USA Swim Coaches Taped, Molested Teens

Some sad and startling news: Over the past 10 years, ABC News reports, at least 36 USA Swimming coaches have been banned from the organization for sexual misconduct with teen swimmers, including molestation, fondling, and secretly filming the young athletes in the shower. “This had gone on for nearly 10 years, without any detection whatsoever” said one investigator, and a longtime coach claims the problem is common and told ABC, “It’s something that coaches talk about all the time.” In spite of dozens of abuse cases being made public, the executive director of USA Swimming defended the organization’s work protecting teen swimmers, saying, “We want to have the gold standard and I think we do an awesome job. I don’t think we’re perfect.”