Archive for October, 2014

Indiana University Researcher Responds – Not At All Adequately – To Our Story on the Grant From Chuck Wielgus of USA Swimming Via the American Swimming Coaches Association

Published October 15th, 2014, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   Joel Stager, director of Indiana University’s Counsilman Center for the Science of Swimming, has responded to our story earlier today, “Questions Surround $23,000 Grant to American Swimming Coaches Association From USA Swimming’s Wielgus,” https://concussioninc.net/?p=9535. Stager’s email to me began, “No big deal.” I don’t agree, and I don’t think objective readers will, […]

Questions Surround $23,000 Grant to American Swimming Coaches Association From USA Swimming’s Wielgus

Published October 15th, 2014, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   Last week we showed you the fawning and thoroughly embarrassing tribute to USA Swimming executive director Chuck Wielgus in a special edition of the magazine of the American Swimming Coaches Association. This came on the heels of the campaign by many of the sport’s victims of coach sexual abuse, which forced […]

Swimming World Magazine Checks Out (False) Rumor That FBI Raided USA Swimming Offices

Published October 14th, 2014, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   The publisher of Swimming World magazine has confirmed that he recently called USA Swimming to check on a tip that the Federal Bureau of Investigation raided swimming’s Colorado Springs headquarters last Tuesday, October 7. Let’s be clear that this was a wild rumor. There has been no FBI raid. Concussion Inc., […]

Bum of the Month Club: While It Holds Its Breath on Next Moves From Congress and FBI, USA Swimming Makes Georgia Coach No. 108 on Banned List

Published October 13th, 2014, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   The real news in swimming is what no one except Concussion Inc. is talking about: the next giant tong shoes that are about to drop on the deck of the USA Swimming sexual abuse scandals, in the form of new documents upping the ante on ongoing federal investigations. Meanwhile, the bookkeeping […]

Newly Unredacted Fort Lauderdale Document on Alex Pussieldi Adds to Evidence of Cover-Up By City, Club, USA Swimming

Published October 10th, 2014, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   Yesterday a Florida judge concluded my state public records lawsuit against the City of Fort Lauderdale by ordering the reversal of two redactions in previously released documents. One of those redactions – a couple of lines in an email by Stu Marvin, manager of the Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Complex at the […]