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“Somerset YMCA swim coach fired after officials learn he pleaded guilty to sex with teen in ’95”

The above headline and link are from newjersey.com, July 31.

“Ex-swim Coach Pleads Guilty To Sex With Girl Joseph Weber Could Face Up To 25 Years In Prison. Germantown Academy Fired Him In February.”

This second headline and link are from the Philadelphia Inquirer, August 15. 1995. The Germantown Academy is where Richard Shoulberg, president of the American Swimming Coaches Association, is Aquatics Director. Internal documents in abuse lawsuits against USA Swimming show that Shoulberg tried and failed to get a task force there to implement a “zero tolerance policy.” In a memo, Shoulberg warned that USA Swimming could become like the Catholic Church. Hey, no kidding, Coach Dick.

Just another day at the office in youth swim coach sex abuse.

(The blog swimswam.com first made these connections. The story there is at http://swimswam.com/2012/08/somerset-valley-ymca-cuts-swim-coach-after-learning-of-decades-old-crime/.)

 

Irv Muchnick

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