December

December 16, 2013

Memo to Congressional Investigators: Subpoena Oregon State University’s Husband-and-Wife Swim Coach Team — Pals of Defrocked Olympic Coach Mark Schubert

by Irvin Muchnick and Tim Joyce   For months we’ve been trying to get a word out of Oregon State University swimming coach Larry Liebowitz, or […]
December 15, 2013

Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District Also Must Answer for 2010-2012 Name of Paul Bergen Swim Meet

The Tualatin Hills Swim Club today concludes its Thunderbolt Junior International Championships, which for the previous 14 years was officially called the Paul Bergen meet — […]
December 13, 2013

Portland’s Oregonian: ‘Tualatin Hills Swim Club removes Paul Bergen’s name from meet following abuse allegations’

by Irvin Muchnick and Tim Joyce   The Oregonian, the state’s biggest newspaper, has picked up Concussion Inc.’s story of the rebranding of the Paul Bergen […]
December 12, 2013

Video of 2008 Paul Bergen Interview — He of the Paul Bergen-NOT Oregon Meet This Weekend, While Congress Investigates USA Swimming Coach Sex Abuse and Cover-Up

Now for an archival curiosity: a five-year-old interview of Paul Bergen — ID’d child rapist of Olympic gold medalist Deena Deardurff Schmidt. This weekend the USA […]
December 12, 2013

Links to Concussion Inc.’s Coverage of Rapist Swim Coach Paul Bergen and the Not-Paul Bergen Meet This Weekend in Oregon (in reverse chronological order)

Another Paul Bergen Victim Speaks: Filling in the Spaces in the Career of the Rapist Hall of Fame Coach Published December 17th, 2013 ***** Portland’s Oregonian: […]
December 12, 2013

Remembering Paul Bergen, the Rapist Master of Tualatin Hills (For Whom the Thunderbolt Junior International Swim Meet Is Most Definitely NOT Named)

by Irvin Muchnick and Tim Joyce   As reported back in July, the former editor of U.S. Masters Swimming’s magazines Swim and Swimmer, Bill Volckening, told […]
December 10, 2013

Under Mounting Pressure, USA Swimming Tries to Explain Oregon’s 15th Annual ‘Ex’-Paul Bergen Junior International Championships

by Irvin Muchnick and Tim Joyce   USA Swimming has chosen one of its favorite captive swimming news vehicles, SwimSwam.com, to address public curiosity over the […]
December 7, 2013

Philadelphia Inquirer: Extreme Hazing Incident Might Have Precipitated Dick Shoulberg Ouster at Germantown Academy

by Irvin Muchnick   I interrupt our coverage of the next weekend’s swim meet in Oregon honoring rapist Paul Bergen in order to follow up on […]
December 6, 2013

Chronological Links to Concussion Inc.’s Coverage of Rapist Hall of Fame Youth Swim Coach Paul Bergen

EXCLUSIVE: USA Swimming’s Secret International List of Youth Swimming Figures With Abuse Allegations Who Are Not Officially Banned Published May 17th, 2012 ***** A Few Words […]