A swimming coach and philanthropist is suing former U.S. national coach Mark Schubert, contending she was wrongfully fired after becoming aware of sexual abuse allegations within his Southern California club.
Two years after a sexual abuse scandal rocked the sport, USA Swimming has banned 16 people for life as part of a wide-ranging program that stepped up training and led to enhanced background checks for nearly 36,000 coaches, officials and volunteers.
Nearly 15 months after the U.S. Olympic Committee issued a report to help Olympic sports standardize policies to prevent sex abuse in their ranks, a manual outlining the policy is close to being completed.
A former USA Swimming vice president who complained about the organization's handling of sexual abuse cases is back on the list of potential judges at major international events after winning his arbitration case.
Documents obtained by The Associated Press show a top-ranking USA Swimming official recommended former national team director Everett Uchiyama for a job, less than a year after a lifetime ban for having a sexual relationship with an underage swimmer.