California Swim Coach Arrested On Suspicion of Having Sex With A Minor

An Arcadia, California swim coach has been arrested on the suspicion of having sex with a minor and other sex crimes.

Marco Antonio Flores was arrested by the Arcadia Police on September 16 for violations of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor, lewd and lascivious acts involving children, and other sex crimes.

The department was contacted on September 7 by a representative of MAX Aquatics, a private USA swimming-affiliated swim club in Arcadia, reporting that an adult coach of the club was having an inappropriate relationship with a juvenile athlete, according to the police report.

Arcadia Police conducted an investigation, obtained an arrest warrant and search warrant for Flores, and ultimately arrested him on the 16th.

Flores, 25, had worked as a swim coach at MAX Aquatics since 2017. He was immediately suspended by the club and his employment was subsequentially terminated.

MAX Aquatics uses pools in Arcadia, El Monte and Monrovia, California.

According to the report, detectives are concerned there may be additional victims. The case is currently under investigation.

Directly From The Police Report:

Anyone with information regarding this investigation, or may have been a victim, are encouraged to contact the Arcadia Police Department Detective Bureau at (626) 574-5160, case number 2103509. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google play or the Apple App Store, or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.

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Remember Me?
29 days ago

Now do Ryan Pilkington and John Martin McGee

Hswimmer
29 days ago

So suspicion is the same thing as actually committing a crime? I hope they have hard evidence that something happened. That isn’t mentioned.

James
Reply to  Hswimmer
29 days ago

Police had an arrest and a search warrant issued – clearly this isn’t just hearsay and rumors. My guess is that regardless of what exactly played out, this dude doesn’t belong as a coach of kids. And if it’s the truth, he belongs in jail.

Hswimmer
Reply to  James
29 days ago

Yes I understand, but rumors and hearsay shouldn’t equal jail time, if nothing actually happened… he could just be removed from being able to coach, be around children.

PVSFree
Reply to  Hswimmer
29 days ago

But if they issued an arrest and a search warrant, then the police clearly have some evidence that led them to make the arrest

Hswimmer
Reply to  PVSFree
29 days ago

Yeah, that isn’t mentioned though in either article that there’s any evidence

HulkSwim
Reply to  Hswimmer
29 days ago

“Arcadia Police Detectives conducted an investigation, obtained an arrest warrant for the suspect, and a search warrant for the suspect who is 25-year-old Marco Antonio Flores from Arcadia, pictured below. On September 16, 2021, Detectives served the search and arrest warrants at Flores’ residence. Flores was arrested for violations of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor, lewd and lascivious acts involving children, and other sex crimes.”

I don’t think the latter part of this paragraph happens if they first part bore no fruit.

Irish Ringer
Reply to  HulkSwim
29 days ago

Sad part about this is if he’s convicted won’t serve much time in CA.

Turtlesalves
Reply to  Hswimmer
29 days ago

My god, you are like a walking meme aren’t you? The guy who thinks COVID is a hoax and that we shouldn’t get vaccines is also skeptical of police investigations.

I wonder what other joys we would find if we clicked through your commenting history.

Walter
Reply to  Turtlesalves
29 days ago

Yeah, he protests too much, me thinks.

NE COACH
Reply to  Walter
29 days ago

Hswimmer has to be a troll. I refuse to believe anyone can be that obtuse.

Awsi Dooger
Reply to  NE COACH
29 days ago

There are tens of millions similarly obtuse. It runs in the demographic. The message board of Letsrun.com is one Hswimmer after another. They denied Covid last year and throughout 2021 have desperately posted dozens of anti-vaccine threads per day. Same thing on college football sites that have adjoining political forums.

Irish Ringer
Reply to  Awsi Dooger
29 days ago

Near as I can tell your days consists of watching sports, visiting sports and political message boards. Dude, get out a little more often. 🙂

John
Reply to  Walter
29 days ago

he’s just an antagonist on these comment section unfortunately. He did have a few good analysis’ during the Olympics I recall but 90% of what he comments these days is just sensationalist or to instigate.

jvog88
Reply to  John
29 days ago

Agreed. Would like to see Hswimmer put some positive energy out into the world, rather than more emotionally reactive, adversarial posts.

Qqq
Reply to  jvog88
29 days ago

Give him a break. In real life he doesn’t usually get to say much more than “would you like fries with that?”

Hswimmer
Reply to  Turtlesalves
29 days ago

I never said covid was a hoax….

Virtus
29 days ago

Bruh

PsychoDad
28 days ago

I don’t think you can arrest someone based on suspicion. You have to witness a crime or obtain an arrest warrant based on a probable cause.

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James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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