Archive for March, 2013

Ex-Utah Swimmer, Now at Purdue, Adds to Evidence of Athletic Director Chris Hill’s Laissez-Faire Attitude Toward Greg Winslow’s Extreme Creepiness

Published March 27th, 2013, Uncategorized

Utah swimming parent activist Matt Fiascone has forwarded to university president David Pershing, National Collegiate Athletic Association president Mark Emmert, Concussion Inc., and others an open letter to athletic director Chris Hill from yet another of swim coach Greg Winslow’s abused athletes: Sarah Boylen, who now swims at Purdue University. We are reproducing Boylen’s letter […]

Schubert-Jewell Whistleblower Dia Rianda’s Attorney Demands Apology From Golden West College President

Published March 26th, 2013, Uncategorized

Dia Rianda, the USA Swimming philanthropist who last year sued former Olympic coach Mark Schubert and his Golden West Swim Club after Schubert fired her there, wants the president of Golden West College, Wes Bryan, to retract statements about its private investigator’s report on misconduct allegations against Schubert and his now-departed associate, Bill Jewell. Concussion […]

Louis Lowenthal Death: Maryland Health Department Says Meadowbook Aquatic Center Regulation Is Delegated to Baltimore Health Department

Published March 26th, 2013, Uncategorized

We continue coverage of the October 2012 drowning death of 14-year-old North Baltimore Aquatic Club swimmer Louis Lowenthal. The youngster was pulled brain-dead from the outdoor pool at Meadowbrook Aquatic Center. He went unnoticed for some time, possibly as long as 20 minutes. By law, Meadowbrook was required to file an incident report with the […]

R.I.P., Anthony Lewis

Published March 25th, 2013, Uncategorized

I once wrote to The New York Times‘ Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and columnist, Anthony Lewis, author of the classic book on the Supreme Court, Gideon’s Trumpet, who died yesterday at 85. My letter parodied Lewis’s propensity for overusing colons. “I am delighted,” Lewis wrote back, adding that he would heed my mockery (which, I should add, was embedded […]

Utah Continues to Beat Up the Script of Its ‘Independent’ Probe of Greg Winslow Mess — Third Investigator Added, With Report Going to Board of Trustees

Published March 25th, 2013, Uncategorized

The University of Utah is still clearing its throat in the now month-old scandal of abusive swim coach Greg Winslow, and how complaints about him to athletic director Chris Hill got ignored. “President David Pershing announced today that the independent review examining allegations made against the University of Utah’s swimming and diving program has commenced,” […]