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March 3, 2018

Yes, the George Gibney Story Is About Justice at Long Last For His Many Victims. But It’s Also About Accountability For the American Government and Swimming Establishment.

by Irvin Muchnick As noted in the previous post, the long and comprehensive George Gibney article by Johnny Watterson is now up at the Irish Times. I […]
March 6, 2018

Sarah Ehekircher, Long-Time Coach, Tells of Her Youth Grooming and Abuse by Scott MacFarland, Her ‘Revictimization’ by USA Swimming’s 2010 Investigation, and Her Sexual Harassment by American Swimming Coaches Association Boss John Leonard

by Irvin Muchnick   A swimmer and coach in Colorado has given Concussion Inc. an extensive and documented account of her alleged grooming and abuse by […]
March 6, 2018

Muchnick in Outside Magazine: ‘It’s Time to Fix Sports’ Sexual-Abuse Culture — for Good’

I’ve been covering sexual-abuse scandals in swimming for the past seven years, and you could have knocked me off a diving board when the sentencing of […]
March 7, 2018

Sarah Ehekircher Describes the American Swimming Coaches Association’s John Leonard As the Boss From Hell — And a Creep and Sex Harasser to Boot

by Irvin Muchnick   Yesterday we introduced Sarah Ehekircher’s story of sexual harassment and abuse in swimming: her account of living and having sex with her […]
March 7, 2018

ASCA Boss John Leonard ‘Categorically Denies’ Sarah Ehekircher’s Sexual Harassment Allegations; Captive Swimming Industry Publication’s Article Also Smears Ehekircher and Concussion Inc.

PREVIOUSLY: “Sarah, Ehekircher, Long-Time Coach, Tells of Her Youth Grooming and Abuse by Scott MacFarland, Her ‘Revictimization’ by USA Swimming’s 2010 Investigation, and Her Sexual Harassment […]
March 7, 2018

What Sarah Ehekircher Says ASCA’s John Leonard Told Her About His Military Career — And What Leonard Said About It in a 2012 Deposition

“Throughout the months when we spent time together, he told strange, dark anecdotes of his exploits in Vietnam. He said he’d been a sniper with over […]
March 7, 2018

A Very Nice Note by Good-Guy Swim Coach Chris DeSantis

Chris DeSantis, one of the swimming coaches who gets it, put up the piece linked below prior to interviewing me for his podcast. The forum was […]
March 8, 2018

USA Swimming Chief Chuck Wielgus’s Email Response to Hearing of Sarah Ehekircher’s Grooming and Abuse by Coach Scott MacFarland: ‘My Gosh … I Am Copying Our Legal Counsel …’

Here is the full text of an April 22, 2010, email exchange between Sara Ehekircher and the late Chuck Wielgus, executive director of USA Swimming.   […]
March 8, 2018

Podcast Interview With Chris DeSantis Is Up

“The Journalist Who Took On Swimming” is what the generous Coach DeSantis titles it: http://chrisdcoach.com/podcasts/2018/3/8/g3iq7r0z3zgp4lfpo6keun9117zp2y