Germantown Academy Families: Forum on Fixing Bullying Climate at School Where Shoulberg Coached Swimming Didn’t Go Well

Published March 15th, 2017, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   A couple of weeks ago we previewed a March 9 meeting at which Sue Swearer, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln psychology professor who is an expert on bullying and harassment issues, would be presenting findings of a study of the climate at the Germantown Academy outside Philadelphia. This is where legendary USA […]

Abusive Swim Coaching Legend Dick Shoulberg’s Germantown Academy Gets a Fresh Coat of Psychobabble

Published March 1st, 2017, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   Does anyone remember John Doe v. Germantown Academy? If not, then this prep school in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, outside Philadelphia, has you right where it wants you. February 5 marked the first anniversary of the filing of the civil lawsuit alleging harassment and abuse of a student swimmer in the program […]

Lawyers For Assailant in Germantown Academy Lawsuit Regarding Athlete-on-Athlete Abuse Threaten Muchnick a Second Time

Published August 16th, 2016, Uncategorized

Complete headline links to our series on Dick Shoulberg and Germantown Academy are at   Here is the text of a letter sent to Concussion Inc. via email at 12:19 p.m. PDT on Thursday, August 11, by attorney Vanessa M. McGill of the McGill-Lewis law firm:       August 12, 2016 Dear Mr. […]


Published March 28th, 2016, Uncategorized

Complete headline links to our Shoulberg series are at   by Irvin Muchnick   USA Swimming claimed “there is no investigation” of Dick Shoulberg, despite the known existence of a detailed complaint about Shoulberg by the mother of the “John Doe” teen swimmer. The complaint included language formally requesting a probe by the organization […]

Additional Notes on Sicko Swim Coach Dick Shoulberg at the Criminally Negligent Germantown Academy

Published March 21st, 2016, Uncategorized

Complete headline links to our Shoulberg series are at     by Irvin Muchnick     In future installments we’ll have more on legendary swim coach Dick Shoulberg’s wider connections — to the hierarchy of the American Swimming Coaches Association as well as that of USA Swimming; to papier–mâché anti-abuse spokesperson David Berkoff; and […]