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SafeSport for Athletes

Neponset Rowing Club is committed to creating a safe and positive environment for our athletes' physical, emotional and social development and to ensure that it promotes an environment free of misconduct


NRC ATHLETE PROTECTION POLICY.  This policy is distributed to all NRCstaff and is available in other internal communications and training.  

NRC has updated its Athlete Protection Policy to comply with 2023 requirements made of USRowing along with all other Olympic sports national governing bodies (e.g., gymnastics, swimming, sailing, etc).  The policies below are intended to meet the guidance by the Center for SafeSport and Minor Athlete Protection Policies.   In addition to meeting requirements of our sport, our approach is explicit regarding athlete protections and our zero tolerance for bullying, hazing, or harassment.   


SafeSport Training is required for all relevant NRC athletes competing in USRowing sanctioned events.  

All individuals 18 years old or older are required to complete a SafeSport self-attestation to determine whether they are considered a Relevant Adult Participant as defined by the 2023 SafeSport Policy.

To access SafeSport Attestation and Questionnaires, log into your individual USRowing account at   You will be prompted to complete a questionnaire

If an individual does not meet the U.S. Center for SafeSport's definition of regular contact with minor athletes, then they will be exempt from training. 

NOTE:  To ensure minimal errors in linking your SafeSport courses to your USRowing profile, be sure your member number and DOB are accurate in your SafeSport account. If you take your SafeSport course and still do not see it linking to your USRowing membership, try logging out and back into your member account and clicking on the SafeSport icon once more. In doing this, your most recent SafeSport course will be updated to your USRowing profile.

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