Archive for September, 2019

Greater Tampa Swim Association’s Todd Hoffmeier Doesn’t Respond to Question of Whether His Sister Is a Source of Anonymous Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Ryan Gober

Published September 17th, 2019, Uncategorized

PREVIOUSLY: Meth Possession Arrest of Son of Rapist Hall of Fame Coach Paul Bergen Just the Start of New Round of Scandals in Florida Swimming September 8th, 2019 ***** Update on the Chaos — Or Worse — in Tampa Bay Area Swimming September 13th, 2019 ============================================================ by Irvin Muchnick Todd Hoffmeier, owner and head coach […]

Report of Multi-Pronged Federal Grand Jury Investigation of USA Swimming, Other National Sport Governing Bodies. Is George Gibney’s Fate in the Mix?

Published September 17th, 2019, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick Scott Reid of the Orange County Register last week published the first major media report I’ve read of the broad and explosive federal investigations of United States Olympic sports groups that government sources first mentioned to me early this year. See https://www.ocregister.com/2019/09/13/justice-department-irs-investigating-usopc-usa-gymnastics-usa-swimming/. The Register article is explicit and close to comprehensive — […]

U.S. Anti-Doping Agency Chief Travis Tygart, Who Helped Bury USA Swimming Sex Abuse Cases, Wins USA Swimming’s ‘Athletes’ Appreciation Award’

Published September 16th, 2019, Uncategorized

Over the weekend at the United States Aquatic Sports Convention in St. Louis, Travis Tygart, CEO of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, was given USA Swimming’s “Athletes’ Appreciation Award.” Here’s our comment: U.S. Anti-Doping Agency Head Travis Tygart’s Cover-Ups of Sex Abuse at USA Swimming: Complete Links

Update on the Chaos — Or Worse — in Tampa Bay Area Swimming

Published September 13th, 2019, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick The University of Tampa has not responded to Concussion Inc.’s query regarding complaints about one of its swimming coaches, Ryan Gober. We mentioned this last week, at https://concussioninc.net/?p=13982, in the course of noting the Swim Swam site’s report of the arrest of Linck Bergen — who, like Gober, coached at the Greater […]

Meth Possession Arrest of Son of Rapist Hall of Fame Coach Paul Bergen Just the Start of New Round of Scandals in Florida Swimming

Published September 8th, 2019, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick At https://swimswam.com/tampa-bay-florida-swim-coach-linck-bergen-arrested-on-meth-possession-charges/, the swimming news site SwimSwam reports the arrest in Florida on drug possession charges of coach Linck Bergen: “The 55-year old Bergen was arrested on August 21st at 10:20PM for possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. His wife, Michelle, was also arrested on the same charges. […]