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Susan Woessner Resigns as USA Swimming’s Safe Sport Director After Being Called Out For Her Relationship With Sean Hutchison — A Coach She Then Investigated

Published February 22nd, 2018, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   Susan Woessner, the founding director of USA Swimming’s Safe Sport department, resigned today after her boss — the organization’s CEO, Tim Hinchey — was confronted with information that she had been compromised prior to the 2010-11 investigation of the relationship of coach Sean Hutchison with his swimmer Ariana Kukors. This month […]

Remembering and Honoring Sarah Burt Means Forcing Congressional Action Above and Beyond the Safe Sport Act of 2018

Published February 22nd, 2018, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   Earlier today we posted an item about the excellent Chris DeSantis open letter to USA Swimming, and accompanying petition. After linking to the recent first-person account of a victim’s, Ariana Kukors’, grooming and abuse at the hands of her coach, Sean Hutchison, the DeSantis letter notes: “There are many more. Sarah […]

Read the Powerful Open Letter to the USA Swimming Board of Directors by Coach Chris DeSantis — And Sign the Petition

Published February 22nd, 2018, Uncategorized

Dear Members of the USA Swimming Board, The time for secrets is over. In the past days and weeks, greater and greater media attention has come to our sport, as journalists have begun to peel away at the veil of secrecy that has existed in USA Swimming and the USOC at the highest level.   So begins […]

‘I Don’t See a Newsworthy Reason to Rehash the Previous Problems’ at USA Swimming — What the Editor of the Omaha World-Herald Told Me in 2012

Published February 21st, 2018, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   Before heading to Omaha to report from the Olympic Swimming Trials in 2012, I corresponded with reporters and editors at the Omaha World-Herald. Omaha was and is a swimming company town that has hosted multiple Olympic trials meets. A major corporate sponsor of USA Swimming was Mutual of Omaha, the insurance […]

Meet the Fabulous Woessner Sisters of USA Swimming Corporate Headquarters. Susan Woessner Is the Director of Safe Sport. Geri Woessner Is the Business Development Manager.

Published February 21st, 2018, Uncategorized

And both starred in the SwimBiz marketing conference. See the two articles below, from our archives.   Dear Woessner Sisters of USA Swimming’s Bloated and Overpaid Executive Staff: How Much Do You Get Paid for Jobs Like These? Published February 25th, 2013 Susan Woessner is the “director of safe sport” for USA Swimming. She was […]