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.
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.
USA Swimming has responded to a sexual abuse scandal by releasing a list of 46 coaches who have received lifetime bans or permanently quit the organization, including former national team director Everett Uchiyama.
Two longtime swimming officials claim they lost prestigious positions for speaking out against the way the sport's governing body handled sexual abuse cases, and they've gone to the U.S. Olympic Committee seeking to be reinstated.
USA Swimming leaders adopted four proposals Saturday designed to protect young athletes from sexual abuse, part of an effort that has come under increased scrutiny after a recent flurry of media reports and lawsuits.