A Greenbrae man who claims he was injured by the Marin Catholic High School water polo program has filed a negligence lawsuit against the Archdiocese of San Francisco and the College of Marin.
David Steinberg was using the college’s pool in Novato during a session with the Marin Aquatics Masters swimming club on Sept. 12, according to the lawsuit. At the same time, the Marin Catholic team was holding a practice at the Olympic-sized pool.
Steinberg alleges that someone with the water polo team relocated some “backstroke flags” used to warn the club swimmers that they were approaching the end of the lane. The complaint alleges that the flags were moved closer to the pool’s edge “in violation of national and international standards on where the flags are to be placed.”
“Mr. Steinberg, relying on the location of the flags, swam full speed and headfirst into the concrete side of the pool, sustaining a concussion,” said his lawyer, Matt White.Read Marin Independent Journal