Scott Volkers, Australian-Brazilian Accused Molester Swim Coach, Turns Up at Santa Clara Meet — One More Reason Why Our George Gibney FOIA Litigation Is Important

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by Irvin Muchnick


We haven’t yet mentioned Scott Volkers, the former Australian national women’s coach who was accused of molesting three youth swimmers in his charge.

An alert reader tipped us that this past weekend Volkers was on the deck at the George F. Haines International Aquatic Center in Santa Clara, home of a stop in the Arena Pro Swim Series. Volkers was there with his Fiat-Minas team from Brazil, where he has been coaching since 2011, shortly after the loss of his certification to work with children in Australia. But in the swimming world, bad reputations and sanctions easily leap provincial borders, and positively laugh in the face of transnational ones.

Volkers’ Australian accusers have names: Julie Gilbert, Kylie Rogers, Simone Boyce. All three addressed a royal investigative commission last year. All were between 12 and 14 when they say Volkers, now 47, abused them.

At the royal commission hearing, the director of public prosecutions in the Australian state of Queensland admitted making mistakes in the 2002 criminal investigation of Volkers that led to the dropping of charges against him. Leanne Clark, now a judge, was criticized for these errors in a report the next year by the Crime and Misconduct Commission.

The former head of the Queensland Academy of Sport told last year’s royal commission hearing that Volkers kept his coaching post there because he was good at it.

Volkers was barred from the 2014 Pan Pacific swimming championships after Swimming Australia — belatedly reversing its inaction in the face of the 2002 allegations — denied him credentials.

Of course, the global peregrinations of former Irish national swim team coach George Gibney, whose sex crimes are far more extensively documented than the Volkers allegations, are the reason for our upcoming action in federal court to force the U.S. government to release Gibney’s American immigration records. The Irish national police recently announced that they are revisiting the charges against him.




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Published January 27th, 2015

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Published February 18th, 2015

Senator Feinstein Leads Congressional Group Assisting Concussion Inc. in FOIA Request For Former Irish Coach George Gibney’s U.S. Immigration Records

Published February 19th, 2015

How Former USA Swimming President Dale Neuburger Responded To an American Court To Questions About Rapist Irish Coach George Gibney – Now Living in Florida With a Green Card

Published February 22nd, 2015

Rapist Irish National Coach George Gibney in Colorado in 2000 – Coached For USA Swimming Club, Claimed To Be on Board of At-Risk Youth Center, Traveled to Peru With a Priest

Published February 23rd, 2015

Colorado Police Confirm Basics of Concussion Inc.’s George Gibney Reporting; Questions Persist on USA Swimming’s Cover-Up Role

Published February 24th, 2015

Archdiocese of Denver ‘No Comments’ Irish Coach George Gibney – Plus Other New Notes on USA Swimming’s Cover-Up

Published February 24th, 2015

George Gibney’s USA Swimming Club in Denver Claims ‘No First-Hand Knowledge’ of His Dismissal and Notice to Others in 2000

Published February 25th, 2015

More Info on George Gibney at the USA Swimming Club in Denver, As Public Records Requests Escalate

Published February 25th, 2015

What’s Ahead in the George Gibney / USA Swimming Investigation

Published February 26th, 2015

BREAKING: Arvada (Colorado) Police Say George Gibney Left North Jeffco Swim Team As Early As 1995, Following Sexual Harassment Incident And Exposure of His Irish Past

Published February 27th, 2015

“Alleged abuser Gibney’s green card queried” — Sunday Times of London, Irish Edition

Published March 1st, 2015

George Gibney Swimming Abuse Cover-Up Featured Tonight on Irish TV

Published March 2nd, 2015

Here’s the 2000 Wheat Ridge (Colorado) Police Report on Rapist Irish National Team and USA Swimming Coach George Gibney

Published March 3rd, 2015

Member of Irish Parliament Calls on Government to Seek George Gibney’s Extradition From the U.S.

Published March 3rd, 2015

Tuesday Night Notes on the Exploding George Gibney / USA Swimming Story on Two Continents

Published March 3rd, 2015

See It Now – Irish Legislator O’Sullivan, Journalist McCarthy, Whistleblower Parent Discuss the Quest For George Gibney Justice on TV3’s ‘Tonight With Vincent Browne’

Published March 4th, 2015

Wheat Ridge (Colorado) Police: We Destroyed 1998 Report on George Gibney

Published March 4th, 2015

Status of Our Freedom of Information Act Request For George Gibney’s Immigration Files — Now Being Closely Watched in Both Ireland and U.S.

Published March 4th, 2015

Link to Irish Times Story on Irish Parliament’s Maureen O’Sullivan’s Appeal For Extradition of George Gibney

Published March 4th, 2015

What Complicates American Prosecution of Irish National Team and USA Swimming Coach George Gibney For His 1991 Rape on American Soil

Published March 5th, 2015

Irish Times: Minister of Justice to Discuss Legislator’s Appeal For Extradition of George Gibney

Published March 5th, 2015

Reprint of Sunday Times Article on Muchnick’s Freedom of Information Request For Rapist Irish and USA Swimming Coach George Gibney’s American Immigration Records

Published March 6th, 2015

Roundup of New Media Coverage of Irish National Team and USA Swimming Rapist Coach George Gibney

Published March 6th, 2015

Irish Legislator: George Gibney Prosecution Follow-Up Being Pursued in Both Ireland and U.S.

Published March 10th, 2015

“Disgraced coach Gibney investigated in America” – Sunday Times of London

Published March 15th, 2015

Irish Legislator Seeks Assistance on George Gibney From Senator Dianne Feinstein and Congresswoman Jackie Speier

Published March 16th, 2015

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