In conjunction with USRowing and the United States Olympic Committee, Rocket City Rowing has created and implemented a SafeSport Program to raise awareness about and stopping child abuse in sport to create a safe culture in our youth and adult programs. Our program, based on USRowing’s guidelines is designed to assure athletes’ safety at rowing practices, competitions and social events and to promote an environment free from bullying, hazing, harassment (including sexual harassment), emotional misconduct, physical misconduct and sexual misconduct (including child sexual abuse).
Each of our coaches receive education and training about the actions and behaviors that create a hostile environment. Rocket City Rowing’s SafeSport program includes reporting and enforcement policies that include criminal background checks. Our staff, coaches and volunteers who work on the front line with athletes are now part of this SafeSport process.