Archive for February, 2014

USA SWIMMING OPENS INVESTIGATION OF ALEX PUSSIELDI IN RESPONSE TO CONCUSSION INC. REPORTS

Published February 22nd, 2014, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick and Tim Joyce   USA Swimming this week opened an investigation of accused pedophile and secret and sex-videotaping coach Alex Pussieldi, a source in the organization’s Colorado Springs office has told Concussion Inc. The source also said USA Swimming’s action is in direct response to publication by these reporters of a redacted […]

USA Swimming CEO Wielgus Personally Informed in 2006 of Sex Abuse Complaints Against Tennessee Coach Chris Johnson – Who Would Be Arrested in 2012 and Is Still Not Banned

Published February 18th, 2014, Uncategorized

by Tim Joyce and Irvin Muchnick   In 2006, USA Swimming CEO Chuck Wielgus was told of an investigation of complaints of sexual misconduct against Chris Johnson, a coach in Tennessee. Despite this – and despite the well-publicized 2012 arrest of Johnson for sexual solicitation of a minor – Johnson still is not on swimming’s 100-strong […]

USA Swimming’s Alex Pussieldi and Dustin Perry Post-2010 Cover-Ups Expose ‘Safe Sport’ Program As a Fraud

Published February 16th, 2014, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   Holding our noses all the way, Tim Joyce and I have spent a couple of weeks exploring two never-drained eddies of the USA Swimming sexual abuse cesspool: criminally negligent cases involving coaches named Alex Pussieldi and Dustin Perry. The former is a prominent global figure in the sport. The latter is […]

USA Swimming Bans Greg Winslow; List Hits Triple Digits; Read Links to Concussion Inc.’s Year-Long Coverage

Published February 14th, 2014, Uncategorized

Greg Winslow today became banned coach No. 100 on the published USA Swimming list at http://www.usaswimming.org/ViewMiscArticle.aspx?TabId=1963&Alias=Rainbow&Lang=en&mid=10011&ItemId=5107. Winslow was the University of Utah coach who was pulled from the pool deck of the Pac-12 Swimming Championships outside Seattle a little less than a year ago — the morning after Concussion Inc. revealed that an Arizona State University […]

EXCLUSIVE: 2004-05 USA Swimming Investigation Also Opened Window on Coach Alex Pussieldi’s Videos of His Sex With Underage Boys, Sources Say

Published February 14th, 2014, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick and Tim Joyce   Concussion Inc. this week published a heavily redacted 2005 USA Swimming report excerpt revealing that a swimmer alleged that coach Alex Pussieldi had made secret bathroom videotapes of the swimmers living at his house. The report excerpt does not discuss another dimension of the Pussieldi story: According to […]