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February 20, 2018

Major Media Outlets’ Tardy Investigations of USA Swimming Abuse and Cover-Up Are Welcome — Also Must Be Taken With a Silo of Sodium Chloride

by Irvin Muchnick   Obviously, it is a good thing that the pack journalists of the corporate media are piling on to the newly fashionable scrutiny […]
February 21, 2018

Concussion Inc. Tells Court ‘Further Delaying Tactics’ in California Public Records Act Case For Documents in 2014 Death of Cal Football Player Ted Agu ‘Are Unacceptable’

by Irvin Muchnick   After months of meeting and conferring, my attorney Roy Gordet and lawyers for the respondent University of California Board of Regents are […]
February 21, 2018

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.

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 […]
February 21, 2018

‘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

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 […]
February 22, 2018

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

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 […]
February 22, 2018

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

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 […]
February 22, 2018

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

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 […]
February 22, 2018

Pat Hogan, USA Swimming’s Club Development Director, Resigns Along with Safe Sport Director Woessner — Most Infamous For Helping a Secretly Banned Olympic Coach Get a New Job at the Nearby Country Club Aquatics Center

by Irvin Muchnick   Thursday was, as they say, a good day’s work. First, USA Swimming’s director of Safe Sport, Susan Woessner, resigned while admitting that […]
February 23, 2018

There’s Work to Be Done by the House Energy and Commerce Committee in Investigating USA Swimming Abuse and Cover-Up — And the Committee Says It’s On It

by Irvin Muchnick   We have this much clarity regarding the state of things at USA Swimming: it’s wild. Yesterday both Safe Sport director Susan Woessner and […]