February

February 28, 2013

Utah Says Allegations Against Swim Coach Greg Winslow Caught It By Surprise. Former Swimmer Argues — Very Plausibly — That There’s a Cover-Up

by Irvin Muchnick and Tim Joyce   Former University of Utah swimmer Austin Fiascone came forward today to forcefully refute the university’s statement that the impending […]
February 28, 2013

Salt Lake Tribune on Swim Coach Greg Winslow’s Suspension in Anticipation of Sex Offense Charges

http://m.sltrib.com/sltrib/mobile3/55922446-219/coach-allegations-winslow-utah.html.csp
February 28, 2013

USA Swimming’s Jill Chasson: I Would Recuse Myself From National Board of Review Hearing on Greg Winslow

In response to an inquiry by our Tim Joyce, Jill Chasson, chair of USA Swimming’s National Board of Review, said, “I can confirm that I would […]
February 28, 2013

BULLETIN: Utah Suspends Swim Coach Greg Winslow Pending Sex Abuse Investigation

As Swimming World reports, this development has rocked the Pac-12 championship meet in Federal Way, Washington. http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/lane9/news/College/33592.asp?q=Utah%27s-Greg-Winslow-Suspended-Pending-Investigation-Into-Sexual-Abuse
February 28, 2013

EXCLUSIVE: Greg Winslow, University of Utah Coach With Deep Roots in Elite Swimming, Faces Charges of Sexually Abusing Underage Girl at Arizona State Club Program

by Tim Joyce and Irvin Muchnick   Concussion Inc. has learned that University of Utah head swimming coach Greg Winslow is named as USA Swimming’s latest […]
February 27, 2013

San Diego Union Tribune Joins the Journalism Hall of Shame of Swimming Scandal Coverage

Here’s what the major newspaper in San Diego pulled off the wire services on con man youth swim coach James Pantera: “• A San Diego swim coach […]
February 27, 2013

Further From the Maryland Health Department in Response to Our Coverage of Late, Incomplete, Inaccurate Incident Report on Baltimore Swimmer’s Death

Karen Black, spokesperson for Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene Joshua Sharfstein and environmental health bureau director Clifford Mitchell: “Unfortunately, some unexpected pressing public health issues […]
February 27, 2013

Further On the Con Man Swim Coach in San Diego — From a Parent on the Ground There

Readers with additional tips are invited to send them to tips@muchnick.net.   I have kids who swim for San Diego-Imperial LSC [local swimming committee] and on […]
February 26, 2013

San Diego School District: Con Man Swim Coach James Pantera ‘Will Not Be Hired’

San Diego Unified School District spokesman Jack Brandais just provided this new statement: “Mr. Pantera has not met the requirements under the Education Code for employment […]