USA Swimming abuse incidents: Review recommends 39 changes



An independent review has recommended 39 changes to USA Swimming’s anti-abuse program in the wake of a series of sex-abuse incidents involving coaches and the swimmers they oversee.

USA Swimming issued a statement in response to the review:

“We find the independent report by Victor Vieth, executive director of the Gundersen National Child Protection Training Center, to be fair and balanced and we are motivated by its content. USA Swimming asked for our Safe Sport program to be reviewed so we could know the areas in which we’re exceling and what areas we can improve. We see this report as a way to help us make our Safe Sport program more effective in helping to end abuse in our sport.

“We’ve appointed a task force to review the report’s findings and recommendations, and they will then determine an immediate plan for implementation within USA Swimming.”

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