US Swimming did little as hundreds of coaches abused kids

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Leadership of America’s governing body over US swimming has, for decades, condoned a culture of sexual abuse — even as scores of coaches were arrested for their fiendish acts against kids, according to a bombshell report.

The Orange County Register, citing police reports, court document and internal USA Swimming communications, showed how the governing body has done little to stop rampant sexual abuse.

These horrific acts were so widespread and well-known that in 2005, then-USA Swimming president Ron Van Pool delivered a stunning speech, accusing his own organization of being “frightfully behind the curve” in addressing abuse cases.

But in the years following Van Pool’s call to arms to fight sex abuse, nothing was done.

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