as informed in USA Swimming Executive Director Chuck Wielgus outlined that smaller organizations like USA Swimming should be following in the lead of larger ones.
USA TODAY reports that USA Gymnastics sent letters to the USOC in the same spirit of USA Swimming’s messages as early as 1999.
In the response, the USOC referred USA Swimming to a company that conducted background checks for other NGBs.
Nancy Hogshead-Makar, the 1984 co-Olympic gold medalist in the 100 free, blasted the USOC in her statement to USA TODAY.
We are profoundly sorry and wish we had acted sooner and more aggressively,” he said, according to USA TODAY.
Attorneys call for USA Swimming chief to be fired
CLOSE Skip in Skip x Embed x Share USA TODAY Sports’ Rachel Axon describes how USA Swimming asked the USOC for assistance in dealing with issues related to protecting young athletes, six years before USA Swimming was hit with a sex scandal.
USA Swimming is one of 47 national governing bodies under the USOC umbrella, and it is governed by its board of directors.
(Photo: Charlie Neibergall, AP)Two weeks after USA Gymnastics’ chief executive officer Steve Penny resigned in the wake of a scandal involving his organization’s handling of sexual abuse complaints, attorneys are calling for the firing of USA Swimming executive director Chuck Wielgus.
Chuck Wielgus has been the executive director for USA Swimming since 1997.
The Olympic officials spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter.
according to Photo Courtesy: FHS Tigers (Twitter)The USA Swimming club development staff is excited to announce the addition of Jay Chambers as a member of its Sport Performance Consultant team.
“Jay will be a great asset to our club development team with his vast knowledge of swimming science and 40+ years of coaching experience,” said USA Swimming Club Development Managing Director Pat Hogan.
Jay Chambers (right).
“His presence will positively impact USA Swimming teams.
For more information on Jay Chambers and the Club Development division please visit www.usaswimming.org.
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