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ande
August 2nd, 2012, 11:00 AM
Curl-Burke founder Rick Curl faces hearing on former swimmer’s account of underage sexual relationship in 1980s (http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/olympics/curl-burke-founder-rick-curl-faces-hearing-on-former-swimmers-account-of-underage-sexual-relationship/2012/07/25/gJQAg78q8W_story.html)
By Amy Shipley
July 25, 2012
The Washington Post


Rick Curl accepts provisional suspension from USA Swimming (http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/olympics/rick-curl-accepts-provisional-suspension-from-usa-swimming/2012/08/01/gJQALk0KQX_story.html)
By Amy Shipley,
August 1, 2012
The Washington Post

A thread to discuss this very serious topic.
To share facts, info, stories, and news.

USA SWIMMING'S SAFE SPORT PROGRAMMING (http://www.usaswimming.org/DesktopDefault.aspx?TabId=1955&Alias=Rainbow&Lang=en)

USA Swimming is committed to fostering a fun, healthy and safe environment for all of its members. For that reason, we have in place a detailed Code of Conduct (http://www.usaswimming.org/DesktopDefault.aspx?TabId=1962&Alias=Rainbow&Lang=en). The following rules, policies, reporting structure, education and tools are intended to serve our members as we work together to maintain this environment.

ATHLETE PROTECTION POLICIES & RULES (http://www.usaswimming.org/DesktopDefault.aspx?TabId=1962&Alias=Rainbow&Lang=en)

MANDATORY REPORTING RULE
ARTICLE 306
SEXUAL MISCONDUCT REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

.1 It is every member’s responsibility to promptly report any incident regarding sexual misconduct by a member as described in Article 304.3.5 to USA Swimming’s Athlete Protection Officer. Reporting must occur when an individual has firsthand knowledge of misconduct or where specific and credible information has been received from a victim or knowledgeable third party. Various state laws may also require reporting to law enforcement or to a designated child protection agency.

.2 No member shall retaliate against any individual who has made a good faith report under 306.1.

.3 False reporting of sexual misconduct made in bad faith is prohibited.

.4 Neither civil nor criminal statutes of limitation apply to reports of cases of sexual abuse


Individuals Suspended from USA Swimming for Life (http://www.usaswimming.org/ViewMiscArticle.aspx?TabId=1963&Alias=Rainbow&Lang=en&mid=10011&ItemId=5107)

JustTell.org (http://www.justtell.org/)

ASCA Code of Ethics Statement (http://www.swimmingcoach.org/services/code_of_ethics.asp)

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knelson
August 2nd, 2012, 01:00 PM
USA Swimming Safe Sport? Does Swimming Australia have a similar program called Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport?