From the comments under http://scaq.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-autopsy-report-on-north-baltimore.html:
“Both you and Muchnick need to focus more on the coach. There is hardly any mention of the coach. Where the heck was the coach in all this? As a former USS certified coach I would never leave the pool deck until all my swimmers were out of the pool. In fact, my co-coach and I never even left the pool site until all our swimmers were picked up. The coach is responsible for his/her swimmers.”
Can you imagine the additional benefits gained — and probably future lives saved — if the swimming establishment would deign to conduct this discussion transparently, aboveground, and in the sport’s major publications?