Archive for April, 2015

John Gerdy Has One Record Stephen Curry Will Never Top: Sports Sanity Advocacy

Published April 24th, 2015, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   Before there was Stephen Curry – the brilliant Golden State Warrior who added to his legend in an historic National Basketball Association playoff performance in New Orleans last night – there was John Gerdy. It was Gerdy whose career scoring record Curry broke at Davidson College in North Carolina. The son of […]

Instead of Partnering With the White House on Anti-Abuse PR, USA Swimming Needs to Find and Support Its Own Legacy Victims – And End the Local Practice of Victim-Shaming

Published April 23rd, 2015, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   The Centers for Disease Control accepts unprecedented private funding from the National Football League for its watered-down “concussion education initiative.” Figures like Congresswoman Linda Sanchez share the stage with WWE for public service announcements about how bullying is bad. (What, you expected WWE to say bullying is good?) So no one […]

Dani Bostick: How I Came to Name My Swim Coach Molester – And What Happened After That

Published April 22nd, 2015, Uncategorized

(Last week we introduced you to Dani Bostick, a USA Swimming abuse survivor whose trauma coincided with Rick Curl’s abuse of another swimmer, Kelley Davies. Dani came forward as a result of the Curl revelations, which had been suppressed for decades. In this guest column for Concussion Inc., Dani goes on to talk about how […]

Rowdy Gaines, ‘Swimming’s Greatest Ambassador,’ Needs to Explain His and USA Swimming’s Association With the Criminal, Fly-by-Night ‘National Swimming Center Corporation’

Published April 21st, 2015, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   Yesterday we reported that long-time swimming insider Brandon Drawz is out as executive director of the SwimMAC club in North Carolina. No one else has reported this, and SwimMAC boss David Marsh won’t confirm it. Our information comes from well-placed swimming sources in both North Carolina and Colorado Springs, home of […]

Sources: Shady USA Swimming Board Figure Brandon Drawz Fired at Prominent North Carolina Program

Published April 20th, 2015, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   Former long-time USA Swimming board member Brandon Drawz, who last year ran unsuccessfully for the presidency of the organization, has been fired as executive director of the prestigious SwimMAC Carolina in Charlotte, sources there have told Concussion Inc. In 2007, MAC was named American swimming’s first so-called “center of excellence” — […]