Archive for December, 2013

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

Published December 15th, 2013, Uncategorized

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 — after one of the sport’s most notorious child rapists. Concussion Inc. and Portland’s Oregonian reported that the name change was just recently made. USA Swimming told the newspaper that […]

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

Published December 13th, 2013, Uncategorized

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 Junior International swim meet in Beaverton — which for the previous 14 years was named for one of the sport’s most despicable, and despicably covered up, child rapists. The […]

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

Published December 12th, 2013, Uncategorized

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 Swimming club operating out of the Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District in Beaverton, Oregon, and sponsored by Nike, holds its 15th annual Paul Bergen Junior International Championships. Or, […]

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)

Published December 12th, 2013, Uncategorized

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: ‘Tualatin Hills Swim Club removes Paul Bergen’s name from meet following abuse allegations’ Published December 13th, 2013 ***** Video of 2008 Paul Bergen Interview — He of the Paul […]

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

Published December 12th, 2013, Uncategorized

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 us of his encounters with Oregon coach Paul Bergen, unrefuted accused child rapist of Olympic gold medalist Deena Deardurff Schmidt and others. Bergen’s son’s club, out of the Tualatin […]