Swim Newton Inc & USA Swimming’s top priority continues to be keeping our athletes safe. No form of abuse, including child sexual abuse, has a place in our sport. As a part of our continued commitment to safeguarding our athletes, Swim Newton & USA Swimming have enacted enhancements to our Safe Sport policies and requirements.

The U.S. Center for SafeSport (“the Center”), the separate, independent, organization that oversees all sexual misconduct reports in the Olympic and Paralympic Movement created the Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies to set a baseline for acceptable safety standards that limit one-on-one interactions between adults and minor athletes.

Reporting Information

  • To deal with a Safe Sport concern, contact USA Swimming at (719) 866-4578 or learn more.
  • Contact the U.S. Center for Safe Sport to make a report. Call (833) 5US-SAFE (587-7233) or use the online reporting form or find more information.
  • Contact our Safe Sport coordinator with any feedback or concerns by clicking here.
  • Report anonymously. Text anonymous tips to 888-270-SWIM (7946)

Swim Newton Inc Mission Statement

Provide a program with professional coaches in a safe environment who teach and train all levels of athletes; emphasizing individual progress, team unity and family participation, while encouraging athletes to develop the character and self-discipline necessary to succeed not only in swimming but also in life away from the pool.

Safe Sport Club Coordinator

Gunner Graves | 316-350-5398 | safesport@swimnewton.com

Board of Directors

Board Members
PresidentGunner Graves
Vice PresidentJodi Runge
TreasurerAdrienne Heppler
Secretary/MembershipLauren Graves
Committee Members
Safe SportGunner Graves
Fundraising/SponsorshipsTrent Shepherd & Jodi Runge
Summer LeagueVacant

It is required that all adult employees and the board of directors of a club are non-athlete members of USA Swimming. This ensures that the individuals are background checked and have completed the Athlete Protection Training.

  • Adult employees of USA Swimming, Local Swimming Committees (LSCs) and member clubs;
  • Adults serving on the board of directors of USA Swimming, LSCs and member clubs;
  • Individuals in a position of oversight over the operations of a member club;
  • Adults with an ownership interest in a member club;
  • Referees, starters, administrative officials, chief judges, stroke and turn judges; and
  • Other volunteers who interact directly and frequently with or have authority over athletes (as defined in the SafeSport Code for the Olympic and Paralympic Movement) as a regular part of their duties.

Swim Newton Inc is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization founded in 1996 with the goal of helping  team members develop and refine their swimming skills.  Swimmers practice year-round at the Newton High School pool and at the Newton Municipal Pool during summer months. Swim Newton participates in the Missouri Valley Division of United States Swimming. Swim Newton swimmers have the opportunity to develop and excel while participating in USS sanctioned swim meets. As swimmers progress and achieve qualifying times, they may participate in Missouri Valley and USS Championships. Swim Newton has competed in District MV Championships, Missouri Valley Championships, Central Zones, Sectionals, and Junior National competitions.  There have also been several swimmers go on to participate as scholarship athletes at the NCAA Division I and II University level.

Swim Newton Inc
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