Archive for September, 2013

JOYCE: Uchiyama Sex Abuse Cover-Up Will Be USA Swimming’s Most Explosive Scandal Yet

Published September 19th, 2013, Uncategorized

by Tim Joyce   “USA Swimming agrees that in consideration of the promises and commitments made by Uchiyama it will not move forward with any further investigation into the allegations set forth …” — from the January 27, 2006,  agreement between USA Swimming executive director Chuck Wielgus and national coach Everett Uchiyama that resulted in […]

Concussion Inc. Welcomes New Twitter Follower — USA Swim Safe Sport

Published September 17th, 2013, Uncategorized

We are happy to report that USA Swim Safe Sport (@SwimSafeSport) began following us on Twitter this morning. Does this mean that USA Swimming safe sport director Susan Woessner and public relations director Karen Linhart — and maybe even CEO Chuck Wielgus himself — will start responding to our inquiries as part of their $200,000 […]

Everett Uchiyama Cover-Up Exposes Hypocrisy and Insincerity of USA Swimming Chief Wielgus on Sex Abuse Issue

Published September 17th, 2013, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick and Tim Joyce   “[O]ur advocacy for victims is perhaps best reflected in the 39 names that have been added to our ‘suspended for life’ list in the past three years.” — USA Swimming chief executive Chuck Wielgus in his “State of the Sport” speech at Saturday’s convention As Congressman George Miller continues […]

USA Swimming’s Coach-Athlete Sex Ban: Too Little, Too Late?

Published September 16th, 2013, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick and Tim Joyce   At the weekend Aquatic Sports Convention, the USA Swimming House of Delegates did pass a new ban on sexual relationships between coaches and athletes of all ages. We had reported the showdown over this vote and noted that the delegates were being asked to reverse their longstanding opposition […]

Washington Post Editorial: ‘Guarding young swimmers from sexual abuse’

Published September 13th, 2013, Uncategorized   “USA Swimming’s record doesn’t engender confidence, but the group’s efforts hopefully reflect a new seriousness of purpose in tackling this pernicious problem. Congress, meanwhile, should pursue its own review, something that a group that says it has nothing to hide should welcome.”