Thanksgiving Food For Thought, Part 2: What Former USA Swimming Board President Dale Neuburger Said About Mitch Ivey in Sworn Statements to a Court in 2011

Published November 28th, 2013, Uncategorized

As promised in the previous post, here — for the second time on this blog — is the full text of what Dale Neuburger, former president of the board of directors of USA Swimming, said about Mitch Ivey in Neuburger’s deposition in Jane Doe, et. al, v. United States Swimming, Inc., et al., on January 7, 2011.


Q. Do you know Mitch Ivey?

A. I don’t know him.

Q. Do you know who he is?

A. I know the name.

Q. Have you ever seen him on television?

A. No, not to my knowledge.

Q. Were you on the USA Swimming board of directors in 1993?

A. Yes.

Q. Do you recall any discussions about Mitch Ivey in 1993?

A. No.

Q. So is it your recollection that there were no discussions of Mitch Ivey after he was on ESPN Outside The Lines in 1993?

A. If Mr. Ivey was part of a television broadcast, I’m not aware of it.

Q. You’ve never seen it?

A. I’ve not seen the broadcast that you refer to.

Q. Do you know if he was the coach at the University of Florida?

A. I think that is correct. I can’t give his coaching affiliations, but I believe at one time he coached at the University of Florida.

Q. Do you know if he was fired from the University of Florida?

A. I do not.

Q. Do you know if he’s banned from coaching in USA Swimming?

A. I do not know.

Q. Do you know if he’s still coaching in USA Swimming?

A. I don’t know that.

Q. Do you know if he’s still a member of ASCA?

A. I’m not aware.

Q. Do you know if ASCA pays him a salary or anything right now?

A. I know nothing about Mr. Ivey. I’ve never — to my knowledge I don’t believe I’ve ever met him, and therefore I wouldn’t know any of his business arrangements.

Q. Do you read materials produced by ASCA, newsletters, coaching pamphlets?

A. From time to time, yes.

Q. Do you know if Mitch Ivey has produced any materials for ASCA in the last year?

A. I don’t know.