Sources say that USA Swimming attorneys and insurance brokers attended a mediation session with another alleged victim of Havercroft's in 2002, which ended in a confidential civil settlement with Havercroft. Documentation obtained by ABC News shows two mediation sessions in the case held that year. In a discovery document from a 2009 sexual abuse lawsuit against USA swimming involving another coach, the organization denied having any knowledge that Havercroft had "inappropriate relations" with any swimmers.
"This is a black eye for America, this is a black eye for the good coaches in swimming, this is a black eye for a great sport," said Allard.
It's a sport, said Thompson, that despite getting her a partial scholarship to Arizona State, is now forever marred.
"[My coach] destroyed my dreams, my hopes and my life," said Thompson, who became a San Jose police officer after quitting swimming and now works in the area of gang prevention in a California community program.
"What I've gone through has been absolute hell, and I don't want any young swimmer to go through this," she said.