Swimming is her life and gold is her dream. But to her coach, she is just another voiceless body.
She used to focus on swimming and refining every sense to perfection – but that was before he touched her. Before her report fell on deaf ears. Before her nation celebrated her medals, and silenced her suffering. Now she numbs her senses with anti-depressants, wine, weed, – anything that will pass the drug tests. Her hope for gold is not gone. She just doesn’t want to feel the journey.
Why Lasso Safe?
- 60% more likely to experience depression
- 30% more likely to be victims of sexual abuse
- 50% more likely to develop eating disorders than non athletes.
Congress has acknowledged these statistics as a national concern.
“Over the past few years we’ve heard more and more stories of athletes experiencing emotional, physical, and even sexual abuse in their training environments. This type of misconduct against participants can be challenging to detect and difficult to report, but we must do everything we can to foster an environment of respect for our athletes, free from the fear of abuse… By creating policies that improve transparency, increase financial oversight, and ensure that any misconduct is quickly addressed, we’re ensuring that every athlete can feel safe and empowered in their sport.” –SENATOR MURKOWSKI
Lasso Safe Quantifies Safety and Benefits Sport Communities
Over the last 10 years, the leaders of Lasso Safe have sought to make the communities in which we train, compete, work, dream and triumph safer, higher performance and less damaging to our sport culture. When we started there was no defined safe sport community movement. There was no way to know if a community was truly high performance and no agreed upon guidelines to help those who wanted to lead safe communitys. Lasso Safe created the Lasso Safe sport community program as a way to measure safe communitys and to provide a roadmap for developing a truly high performance culture that prospers through equality and excellence. With Lasso Safe, we created a simple, metrics-based system to define what a safe community is. Lasso Safe created a baseline – a universally agreed upon holistic system of metrics for reducing emotional, physical and sexual abuse and promoting athlete safety, higher performance and expanded athletic careers. And the program was embraced by a collective group of leaders – sport psychologists, athletic champions, non-profits, sport medicine doctors, sport community owners and managers, local communities and business leaders.
In the first decade of our existence, we have made Lasso Safe a living standard for safe sport communities. We’ve set in place the structure to help us get where we need to go. And now is the time to fully move towards the ongoing, performance-based certification and monitoring model we developed as Lasso Safe Certify.
By certifying your community Lasso Safe, YOU will Let Her Focus again.