Archive for February, 2016

Explaining Shakeup After Abuse Turmoil at Dick Shoulberg’s Germantown Academy, School Suggested Problem Was Lax Academic Standards

Published February 16th, 2016, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick       In 2013, the criminal assaults and bullying of a teammate by Germantown Academy swimmer “A.L.” surfaced, blowing up the tenure of Dick Shoulberg, the long-time coach and top USA Swimming and American Swimming Coaches Association official. Shoulberg was put on administrative leave, then forcibly retired, then brought back, under […]

Swim Abuse Scandals of Dick Shoulberg’s Germantown Academy: Complete Links to Our Coverage

Published February 15th, 2016, Uncategorized

Paging Legendary Coach Richard Shoulberg on Why American Swimming Coaches Association Doesn’t Have Its Own Sex Abuse Banned List Published August 11th, 2012 Dear Coach Dick Shoulberg: Isn’t It Time for You to Take Account of the Sex Abuse of Girl Swimmers by Rick Curl and Many Others? Published August 23rd, 2012 Another Sex Criminal […]

Abuse-by-Proxy Is the Legacy of Dick Shoulberg of Germantown Academy — USA Swimming’s Joe Paterno

Published February 15th, 2016, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   Their shared Pennsylvania geography and wolf-in-sheep’s-clothing style make it natural to call Dick Shoulberg the Joe Paterno of swimming. But Shoulberg — whose legacy is under siege with a new lawsuit against his long-time base, the Germantown Academy near Philadelphia, confirming years of reports all was not as it seemed at […]

See It Now — Germantown Academy Lawsuit Complaint With Allegations of Horrid Abuse at Swim Legend Dick Shoulberg’s Program

Published February 13th, 2016, Uncategorized

http://muchnick.net/germantowncomplaint.pdf   PREVIOUSLY: Iconic Dick Shoulberg’s Program at Philly Area’s Germantown Academy Is Newest Blot on USA Swimming’s Abuse Record Published February 12th, 2016  

Iconic Dick Shoulberg’s Program at Philly Area’s Germantown Academy Is Newest Blot on USA Swimming’s Abuse Record

Published February 12th, 2016, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   As the world processes the backwash of global stories of coaches George Gibney (Ireland and U.S.) and Alex Pussieldi (Brazil, Kuwait, U.S., and other points), a former swimmer at the Germantown Academy outside Philadelphia, under the legendary Dick Shoulberg, has sued the school for its abusive environment and for being subjected […]