USA Swimming is—once again—being taken to task for its role in failing to prevent and even covering up sexual abuse within the sport. Sexual abuse in swimming was the subject of a 20/20 investigation in 2010, a devastating Outside magazine piece in 2014, then an Orange County Register investigation last month. As was…
USA Swimming Safe Sport Director Susan Woessner announced her resignation today, citing an instance when she kissed former Olympic swim coach Sean Hutchison in 2007. Woessner led Safe Sport, the program tasked with investigating and addressing potential sexual and physical misconduct in the sport. Earlier this month,…
For a period of decades, USA Swimming fostered a “culture of sexual abuse” and ignored or covered up hundreds of cases of underage swimmers being sexually abused, according to a report by the Orange County Register. From the report:
Former Olympic swimmer Ariana Kukors published an essay on her personal website today detailing what she calls her “extensive, abusive, and incredibly manipulative relationship” with her ex-coach, Sean Hutchison. Investigators with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security searched Hutchison’s home earlier this week…
The Washington Post has a report out today detailing how failures to address the sexual abuse of children and young women go far beyond USA Gymnastics. And it includes some pretty big numbers on how many reports of possible sexual misconduct are lodged from many of these sports each year.
Ryan Lochte has been dropped by four of his sponsors following his lie about a robbery in Rio that sparked a brief international incident implicating three of his teammates.
American swimmers Ryan Lochte, Gunnar Bentz, James Feigen, and Jack Conger peed on the Barra da Tijuca gas station in defiance after being told to use the bathroom, according to the gas station owner who spoke with O Globo.
Michael Phelps's comeback, with an eye on the 2016 Olympics, will be a little more difficult. After his DUI arrest last week, Phelps is now suspended from competition for six months.
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