If you haven’t done background checks for those in your swim league, now is the time. Here’s why background checks are vital for keeping your swimmers and community safer.
Keep Your Kids Safer
Volunteers, coaches, and team representatives all play crucial roles in your swim league. They not only donate their time to their community, but they also have a positive impact on the kids they lend their time. Unfortunately, swim leagues, like other youth sports programs, can attract dangerous individuals looking to groom young victims for future abuse. So making sure those kids are safer with the people they will be surrounded by is especially important.
Background checks are a necessary precaution for the protection of kids, as well as for swim leagues themselves. Swim leagues that fail to adopt the necessary steps to properly screen individuals put the trust of their communities and patrons at risk. Requiring a thorough background check for all people in your league can help lower the risk of injury to all parties involved.
Do Better for Your League
Many organizations offer only basic background checks that do not include county searches. Not only that, but instant-result internet companies that offer background screening don’t always provide accurate or up-to-date information. Why are these such big deals? Both of these mean offenders can slip through the cracks without a proper search.
It’s essential to know what kind of background check you should get to keep everyone safer in your swim league. At Summer League Swimming, we offer nothing less than advanced level 2 background checks. This includes a Social Security Trace, Government Watch List search, 50 State DOJ Sex Offender Registry search, Nationwide Database search with primary source validation, automatic current county/state of residence search going seven years back, and monthly updates.
With our help, you can be confident your swim league is a safer, more secure environment for all involved.
Responsibility Begins Here
In order for your swim league to protect itself, those who participate whether as volunteers, coaches, officials, staff, should have a background check. With our help, you can be confident your swim league is a safer, more secure environment for all involved.
At Summer League Swimming, our goal is to introduce youth from the ages of 5-18 to the sport of swimming by providing fun, safer, and healthy environments. No matter where you are in the United States, we’re ready to lend a hand. Let us help you reach your full potential!