Safe Sport Resources

OAS Created Resources

March 22 Coach Call Recording

The March 22 Coach Call Recording can be accessed under Coaches Portal. Click here to visit the Coaches Portal!

If you are an OAS coach who is having difficulty accessing the Coaches Portal, please contact Aerin England at [email protected].

External Safe Sport Resources

Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect: It's Your Duty
Responsible Coaching Movement Pledge

OAS is proud to join sport organizations across the country in affirming its commitment to ensuring a safe and supportive environment for anyone who participates at any level of artistic swimming in Ontario. Our commitment to the Responsible Coaching Movement ensures all coaches in our province have completed background screening, ethics and respect training, and follow Rule of Two Guidelines. All coaches 18 years and older are required to provide a valid police record check. Coaches must acknowledge annually they are aware of and will adhere to the CAS Conduct Policy and must successfully complete NCCP Make Ethical Decisions training. Coaches Competition Introduction Trained or higher must also complete the CAS Respect in Sport Activity Leader Training.

The following OAS Member clubs have also taken the Responsible Coaching Movement pledge:

Take the Responsible Coaching Movement Pledge!

Canadian Artistic Swimming information about responisble coaching 

Coaching Association of Canada information about responisble coaching 


Staying Safe Online - Coaches

We all know how important sport is to our athletes, our communities and society. It is equally important that we all play a role in ensuring that sport continues to stay safe both on and off the field of play.

Video calling, group messaging, online training etc., allow us to stay more connected than ever before. These tips for online safety will helps us all reduce risks associated with online communication, and instead enjoy the benefits of these virtual environments, so that we can all get through this difficult time together.

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The Rule of Two

The goal of the Rule of Two is to ensure all interactions and communications are open, observable and justifiable. Its purpose is to protect participants (especially minors) and coaches in potentially vulnerable situations by ensuring more than one adult is present. There may be exceptions for emergency situations.

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This is also applicable in the virtual world! Click here to learn more about how to apply this theory to the online world.