Archive for February, 2014

EXCLUSIVE: USA Swimming’s Safe Sport Director and Assistant Failed to Act on 2012-13 Complaints About Abusive Coach Alex Pussieldi From a Florida Parent Volunteer

Published February 28th, 2014, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick and Tim Joyce   For the last three weeks, Concussion Inc. has been reporting on Alex Pussieldi, the Brazilian coach who built a swimming empire in South Florida, largely based on imported foreign swimmers – many of whom he housed – before mysteriously “retiring” last year. See complete links at The […]

Guest Column: A Swim Coach Rape Victim’s Mother Calls Out Her Local YMCA

Published February 27th, 2014, Uncategorized

The following, reprinted with permission, is the text of a letter to the board of directors of a local YMCA. We have removed names and other identifying features.   In 2011 I reported to the YMCA directors that our daughter had been sexually molested and raped by her swim coach there.  She was barely 13 […]

Program Note

Published February 27th, 2014, Uncategorized

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New Club, Azura Aquatics, Carries on Alex Pussieldi’s High-Powered Multinational Model in South Florida

Published February 27th, 2014, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick and Tim Joyce   We’ve been reporting extensively on Alex Pussieldi, the nonpareil mystery man of multicultural, multinational swimming prowess — and of USA Swimming sex abuse cover-up. Most recently, the website of Pussieldi’s club, the Davie Nadadores, has gone dark, just weeks after it touted his second consecutive “Coach of Excellence” […]

Update on Our Investigation of USA Swimming’s Alex Pussieldi Cover-Up

Published February 25th, 2014, Uncategorized

Sources at USA Swimming confirm that Nancy Fisher, a private investigator who formerly was a Federal Bureau of Investigation agent, is making inquiries as part of a re-opened file on Alex Pussieldi in connection with the 2004 complaint against him, which was dismissed at the time. Laura Voet, the manager of the Fort Lauderdale Aquatic […]