USA Swimming Exec Apologizes After ABC News Sex Abuse Investigation

Wielgus' letter to coaches, following the ABC News "20/20" report, said, "In recent days our sport has been portrayed in a very bad light in the media. Sadly, I have also been portrayed as an insensitive, uncaring administrator and spokesperson for USA Swimming."

In his letter, which Wielgus sent to ABC News, he also said, "There are pieces of the recent 20/20 interview that I'd like to have back, there were important things left out, and there were pieces of the report that were untrue." Wielgus did not return requests from ABC News for comment.

Wielgus went on to say, "As a father myself, it breaks my heart to know that there are children out there who have been taken advantage of by their coaches or others in positions of trust. It reminded me to sit down with my daughters and have a very frank but very important discussion about boundaries and appropriate behavior."

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