Archive for December, 2013

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

Published December 10th, 2013, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick and Tim Joyce   USA Swimming has chosen one of its favorite captive swimming news vehicles,, to address public curiosity over the bizarre rebranding of this coming weekend’s big meet in Beaverton, Oregon — known for the last 14 years as the “Paul Bergen Junior International Championships” and now, suddenly, as […]

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

Published December 7th, 2013, Uncategorized

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 the story of the departure of Germantown Academy swim coach Dick Shoulberg, a universally regarded good guy. The Philadelphia Inquirer has more details on a long-term hazing episode there, […]

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

Published December 6th, 2013, Uncategorized

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 About ID’ing Sex-Abusing Swimming Coaches Published October 4th, 2012 ***** USA Swimming Sex Abuse Scandal Flashback: Muchnick’s Pre-Olympics Story — Killed by Yahoo Sports, Picked Up by MomsTeam Published […]

Oregon’s Paul Bergen Swim Meet, Named For a Hall of Fame Rapist Coach, Is a Week Out. Will the Consciences of Congress and the Public Be Stirred?

Published December 6th, 2013, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick and Tim Joyce     One week from today is the first splash of the 15th edition of an annual swim meet called the Paul Bergen Junior Invitational Championships in Beaverton, Oregon, just west of Portland, out of the aquatic center of the Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District. The hosting club, […]

Revered Coach Shoulberg Out at Germantown Academy; Authored Critical Memo Comparing USA Swimming to Catholic Church

Published December 5th, 2013, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick and Tim Joyce   The 15th annual Paul Bergen Junior Invitational Championships in Portland — named for one of swimming’s most horrid Hall of Fame rapists; sponsored by Nike; and taking place in the district of a representative who serves on the House Committee on Education and the Workforce along with Congressman […]