Archive for May, 2012

‘Coming to a Theater Near You: The Football Concussion Crisis Documentaries’ (full text)

Published May 19th, 2012, Uncategorized

[originally published 5/15/12 at]   by Irvin Muchnick Ed. Note. Since submitting this article, Beyond Chron contributor Muchnick has exposed on his own blog that the Head Games film was underwritten by Chicago billionaire music and technology entrepreneur Steve Devick, and is a promotional vehicle for his King-Devick sideline concussion test, which is in […]

Cover Your Ass With Both Hands: USA Swimming Adds Disclaimer to List of Banned Coaches

Published May 18th, 2012, Uncategorized

USA Swimming, custodian of the country’s youth competitive swim clubs, in which 12,000 coaches supervise 300,000 kids, has again responded boldly … NOT! … to latest developments in its long-running sex abuse scandal. Here’s how the Colorado-based swimming arm of the U.S. Olympic Committee appears to have processed the news this week of two new […]

USA Swimming Families, Sponsors, Fans: End the Sex-Abuse Cover-Up

Published May 18th, 2012, Uncategorized

BREAKING: USA Swimming Youth Coach Sex Abuse Scandal Widens With New Cases in Tennessee and Pennsylvania Published May 17th, 2012 Arrests this week of coaches in Tennessee and Pennsylvania highlight the continuing culture of denial and cover-up of sex abuse at USA Swimming, the national Olympics movement’s Congressionally sanctioned supervisor of competitive youth swimming…. […]

Guest Column: ‘USA Swimming Is Putting a Bullseye on the Backs of Our Children’

Published May 18th, 2012, Uncategorized

by Jeff Renwick (The author of this guest column is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy. A combat-decorated naval aviator, Jeff Renwick is currently a captain for a major airline. His wife Cary, a graduate of the United States Military Academy [West Point], swam collegiately and represented the U.S. at the 1995 Military […]

EXCLUSIVE: USA Swimming’s Secret International List of Youth Swimming Figures With Abuse Allegations Who Are Not Officially Banned

Published May 17th, 2012, Uncategorized

In 2010, and in the wake of an investigation by ABC’s 20/20, International Swimming Hall of Famer David Berkoff painstakingly compiled a list of swimming coaches and other figures in the sport, throughout the world, who were accused of sex abuse and other misconduct. Berkoff included cites to the  publication of these allegations. During the […]