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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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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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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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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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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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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A Commitment to Enact Child Molestation Laws Favorable to Victims California Assemblyman Jim Beall is announcing proposed legislation that would strengthen California’s child molestation laws. The legislation was introduced with input from child molestation victims’ rights attorney Robert Allard and victims of USA Swimming coaching molestation. If passed, Assembly Bill 1628 would outlaw confidential settlements…

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More than one year after molestation victim attorney Robert Allard brought forth legal claims against USA Swimming and exposed the problem of child molestation in its coaching ranks, the US Olympic Committee (USOC) is finally following through on its recommendation to standardize child molestation policies among its National Governing Bodies. The U.S. Olympic Committee has…

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