USA Swimming Releases List of 36 Men Banned for Sexual Misconduct

At least four lawsuits have been filed against USA Swimming due to sexual misconduct cases, in a sexual abuse scandal that many victims have compared to what happened in the Catholic Church.

After the "20/20" investigation, USA Swimming announced it would develop new guidelines for acceptable behavior by coaches, enhance the reporting system for sexual abuse to both the organization and law enforcement, review its Code of Conduct, examine its background screening program, talk to member clubs about pre-employment screening, evaluate sharing coaching history records with swimming clubs and other youth organizations, and educate swimmers, parents, coaches and swimming club leaders.

At a board meeting earlier this month, USA Swimming adopted four proposals to protect its swimmers from sexual abuse at the hands of coaches, including a hot line and counseling service, an athlete protection committee, the publication of a list of coaches who have been banned, and increased staffing within the organization.

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