Dare to Care for Parents

Start date Nov 8, 2023
End date Nov 8, 2023
Declaration open Sep 25, 2023 12:00 AM
Declaration deadline Nov 5, 2023 12:00 AM
Eligibility UCSC Competitive Program

Event: Dare to Care Session - PARENTS ONLY
Date: November 8, 6:30 - 8:30pm
Location: ONLINE

Please note that ALL parents/guardians must take this course. The courses only needs to be taken once, the same course is also being offered on OCtober 19. Sign up for this course can be done through the website. Please be sure to sign in when you attend so we can mark your attendance. This session is for parents ONLY, no swimmers are allowed in this session.

If you have any questions, please contact the office.



The Canadian Human Rights Act gives each person an equal opportunity to live without being hindered or harmed by discriminatory practices. All provinces and territories have legislation that makes it clear that organizations are required to deal with harassment.


We have a duty to provide a safe environment for training and competition for all members of the UCSC organization. The UCSC is very proud to be the first sports organization in Canada to make it mandatory for all athletes, staff, coaches and parents (members), and officials to receive sport specific bullying prevention education. This was established in the spring of 2017 through a partnership formed between the founder of the school-based DARE TO CARE program and the UCSC board of directors. Through this partnership, DARE TO CARE IN SPORT was created, pilot tested during the 2017/18 swim season and resulted in 98% of our membership attending. The training components included the following areas;

ï     a definition of bullying, which then allows concrete identification of bullying behaviors specific tools and strategies to assist swimmers, staff, coaches and members to prevent and stop bullying

ï     a shared vocabulary and understanding of bullying to assist in communication and process issues if conflict arises or a complaint is made

ï     an introduction and explanation of the Club’s new policy on Harassment and Bullying


In the present swim season 2023/24, and going forward, we will continue to make it mandatory for all new members joining UCSC to receive the DARE TO CARE IN SPORT (DTCS). For all returning members; including swimmers, parents, staff, coaches, and officials who have completed the DARE TO CARE IN SPORT in the past, a presentation in person will also be required. To provide clarification, both parents of a swimmer/s as well as  step-parents and guardians are required to complete the DTC seminar.