February

February 28, 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

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 […]
February 27, 2014

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

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 […]
February 27, 2014

Program Note

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February 27, 2014

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

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 […]
February 25, 2014

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

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 […]
February 24, 2014

We Forgot Swimming World Magazine — For Which Abusive USA Swimming Coach Alex Pussieldi Is Brazilian Correspondent

No comment from Swimming World yet, either.
February 24, 2014

Who’s Protecting Abusive USA Swimming Coach Alex Pussieldi? Take Your Pick

by Irvin Muchnick and Tim Joyce   In our last post on “the great Alex Pussieldi” – as SwimSwam.com called him last year when he announced […]
February 23, 2014

Abusive Coach Dustin Perry’s Name Pulled From Carson Tigersharks Website

This confirms what we reported earlier today: Perry is either suspended or dismissed, and he has been banned from Carson City municipal aquatic complex.
February 23, 2014

Continuing the Sick History of USA Swimming’s Decade-Long Alex Pussieldi Cover-Up in South Florida — Meet His Compadre Roberto Caragol

by Irvin Muchnick and Tim Joyce   Last night we reported that several days ago USA Swimming began a “review” of its 2005 file on Alex […]