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Background Screening Policy

A safe environment for our members is of utmost importance to USA Diving. It’s why we choose to follow the standards set by the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee and the U.S Center for Safe Sport and maintain a thorough background screening process.

All coach and official members, as well as staff members, board members, medical staff, and adult athlete members and those individuals participating in training camps, international trips and other USA Diving-sponsored activities are required to have a criminal background screening completed. Meet directors and hosts, and volunteers who have direct contact in a supervisory role with minor athletes, or consistent and regular contact with covered persons will also complete a background screening. 

USA Diving is helping our members create safe environments for athletes, coaches and everyone associated with their programs. While our members' clubs and organizations are not operated by USA Diving, and USA Diving does not control their activities, we provide information about various safety related actions which may be available to our members, and encourage our members to use these resources. Please carefully review the policy below. 

WHEREAS, In 2003 the USA Diving Board of Directors established a policy requiring that certain individuals involved with the corporation would be required to undergo background screening. A copy of this policy is on file at the Corporate office of USA Diving; and

WHEREAS, that policy has been regularly enforced since 2004; and

WHEREAS, the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC) requires all National Governing Bodies to follow its comprehensive background screening policy for members involved with minor athletes. To view the USOPC screening criteria, click here

IT IS THEREFORE RESOLVED by the Board of Directors of USA Diving that the following policy regarding background screening replace the existing policy. To view, click here.