SportsEngine Inc., an NBC Sports Group company and the leading youth sports technology provider, announced today a partnership between the United States Swim School Association (USSSA) and SportsEngine’s swim platform TeamUnify. The partnership will provide the USSSA with background screening and abuse prevention training options to provide to its affiliated member schools.
The USSSA was founded in 1988 to provide a trade association for those who operate swim schools in the United States. Joining forces will allow the US Swim School Association to grow and strengthen the background screening and abuse prevention training for hundreds of swim schools across the US.
Currently, the US Swim School Association has over 500 member schools in 43 states and 17 countries worldwide. Over the past 30 years, it has grown to become the largest swim school association in the country, and is recognized by affiliated schools, instructors, and parents alike as the preeminent swim school organization.
This partnership with US Swim School Association is part of SportsEngine’s ongoing commitment to youth sports safety. Through its partnership with the National Center for Safety Initiatives (NCSI) over 30 U.S. national governing bodies trust SportsEngine to provide FCRA-compliant background checks, secure data processing and storage, and powerful software to help them proactively protect their organization.
“Allowing swimmers, parents, and instructors to breath easy because they know they have safety and protection is one of our biggest priorities,” said Tim LaRoche VP, Sales and Business Development, TeamUnify. “TeamUnify and SportsEngine have actively worked to promote youth sports safety, and with thousands of swimmers using our platform, partnering with USSSA allows us to continue to further our mission of protecting athletes and providing safe sports experiences.”
“Our core purpose is to provide resources to assist our members in achieving their goals in the learn-to-swim business” said USSSA Executive Director, Lisa Zarda. “A big part of this is to provide the tools to keep them safe while they grow in this sport. SportsEngine and TeamUnify are the leaders in the youth sports safety business, providing the top software in the background screening business, and we trust all of our members in their hands.”
About United States Swim School Association
The United States Swim School Association began in 1988 to fill a need in the swim school industry. Over the past 30 years, the association has grown to become the largest swim school association in the country, and is recognized by affiliated schools, instructors, and parents alike as the preeminent swim school organization. Currently the United States Swim School Association has over 500 member schools in 43 states and 17 countries worldwide. Member schools provide swimming and water safety instruction to over 500,000 students each year. The core purpose of the US Swim School Association is to provide resources to assist their members in achieving their goals in the learn-to-swim industry. The US Swim School Association offers membership to private swim schools across the country. Benefits include educational courses through our online learning management system, in person train the trainer programs, webinars and conferences. Education includes the latest training in water safety, swim instruction methods and tools, business management best practices, marketing trends and more. Learn more at: www.usswimschools.org.
About SportsEngine, Inc.
Helping the world play smarter and live more, SportsEngine, Inc., an NBC Sports Group company, is the leading provider of sport relationship management software serving millions of coaches, parents, athletes, clubs, leagues, governing bodies, and associations. SportsEngine helps sports organizations around the globe reduce the time they spend on administrative tasks, and enables them to focus more on developing their athletes, providing safe experiences, and furthering the love of sport. Learn more at: www.sportsengine.com/corp, www.facebook.com/sportsengine, or www.twitter.com/sportsengine.