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USA Swimming Sex Abuse

Santa Clarita Valley swim coach Jeremy Anderson

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Canyons Aquatic Club swim coach Jeremy Anderson may have died while in the custody of US Marshals in Costa Rica but for a number of his alleged sexual abuse victims, the long-term consequences of sexual abuse will live on forever. Learn more about how swimming organizations honored the coach and allowed him access to young kids.

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Stockton Swim Club sued following coach’s arrest for sex abuse

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The January 2019 arrest of Stockton Swim Club Coach Shunichi Fujishima has exposed yet another youth athletic organization that ignored its duty to protect the children in its care. Fujishima, 23, faces criminal charges that he had unlawful sexual intercourse with a 12-year-old girl he was coaching at the Stockton Swim Club. The club is…

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Stockton Swim Club Coach Arrested for Sex Crimes

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Stockton Swim Club coach Shunichi Fujishima, also known as Coach Shun, is facing child sexual abuse charges following his arrest for sexual penetration with force with a child under 14 years old, sending harmful material to a minor, oral copulation, and two counts of lewd and lascivious acts with a child.  Meanwhile, “investigators are looking…

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USA Swimming Sexual Abuse Resignations

20/20 Exposes USA Swimming Sexual Abuse

With reports that nearly 600 swimmers were sexually abused by more than 250 coaches & officials, USA Swimming announced the resignations of two key leaders. Attorney Robert Allard asked new USA Swimming President and CEO Tim Hinchey to terminate both Susan Woessner and Pat Hogan if he wanted to send a positive message to the swimming community that the organization was moving in a different direction in terms of protecting children from pedophile coaches. Hinchey is commended for taking the request seriously and ultimately forcing the resignations of these two individuals who were at the heart of the scandal which has rocked this great sport.

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USA Swimming Sex Abuse Scandal

Coaching Sex Abuse

An explosive report from the Orange County Register claims that a culture inside USA Swimming allowed the sexual abuse of 600 young swimmers by more than 250 coaches. Investigative reporter Scott Reid, longtime reporter of Olympic sports and one of the first to document sexual abuse inside USA Gymnastics, reports that “USA Swimming board members…

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Quicksilver Swim Coach Timothy Nguyen Arrested

San Jose Quicksilver swim club and USA Swimming-affiliated coach Timothy Nguyen is facing child sex abuse charges following his arrest for inappropriate sexual conduct with at least three victims and possibly more. Quicksilver was formed during the time that San Jose Aquatics faced a lawsuit for enabling child molester Andy King to sexually abuse at least one of his swimmers.

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Protect Your Child From Coaching Sex Abuse

Coaching Sex Abuse

The success of famous athletes such as Michael Phelps and Missy Franklin inspires children across the nation to start swim lessons. Learn how to protect your kids from coaches who abuse their relationships.

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USA Swimming Coach Joe Bernal Banned

Less than six months after being inducted into the American Swim Coaches Association (ASCA) Hall of Fame, legendary coach Joe Bernal has apparently been removed from the Hall of Fame for alleged inappropriate sexual misconduct. Bernal is also banned from USA Swimming. Bernal coached Olympic gold medalist swimmer David Berkoff. Berkoff later served on the USA…

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Coach Tim O’Brien Added to USA Swimming’s List of Banned Coaches

Coach Tim O’Brien Banned by USA Swimming On March 7, 2016, swimming coach Tim O’Brien—the 2015 USA Swimming Developmental Coach of the Year—was added to USA Swimming’s list of banned coaches. USA Swimming is the National Governing Body for the sport of swimming in the United States, and its member swim clubs train future American Olympians. The…

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Rick Curl Charged with Sex Abuse of Former Swimmer

Update: May 23, 2013 Rick Curl was sentenced to 7 years in prison for the sexual abuse of Kelley Davies Currin more than 30 years ago. Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Marielsa Bernard imposed a 15-year sentence, with all but seven years suspended. The Judge thought it was important to send a message that criminals…

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Michael Phelps’ NBAC Removes Coach Accused of Sexual Abuse

A former student of a high-level coach with ties to the North Baltimore Aquatic Club recently came forward with sexual abuse allegations against that coach. These allegations resulted in the coach’s resignation, the club taking unprecedented action, and USA Swimming seemingly taking steps to protect the coach. Here is Tim Joyce’s original story, removed twice by WBAL…

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Former Swim Coach Todd Sousa Pleads Not Guilty to Teen Sex

Todd Sousa has pleaded not guilty to charges of having sex with one of his 15-year-old swimming school students. He was arrested in August and accused of having sex with the girl about a month after he finished a prison sentence for sex with another 15-year-old swimming school student. Sousa was the former co-owner of…

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Rick Curl Banned from USA Swimming

Former Olympic Coach Rick Curl has been banned permanently from USA Swimming, apparently giving up his fight on the day of his National Board of Review hearing. Curl is now listed with some 60+ coaches on the USA Swimming list of banned coaches and individuals. Kelley Davies Currin came forward publicly earlier this year with…

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Mark Schubert Lawsuit Update

A wrongful termination lawsuit against former US Olympic coach Mark Schubert claims he repeatedly ignored and dismissed complaints of inappropriate behavior toward young female swimmers by a longtime Orange County swim coach. Schubert heads the Golden West Swim Club in Orange County. More from these news organizations: Former U.S. national swim coach Schubert faces lawsuit…

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USA Swimming Ignored Convicted Child Sex Abuser Coach Joe Weber

Coach Joe Weber Terminated In a case that symbolizes the dysfunction inside USA Swimming, it is being reported that “consultant” swim coach Joe Weber of the YMCA powerhouse team in Somerset Valley, New Jersey has been terminated after it was discovered that he spent 5 years in prison after pleading guilty to having oral sex…

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Journalists Report on Suspected USA Swimming Molestation Cover Up

Journalist Tim Joyce of WBAL Radio reported that USA Swimming, even after its self-lauded attempts to purge pedophile coaches through the Safe Sport program, continues to divert, delay, and obfuscate investigators. According to Joyce’s story, the “investigations” USA Swimming has conducted into the behavior of its coaches are hardly comprehensive. Joyce, in another article, questions whether…

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USA Swimming Continues to Face Coaching Molestation Scrutiny

While former Curl-Burke coaches Todd Rucker and Rick Curl await a decision from USA Swimming that would permanently ban them from coaching for their alleged sexual abuse of athletes, more USA Swimming coaches continue to violate their position of authority and allegedly molest young swimmers. Swim blogger Braden Keith reports that Stephen Steele from Florida…

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Swim Coach Rick Curl Faces Permanent Ban

The Washington Post is reporting today that swim coach Rick Curl of the Curl-Burke Swim Club faces a permanent ban following allegations that Curl molested a 13-year-old girl beginning in 1983. The former swimmer produced a settlement agreement, signed by Curl, in which Curl agreed to pay her $150,000 for remaining silent about being molested. The Washington…

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