Olympic swim coach banned from sport in sex misconduct case
SEATTLE (AP) — The former U.S. Olympic swim team coach alleged to have sexually abused a swimmer in a years-long relationship that began when the athlete was a minor has been banned from the sport for life.
Ex-US head coach Schubert now working with China’s swimmers
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Mark Schubert is unmistakable on the pool deck at the Asian Games. The former head coach of the U.S. national swimming team is now wearing different colors — an orange shirt with the Chinese flag on his chest.
Dismissed in 2010 as the U.S. national team head coach amid a sexual abuse scandal, Schubert has been working for a year as a "part-time adviser" for the Chinese team.
Olympian Alleges USA Swimming of Abuse Cover-Up
SEATTLE (AP) — Olympic swimmer Ariana Kukors Smith sued USA Swimming on Monday, alleging the sport's national governing body knew her former coach sexually abused her as a minor and failed to protect her while shielding him.
Kukors Smith alleges Sean Hutchison, who began coaching her at a swim club near Seattle, groomed her for sexual abuse when she was 13, started touching and kissing her when she was 16, and engaged in sexual activity with her when she was 17.
SEATTLE (AP) — The Latest on lawsuit against USA Swimming (all times local):
Olympian swimmer Ariana Kukors Smith says USA Swimming and others who should have protected her from sex abuse as a minor should be held accountable.
Kukors Smith tells The Associated Press that the sport's national governing body knowingly did not protect her, kept her in harm's way and allowed her to stay in an abusive relationship for more than a decade.
Top USA Swimming official quits over failure to disclose
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A top official for USA Swimming who was part of an investigation of a coach for sexual misconduct has resigned for not disclosing that she once kissed the coach.
Susan Woessner was the senior director of Safe Sport for the national governing body. She says in 2007 she kissed Sean Hutchison, who was then a coach with the organization. Hutchinson has been accused by ex-Olympic swimmer Ariana Kukors of sexual abuse.
Head of USA Swimming says no tolerance for sexual misconduct
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The new head of USA Swimming has sent a letter to members of the national governing body saying the organization doesn't tolerate sexual abuse or misconduct.
The letter signed by president and CEO Tim Hinchey went out to member clubs and individuals Thursday.
Olympic swimmer says she wants to save others from sex abuse
NEW YORK (AP) — Olympic swimmer Ariana Kukors said in an emotional interview Monday that her former coach "stole so much" from her in the decade she alleges he sexually abused her starting when she was a minor.
Kukors, 28, told The Associated Press that she can't get the time back but she can speak out so others recognize the signs of people grooming others for abuse or similar misconduct.
Olympic Swimmer: Ex-coach Abused Her As Minor
Olympic swimmer: Coach’s manipulation, abuse dulled success
SEATTLE (AP) — An Olympic swimmer who accused her former coach of sexually abusing her as a minor described "an extensive, abusive and incredibly manipulative relationship" that spanned a decade in an emotional essay Friday.
The Latest: Olympic swimmer pens essay describing abuse
SEATTLE (AP) — The Latest on allegations that a U.S. champion swimmer was sexually abused by a coach (all times local):
An Olympic swimmer who accused her coach of sexually abusing her as a minor says he controlled and manipulated her from a young age.
In a first-person essay posted Friday, Ariana Kukors described "an extensive, abusive and incredibly manipulative relationship" with Sean Hutchison that lasted about a decade.