USA Gymnastics’ Larry Nassar Abuse Survivors Settle With Justice Department for $100 Million. My Upcoming Book Chronicles the Parallel and Even More Sprawling USA Swimming Abuse Scandals.

“Parents have the power to compel Congress to act to protect young athletes” … Full text from Chicago Tribune Op-Ed
April 12, 2024
University of Texas Hires of Head Swimming Coach Bob Bowman and Assistant Erik Posegay Trigger Look Back at Michael Phelps’s North Baltimore Aquatic Club
April 24, 2024

In the news: “Lawyers for Nassar assault survivors have reached $100M deal with Justice Department,”

My book UNDERWATER: The Greed-Soaked Tale of Sexual Abuse in USA Swimming and Around the Globe will be published later this year by ECW Press. The swimming story is more diffuse but has a bigger footprint: nearly half a million kids — few of them household names like the most famous of the USA Gymnastics survivors — participate in competitive swimming’s daily practices and sprawling weekend meets.

And now a congressional commission report proposes an overhaul of the Amateur Sports Act to help fix the problem — the first genuine recalibration of the American youth sports system in nearly half a century. See my recent Chicago Tribune op-ed piece “Parents have the power to compel Congress to protect young athletes,”


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