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Statement On Maddie Groves Story

Statement by Swimming Australia and link to complaints policy

STATEMENT: Swimming Australia reached out to Maddie in December 2020 to enquire about a tweet sent by her that referenced potential abuse by someone connected with swimming. Maddie declined to provide further information nor do we have any previous complaints on record from Maddie.

All allegations concerning child abuse or sexual misconduct are taken seriously by Swimming Australia. We consider the welfare, safety and wellbeing of children and young people as paramount, and we have a duty to make inquiries to uphold the standards of our sport. 

Link to complaints policy:https://www.swimming.org.au/integrity-policies-rules/safe-sport-framework