Before and After Nassar: Safe Sport for Water Polo Athletes in America

In the wake of the Larry Nassar scandal at USA Gymnastics, Swimming World recently published an examination of SafeSport, USA Water Polo’s protection for all its athletes, from children playing water polo for the very first time to U.S. Senior Men and Women National Team members who represent America in the Olympics.

With a particular focus on the culture around USA Water Polo in the Northeast, Swimming World conducted interviews with coaches as well as parents whose children’s safety rests not only on acute awareness of the danger of adolescent abuse, but also agreed-upon—and rigorously applied—standards and protections.

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