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By Allowing Coaches To Date Their Swimmers, USA Swimming Has No Choice But To Change Leadership At The Top

What we've discovered is that for more than thirty years now, from Andy King to Rick Curl to the tragic case of Sarah Burt and now the latest story involving Hall of Fame coach Mark Schubert, USA Swimming's own investigations are either nonexistent or woefully inadequate. <Read Full Story>

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Former U.S. National Swim Coach Schubert Faces Lawsuit
A swimming coach and philanthropist claims she was wrongfully fired by former U.S. national coach Mark Schubert after she became aware of abuse allegations within his Southern California club, another embarrassing turn for a sport that has taken steps over the last two years to combat widespread claims of sexual misconduct. <Read Full Story>

Lawsuit: Olympic Swim Coach Ignored Sexual Abuse
Eight-time U.S. Olympic coach Mark Schubert, while U.S. national team director and later at Golden West Swim Club, repeatedly ignored and dismissed complaints of inappropriate behavior toward young female swimmers by a longtime Orange County swim coach, a former coach alleged in a wrongful termination lawsuit on Monday. <Read Full Story>

Ex-Olympics Coach Accused of Ignoring Inappropriate Behavior
A former U.S. Olympic swimming coach who trained four-time gold medalist Janet Evans ignored complaints of sexually inappropriate behavior between a longtime friend he hired and young athletes, a lawsuit filed Monday in Orange County Superior Court alleges. <Read More>

All Fall Down - Dramatic New Court Case Likely To Cause Domino Effect At USA Swimming
In a blockbuster lawsuit being filed Monday morning in California Superior Court in Orange County, legendary Hall of Fame swim coach Mark Schubert is accused of wrongful termination of his former employee, Dia Rianda, in July of this year. The claim states that Schubert fired Rianda because of her persistence with alerting Schubert of continued inappropriate behavior by William Jewell, Schubert's friend and assistant at the Golden West Swim Club (GWSC). <Read More>

Former Olympic Coach Suspended in Sex Scandal
Another Swim Coach being investigated for allegations of Sexual Abuse. Rick Curl, founder of one of the nation's largest swim clubs is facing criminal charges for alleged sexual misconduct involving a former swimmer <Read Full Story>

Hypocrisy Runs Dangerously Amok At USA Swimming
John Leonard quick to comment on the need for individuals to speak out if suspicious of performance enhancement drugs. We needed this persistency during the sexual abuse scandal involving USA Swimming coaches. <Read Full Story>

Rapist Coach Rick Curl's Victim's Lawyer Blasts USA Swimming Procedures
Bob Allard, attorney for Kelley Davies-Currin, issued this statement on USA Swimming's announcement of the postponement of Rick Curl's "emergency hearing" and imposition of a "provisional suspension": <Read Full Story>

Drip, Drip, Drip - How Long Was Rick Curl on USA Swimming's Radar?
USA Swimming to hold an emergency hearing regarding punitive damages against Rick Curl. <Read Full Story>

USA Swimming Scandal - Worse than Penn State?
Comparing the USA swimming scandal to the recent issues at Penn State. In both cases, coaches were aware of problems but chose to keep quite. <View Full Story>

Aquatics International: More Coaches Accused of Sexual Abuse
Three more swim coaches from high school programs across the U.S. have been arrested and charged with sexual assault and abuse-related charges. <View Full Story>

Oakland Swim Coach Hit with Allegations of Misconduct
In at least four instances, Oakland Undercurrent coach Ben Sheppard allegedly sent inappropriate messages to young swimmers. <View Full Story>

AQUATICS INTERNATIONAL: Blaming the Victim
Until every aquatics professional accepts responsibility and then takes proactive steps to prevent abuse, it's only a matter of time until another child gets victimized. <View Full Story>

The Gazette-Colorado Springs:  USA Swimming fighting losing battle over sex-abuse complaint documents
Continuous litigation means nothing to USA Swimming. Ditto for a spoiled perception in public. And now, court orders and four-figure fines fall into that same category. <View Full Story>

Aquatics International: Sex Abuse The Enemy Within
The recent USA Swimming sex abuse scandal shocked the aquatics world. But experts say that without the proper policies and procedures to expose predators, more children are at risk. <View Full Story>

The Swimmers Circle:  USA Swimming Fined in Preliminary Proceedings of Sexual Abuse Case
The first tally in the civil cases alleging a USA-Swimming institutional coverup of goes to the plaintiffs, as a judge fined the organization $5,250, payable fully to the plaintiff, for failing to fully comply with a judge's orders to turn over documentation to the plaintiffs'' attorney, Bob Allard. <View Full Story>

THE GAZETTE: USA Swimming in battle over sex-abuse complaint files
The national governing body for swimming has six days to reproduce files concerning complaints of sex abuse against coaches it sanctioned, according to a court order in which the Colorado Springs-based organization was fined $5,250 for not originally complying. <View Full Story>

ABC News: U.S. Olympic Committee Tackling Sexual Abuse in Sport Victim Calls for Stronger Regulations, Leadership Change at USA Swimming

T he United States Olympic Committee has announced it will lead governing bodies of Olympic sports in unprecedented efforts to prevent sexual and physical abuse that could affect millions of athletes across the country, an issue that has been in the spotlight after a sexual misconduct scandal at USA Swimming. <View Full Story >

ABC News: USA Swimming Votes 'Yes' to Athlete Protection Measures After Sex Abuse Scandal
Five months after an ABC News investigation revealed that 36 swim coaches were quietly banned for alleged sexual misconduct with their athletes, USA Swimming has officially passed new legislation that implements athlete protection policies, expands background checks, and enacts mandatory reporting of credible information of sexual abuse. <View Full Story>

Swimming World Magazine:  Controversy Swirls Ahead of USAS Convention House of Delegates Meeting
DALLAS, Texas, September 14. THIS week, the heads of all aquatic sports in the U.S. have converged on Dallas, Texas for the 2010 United States Aquatic Sports (USAS) Convention. Two of the top swimming topics to be discussed and voted on are Athlete Protection policies related to sexual abuse claims within the sport as well as the Athlete Partnership Plan. <View Full Story>

CBS News: Jancy Thompson Sues Calif. Coach, USA Swimming Over Sexual Abuse Allegations

Jancy Thompson is suing the governing body of US competitive swimming and the California swim coach she says sexually abused, humiliated and ... <View Full Story>

Aquatics International (blog):  NRPA Shortens 2011 NAC; Volunteers Resign

Keynote speakers are Mick Nelson, facilities development director of USA Swimming, and Sue Pitt Anderson, programs and services director for USA Swimming. <View Full Story>

News Dispatch - Silver for Team Indiana

The best of the best from all over the Midwest drove, bussed and flew into Lincoln, Nebraska, for the USA Swimming Central Zones Championships. <View Full Story>

Newsoholics - Jancy Thompson Suing USA Swimming for Sexual Abuse

Jancy Thompson Suing USA Swimming for Sexual Abuse  <View Full Story>

KPCC 89.3 - Calif. coach, USA Swimming sued over alleged abuse

Former US team swimmer Jancy Thompson (L) and her lawyer Robert Allard (R) sit outside a San Jose court room on August 11 2010. Read more on KPCC Pasadena.  <View Full Story>

Jancy Thompson left sits near her attorney Robert Allard

Jancy Thompson left sits near her attorney Robert Allard Wednesday Aug 11 2010 in San Jose Calif The governing body of U S competitive swimming faces another lawsuit claiming it did not protect a young swimmer from being sexually abused by her coach The lawsuit announced Wednesday accuses USA Swimming of negligence and says the organization was responsible for the coach s behavior The suit claims swim coach Norm Havercroft sexually abused Thompson over a five year period beginning when she was about 15 years old. (in.com)

The FOX Nation: Sex Abuse Scandal Rocks USA Swimming

Sex Abuse Scandal Rocks USA Swimming. Jancy Thompson is suing the governing body of U.S. competitive swimming and the California swim coach she says ...<View Full Story>
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KTRE.com: Coach, USA Swimming sued on sex abuse claims

California woman sued the governing body of U.S. competitive swimming and her former coach, claiming he sexually abused, humiliated and harassed her when she was a teenager training under his supervision. <View Full Story>

ABC: Sex Abuse Lawsuit Against USA Swimming

Critics call for new leadership after swimming sex abuse scandal.
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AP: California coach, USA Swimming sued over sex abuse

SAN JOSE, Calif. - The governing body of U.S. competitive swimming faces another lawsuit claiming it did not protect a young swimmer from being sexually abused by her coach. <View Full Story>

newser.com: Athlete Sues Coach, USA Swimming for Abuse

Swimmer: Sport's governing body didn't protect me <View Full Story>

Money Rocks - Fox Business - Attorney Bob Allard - USA Swimming Sex Abuse CaseMONEY ROCKS-Fox: Sex Abuse Rocks U.S. Swimming World

Attorney Robert Allard and swimmer Jancy Thompson on the abuse from her swim coach. < >

USA TODAY: Abuse allegations against USA coaches rock the swim world

USA Swimming, the organization that fields the Olympic swim team, has been hit with a firestorm of allegations that it has done little to prevent or punish coaches accused of sexually abusing underage female swimmers. <View Full Story>

San Jose Mercury News: E-mails show USA Swimming kept complaints about San Jose coach confidential

New internal documents unearthed as part of a major lawsuit against USA Swimming show the national organization's top officials received at least two abuse complaints about swim coach Andrew King before he was arrested years later in San Jose for molesting a young swimmer, but they failed to investigate the claims - and urged one of them be kept confidential. <View Full Story>

San Jose Mercury News: USA Swimming begins revamping policies to protect young athletes

Under mounting criticism for its handling of sex abuse allegations, top officials of USA Swimming met this week with child welfare experts to begin reviewing and expanding its policies to protect its athletes. <View Full Story>

Lane 9 News: USA Swimming Ignored Andy King Sexual Abuse Complaint According to E-mail Documentation

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado, June 28. OVER the weekend, the San Jose Mercury News disclosed documentation showing that USA Swimming elected to ignore a sexual abuse complaint against Andy King as early as 2003. King is a former coach of San Jose Aquatics who has been convicted and sentenced to prison for 40 years after molesting at least four girls during the course of 30 years. <View Full Story>

ESPN/AP: Report: Banned ex-director touted

A high-ranking USA Swimming official recommended former national team director Everett Uchiyama for a job, less than a year after Uchiyama was banned for life by the organization for having a sexual relationship with an underage swimmer, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. <View Full Story>

Everett Uchiyama Received Job Recommendation From USA Swimming Official Shortly After Being Dismissed For Abuse

A high-ranking USA Swimming official recommended former national team director Everett Uchiyama for a job, less than a year after Uchiyama was banned for life by the organization for having a sexual relationship with an underage swimmer, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. <View Full Story>

THE GAZETTE: Lawyers want USA Swimming banned list expanded

Attorneys of swimmers with lawsuits against USA Swimming say the Colorado Springs-based national governing body's list of banned coaches is missing many names, including a Woodland Park resident arrested on suspicion of possessing child pornography. <View Full Story>

AP: Alleged victim: Pleased Uchiyama's ban made public

A woman who accused former USA Swimming national team director Everett Uchiyama of sexual abuse told The Associated Press on Wednesday that officials need to do more than publicize his lifetime ban. <View Full Story>

USA TODAY: Alleged victim: Pleased Uchiyama's ban made public

A woman who accused former USA Swimming national team director Everett Uchiyama of sexual abuse revealed to The Associated Press on Wednesday details of an ordeal that began at age 14 and said that officials need to do more than publicize his lifetime ban.<View Full Story>

AP: Uchiyama no longer works at Colorado country club

Former USA Swimming national team director Everett Uchiyama no longer works for a Colorado club after his named turned up on a list of those under a lifetime ban from the national governing body. <View Full Story>

THE GAZETTE: Facing sex allegations, swimming coach resigns from Colorado club

The former national team director of USA Swimming resigned Wednesday as the director of aquatics at The Country Club of Colorado after Cheyenne Mountain Resort learned the Colorado Springs-based national governing body banned him for sexual misconduct.

EAST BAY EXPRESS: Former Berkeley Swim Coach Accepts Plea Agreement

Jesse Stovall, the former Berkeley-based BEAR Swimming coach who faced criminal charges for having sex with a 16-year-old swimmer at a swim meet in Florida, pleaded no contest to the accusations last Friday, according to court documents. <View Full Story>

NY Times: 2 Officials Say They Face Retaliation for Addressing Sexual Misconduct

Two veteran swimming officials have filed a complaint with the United States Olympic Committee, saying they are the victims of retaliation by USA Swimming for speaking out against what they characterize as a culture of sexual misconduct by coaches certified by the organization. <View Full Story>

Mercury News: Former official: Tougher policies needed to protect swimmers from abuse

Mike Saltzstein worked for years trying to get USA Swimming to adopt tougher policies to protect its athletes from abuse. But the former vice president of the sport's national governing body said it was the courage of a 14-year-old San Jose girl that inspired him to take his campaign public. <View Full Story>

ABC News-The Blotter

Alleged Sex Abuse Victims Call on USA Swimming to Work With Them to Protect Kids <View Full Story>

ABC NEWS - Teen Swimmer: My Swim Coach Molested Me

ABC's Brian Ross investigates. <View Video>

ABC NEWS - Sexual Misconduct in U.S. Swimming

Swim coaches have been banned over sexual misconduct with young girls. - <View Video>

ESPN - Sex abuse pervasive in USA Swimming

Youth swimming coaches, many certified by USA Swimming, the sport's national governing body, have been able to molest young swimmers and then move from town to town, escaping criminal charges. <Read More>

ESPN - USA Swimming Sex Abuse Case

Update on USA Swimming coaches sexually abusing swimmers - <View Video>

ABC NEWS - USA Swimming Exec Apologizes After ABC News Sex Abuse Investigation

Less than two days after an ABC News "20/20" investigation found USA Swimming coaches had molested, fondled and abused dozens of young swimmers, USA Swimming apologized in.. <Read More>

Victims' Lawyers Call USA Swimming's Plan to Fight Sex Abuse "Flawed" and "Vague"

Responding to a report yesterday that USA Swimming has unveiled a seven-point plan to address sex abuse by its swim coaches, three lawyers representing three alleged victims of abuse say that they're concerned the plan is "flawed because it does not meet sexual misconduct prevention criteria...." They also called the plan "vague," said it was thrown together "for public relations purposes," and "does not truly address the issue and does not prevent or minimize the risk of sexual misconduct and sexual abuse directed toward young female swimmers by USA Swimming swim coaches." <Read More>

San Jose Mercury News - USA Swimming pledges more safeguards in wake of sex abuse scandal

Under fire for its handling of sex abuse allegations and screening of coaches, USA Swimming, the national governing body of the sport, said it plans a series of steps to make swim clubs safer for its young athletes, possibly including an anonymous reporting system to encourage scared victims to come forward. <Read More>

San Jose Mercury News - San Jose teen swimmer talks about abuse by coach

The first time swim coach Andrew King slipped his hand under the girl's suit and touched her breast, the young swimmer felt numb. The second, third and fourth times he did it, one question burned in her mind: What will he do tomorrow? <Read More>

ABC News 7 - KGO-TV/DT San Francisco - Lawsuit alleges sexual abuse in youth swimming

The lawsuit alleges there is a culture in youth swimming that ignores widespread sexual abuse by coaches. <View Video>

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