abuse in sport and creating a safe culture in sports programs across the country.
USRowing’s program is designed to assure athlete safety and promoting an environment free from bullying, hazing, harassment (including sexual harassment), emotional misconduct, physical misconduct and sexual misconduct (including child sexual abuse).
Click the link below to learn more about USRowing's SafeSport campaign and policies.
Safety is everyone’s responsibility.
Program directors need to ensure that a safety program has been systematically developed. Coaches need to be practicing the program and enforcing its rules. Finally, athletes need to be responsible for their station in the boat and being aware of what is going on around them on the water and in the boathouse.
USRowing has provided documents that may be helpful in developing or reviewing your safety program and web links to many other safety pages from other rowing clubs and other resources.
We encourage you to send USRowing information concerning safety that others in the community may find useful. When we receive information, we will update our links and/or put the information in the resource library.