USA Synchro, the national governing body for synchronized swimming, has partnered with TeachAids to promote athlete safety through TeachAids’ CrashCourse concussion education.
CrashCourse, created by TeachAids in collaboration with more than 100 medical and industry experts, is designed to improve understanding and awareness surrounding concussions among youth athletes nationwide. The curriculum integrates state-of-the-art technology and interactive features to appeal specifically to youth growing up in the digital native generation.
USA Synchro will provide concussion education to its membership through multiple channels. To start, it will showcase the CrashCourse content at every major synchronized swimming competition throughout the nation.
Additionally, it will offer a Certificate of Completion to all of its athletes who complete the concussion education program directly through the USA Synchro webpage. And lastly, coaches will be armed with the CrashCourse concussion education in order to best serve and build trusting relationships with their athletes, a media release.
“As a member of the aquatic community, as a swimmer, I have seen how important it has been to respond to injuries that may not be as visible to others,” says Natalie Coughlin, American competitive swimmer and 12-time Olympic medalist, in the release. “I commend US Synchro for taking a leadership role in promoting concussion safety amongst youth athletes.”
“The safety and well-being of our youth athletes is an integral part of our mission,” adds Adam Andrasko, CEO of USA Synchro. “We’re excited to provide effective and engaging education as presented by CrashCourse to keep our young swimmers healthy and at their best.”
“We are proud to join forces with USA Synchro to increase the knowledge and understanding around concussions. It has been an absolute pleasure to work with their leadership,” states Piya Sorcar, CEO of TeachAids, the release continues.
The CrashCourse curriculum will be instituted throughout USA Synchro’s programs nationwide via its website.
[Source: USA Synchro, TeachAids]