The United States Air Force Academy has removed 11 swimmers from the competition for the men’s swim team due to what it’s calling ‘misconduct.’ 9 of those 11 swimmers were in Houston at the WAC Championships and were sent home once the accusations came to light, a statement from the school said.
“The Air Force Academy holds its cadets, staff and faculty to the highest standards of conduct because our nation demands it of us and it’s the right thing to do,” a press release from the school reads. “Part of our mission to develop leaders of character, is to hold those unwilling to meet these standards accountable and to ensure they understand that representing the Air Force Academy is a privilege.”
Citing privacy reasons, an Air Force Academy spokesperson declined to comment on the nature of the violations or what further violations they might be facing.
The Air Force men sat 2nd behind Wyoming after day 1 of the 2018 WAC Championships on Wednesday evening.
Updated with confirmation that 9 of the 11 cadets were attending the WAC Championships.