Archive for September, 2014

Will Presumptive USA Swimming Board President Mary Jo Swalley Disclose Her Relationship With Suspended Dirty Old Man Coach Bill Jewell?

Published September 19th, 2014, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   We’ve introduced readers to Mary Jo Swalley, the long-time (and handsomely paid) Southern California bureaucrat who is poised to become the next president of the board of directors of USA Swimming. Like most things in this subculture, Swalley’s credentials are spectacularly unspectacular. In a video interview with Swimming World magazine, she […]

USA Swimming’s Prospective New Board President Mary Jo Swalley – And the ‘Mary Jo Swalley Rule’

Published September 17th, 2014, Uncategorized

(This posts corrects a mistake in the original version. Mary Jo Swalley was never a board member of United States Sports Insurance Corp. She did, however, participate in at least one USSIC board meeting in Mexico.)   by Irvin Muchnick   The beleaguered USA Swimming, which is warding off various serious federal investigations and sexual […]

And Now For a Word From Our USA Swimming Sponsors

Published September 16th, 2014, Uncategorized

Follow us on Twitter at @irvmuch.   Irvin Muchnick @irvmuch Radisson statement on Vikes’ sponsorship: . Does @Marriott, a @USA_Swimming sponsor, take child protection seriously? NFL sponsor Anheuser-Busch “disappointed & increasingly concerned” by DV. Where are @USA_Swimming sponsors on coach sex abuse and cover-up? Once again, here are all the @USA_Swimming sponsors who are (so far) silent […]

Sex Abuse Whistleblower Lawsuit Against Former USA Swimming National Team Coach Mark Shubert: Complete Links

Published September 16th, 2014, Uncategorized

Yesterday we broke the story of former Olympic swimming coach Mark Schubert’s failed motions to dismiss the whistleblower suit against him by a fired assistant, Dia Rianda, who also was a major USA Swimming financial donor. Rianda v. Schubert, whose defendants also include the Golden West Swim Club out of the community college aquatic complex in […]

Jury Trial Next in Sex Abuse Whistleblower Coach’s Lawsuit Against Former National Olympic Swim Team Coach Mark Schubert

Published September 15th, 2014, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick and Tim Joyce   A California Superior Court judge has set the stage for one of the things the USA Swimming establishment most fears: a jury trial in the lawsuit by philanthropist Dia Rianda, claiming unlawful dismissal from her job as an assistant to former Olympic head coach Mark Schubert. Rianda claims […]