Archive for February, 2016

Named Assailant in Germantown Academy Swim Abuse Lawsuit Is Part of Coach Dick Shoulberg’s Historical Pipeline to Gregg Troy at the University of Florida

Published February 24th, 2016, Uncategorized

Complete headline links to our Shoulberg series are at   by Irvin Muchnick   In the “John Doe” lawsuit against Dick Shoulberg’s Germantown Academy swimming program, claiming widespread and heinous abuse, John Doe’s juvenile assailant is named. He pleaded out to criminal charges and was handed a temporary suspension from USA Swimming. The complaint […]

In Deposition, Dick Shoulberg — Germantown Academy’s Hypocrite Deluxe — Said Never Discussed Abuse Issue With David Berkoff, Never Looked at USA Swimming Banned List

Published February 23rd, 2016, Uncategorized

Complete headline links to our Shoulberg series are at   by Irvin Muchnick     The public has no idea how many national and global swimming sexual abuse dots get connected by the new lawsuit against the the iconic Dick Shoulberg’s out-of-control program at the Philadelphia area’s Germantown Academy. Abuse by proxy? Check. Both […]

Who Killed Fran Crippen? Death of Dick Shoulberg Swimmer Not Coach’s Fault — But It Is Another Indictment of Organized Swimming Leadership’s Moral Bankruptcy

Published February 22nd, 2016, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   We’ve begun breaking angles of the story behind the lawsuit at Germantown Academy, alleging that institution’s liability for the athlete-on-athlete abuse suffered by a former swimmer in coach Dick Shoulberg’s program. Look for more new developments later this week. And follow the complete thread at With all aspects of Shoulberg’s […]

What Ireland’s 1998 Murphy Commission Said About Now U.S.-Harbored Rapist Swim Coach George Gibney

Published February 19th, 2016, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick     One week out from our federal court hearing in the Freedom of Information Act fight for George Gibney’s American immigration records, Concussion Inc. landed a major pickup: the long-sought full text of what Ireland’s Murpny Commission said about Gibney in its 1998 report on sexual abuse in Irish swimming. That […]

Dick Shoulberg’s Germantown Academy Conducts Bullying Survey (Which of Course Has Nothing to Do With Multimillion-Dollar Lawsuit For Swimmer-on-Swimmer Abuse)

Published February 17th, 2016, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick     Parents at Germantown Academy faxed me a survey on bullying that has been distributed to all families there by Janet Maurer, the director of counseling services. Maurer explains that the survey was planned for more than a year and the timing was “based on the availability of our research partners […]