This story appeared today in our UK newspapers.
An unfortunate swimming coach sent an embarrassing text to all of the contacts on his phone by mistake, including family members.
When I was a member of another USAS team in the same pool I heard of the coach texting borderline texts to a teen girl. I met with him privately and told him to knock it off or he would be in trouble. The teen left the team a few weeks later and a few months later he was hit with a lawsuit for hiring a known sex offender to coach the teens on that team. That team still employs the coach I warned. That team I would have a problem being a part of. I left.
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I can't help but feel sorry for this coach, somewhat a victim of inept use of technology. And what if he had been sending out a message to his team and was the victim of some salacious spelling "corrections?"
"CONGRESSMAN HONDA CONSIDERING EXPLORING “FORMAL ACTION” ON SEXUAL ABUSE IN SWIMMING"
Yet here is how things went down at the USAS Convention HOD:
"USA SWIMMING CONVENTION: A coach can still date their swimmers if over 18-year-old!"
Interesting viewpoint on this topic:
I crack myself up. It is jealousy. It is Boredom. I Did not accomplish enough when I was young, and I hate anybody faster/younger than me.
"To strive,to seek,to find,and not to yield" Tennyson
Charles G. Couturier
Swimming / Triathlon Coach (University of Montreal / Canada)
Founder and head coach at the Swim Training Day
MD POLICE: NO WARRANT ISSUED FOR RICK CURL’S ARREST, ACCORDING TO SYSTEM
2 Braden Keith | October 24th, 2012 | Categories: Featured, National, News
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Students, parents claim University of Utah ignored coach's abusive behavior
Fri, Mar 8, 2013 6:20 PM EST
Prosecutors have yet to decide on Utah swim coach charges
College swimming » Investigation into alleged abuse charges are in third month.
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"Stop screaming, and start teaching."
Rick Curl, 63, from Washington, D.C.'s Virginia suburbs, admitted to one count of child sex abuse and faces up to 15 years in prison when he's sentenced on May 23. He will also be required to register as a sex offender.
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Rick Curl Sentencing Set for Thursday (May 23rd)
Ex-swimming coach Rick Curl to be sentenced in child sex abuse case
USA Swimming Publishes SafeSport Investigation Process Flow Chart
Last edited by ande; May 24th, 2013 at 12:03 AM.
From a Swimswam story about Curl:
http://swimswam.com/rick-curl-senten...ars-in-prison/Curl’s attorneys painted this as a low risk of recidivism, though a psychological report said that there was a “degree of sexual deviance” because of the age of Currin and the length of time of the abuse. Curl told the doctor that he takes the blame even though he said that Currin made the first move at the age of 12.
She made the "first move" at the age of 12? Yeah, I'd say there's a degree of sexual deviance!