February

February 26, 2013

Better Late Than Never: Swimming World Magazine Acknowledges Story of Con Man Coach in San Diego

http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/lane9/news/USA/33570.asp?q=Former-USA-Swimming-VP-Files-Complaint,-Background-of-Coach-Questioned Meanwhile swimswam.com, which has done better than most captive aquatics industry sites on sexual abuse stories, still doesn’t seem to have found its sea legs […]
February 26, 2013

Go on Twitter, Demand San Diego School District Give a Straight Answer on the Hire of Con Man Swim Coach James Pantera — And Fire Him

San Diego Unified School District is @sdschools Also spread the story to these news outlets: San Diego City & Press — @SanDiegoCP Voice of San Diego […]
February 26, 2013

Dear San Diego Board of Education: Correct the School District’s Inaccurate Account of the Hire of Con Man Swim Coach James Pantera

Following is the text of an email sent to the members of the San Diego Unified School District Board of Education: Scott Barnett, Richard Barrera, Kevin […]
February 26, 2013

San Diego School District Lied — Serra High School Website Still Lists Con Man James Pantera As Swim Coach

According to a San Diego Unified School District spokesman, con man James Pantera is not the head swimming coach at Serra High School. He merely was […]
February 26, 2013

Con Man James Pantera: Current Head Swim Coach / Applicant to Be Assistant Swim Coach at San Diego’s Sierra High

This morning’s statement by the San Diego Unified School District conflicts with the representation made by federal felon and long-time con man James Pantera on his […]
February 26, 2013

Statement From San Diego Unified School District on Con Man Swim Coach James Pantera

“James Pantera has applied to be an assistant swim coach with Serra High School. His application is pending, as we await results of background checks and […]
February 26, 2013

Maryland Health Secretary Sharfstein: Statement Coming About Baltimore Aquatic Center Report on Swimmer Louis Lowenthal’s Drowning Death

Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, Maryland’s secretary of health, emailed me last night to say that the Department of Health & Mental Hygiene would be issuing a statement […]
February 25, 2013

AP With a Longer One on USA Swimming’s Con Man Coach in San Diego

http://espn.go.com/olympics/swimming/story/_/id/8989014/former-usa-swimming-vp-complains-screening-procedures USA Swimming’s yada yada yada: “As part of USA Swimming’s partnership with our membership, we strongly encourage anyone with information about a possible Code of […]
February 25, 2013

San Diego School District Has to Answer, Too, For Curriculum Vitae of Con Man Serra High School Swim Coach James Pantera

While the pathetic USA Swimming “safe sport” machinery takes some more shots, all fully deserved, for newly credentialed San Diego club coach James Pantera, a convicted […]