Muchnick Publishes ‘PENN STATE IN THE POOL’ – Examines Continued USA Swimming Youth Coach Sex Abuse

Published April 16th, 2012, Uncategorized

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APRIL 16, 2012 – Author Irvin Muchnick has released the ebook PENN STATE IN THE POOL: The Cover-Up of the USA Swimming Youth Coach Sex Abuse Scandal. The 4,000-word book, with facsimile reproductions of primary-source documents from civil lawsuits against the U.S. Olympic Committee’s governing body for competitive youth swimming, follows the story of widespread sexual misconduct by coaches, which was first reported in 2010 by ABC’s 20/20.

The Muchnick ebook raises serious questions about whether Chuck Wielgus,the executive director of USA Swimming, has made good-faith reforms of USA Swimming procedures, and whether he has been truthful in public statements about the scandal – including sworn statements, under penalty of perjury, to courts adjudicating claims of victims.

With 300,000 member swimmers and 12,000 coaches, Colorado-based USA Swimming is a $20-million-a-year enterprise whose sponsors include ConocoPhillips, Mutual of Omaha, AT&T, Marriott, and Speedo.

The book is being published the day before hearings by the California State Assembly’s Public Safety Committee on proposed legislation to expand statutes of limitations in child sex abuse cases and widen the scope of reporting requirements by private entities using public facilities. For further background, see Irvin Muchnick’s website, http://concussioninc.net.

PENN STATE IN THE POOL: The Cover-Up of the USA Swimming Youth Coach Sex Abuse Scandal, is available for $1.49 on Amazon Kindle at http://amzn.to/JoS53m. Readers without a Kindle device or a Kindle app on other devices can order a plain PDF copy of the ebook by sending $1.49 via PayPal to paypal@muchnick.net.

NOTE TO PURCHASERS OF THE KINDLE VERSION: In the initial upload to Amazon Kindle, the 14 pages of facsimiles of primary-source documents inside the book reproduced with poor resolution. That technical problem is being corrected. In the meantime, Kindle purchasers can request improved reproductions of those images via email by submitting their receipts to info@muchnick.net.