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Kukors Smith: Lawsuit About Prevention, ‘Holding People Accountable’

2012 Olympian Ariana Kukors (now Ariana Kukors Smith by marriage) says the civil suit she filed against former coach Sean Hutchison and USA Swimming, among others, is about “holding people accountable” for the sexual abuse she says Hutchison inflicted on her.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 87.7% Preferred Following Indy Over Atlanta

In retrospect, fans enjoyed the Indianapolis Pro Swim Series more than the Atlanta Classic happening the same weekend, with the balance tipping even further to Indy than it was in our pre-meet poll.

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Competitor Coach of the Month: Greg Meehan, Stanford

Greg Meehan’s past, present and future Stanford women won half the events at the Indy Pro Swim Series, including a sweep of all the freestyle events.

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Ultra Swim Swimmer of the Month: Katie Ledecky, Stanford

Ultra Swim Swimmer of the Month is a recurring SwimSwam feature shedding light on a U.S.-based swimmer who has proven themselves…

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Blueseventy Swim the the Week: Murphy Remains Consistent in CA

Ryan Murphy is undefeated in 200 backstrokes this season after beating Ryosuke Irie and Jacob Pebley at the Grand Challenge in Irvine.

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Former Cal Swimmer Sent 2010 E-Mail Reporting Muqtar Harrassment

A former swimmer at the University of California sent an unanswered e-mail to the school’s chancellor and athletic director in 2010, reporting sexual harassment by school employee Mohamed Muqtar, who was fired earlier this month after sexual assault allegations.

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Hinchey Testifies For Congress, Apologizes For Sex Abuse In Swimming

USA Swimming CEO Tim Hinchey testified for a Congressional subcommittee today, apologizing on behalf of USA Swimming for sexual abuse suffered by swimmers.

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FL High School Coach of the Year Removed, Under Investigation

A three-time Florida High School Coach of the Year has been removed from his swimming coach and teaching positions and is under school police investigation, per local newspapers.

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USOC Gives $1.3 Million Grant To Gymnastics Sexual Abuse Victims

The U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) has announced a $1.3 million grant to the Athlete Assistance Fund, aimed at providing financial assistance to gymnasts who were victims of sexual abuse within the sport.

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Blueseventy Swim the the Week: Ledecky Ends Longest Career WR Drought

When Ledecky broke the world record in the 1500 free last week, she ended what was the longest world record drought of her career by almost 300 days.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 68% More Excited For Indy Than Atlanta

More than two-thirds of respondents said they were more excited for the Indianapolis Pro Swim Series than the Atlanta Classic in last weekend’s dueling national-level meets.

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USOC Hires Former FBI Employee As Senior Director of Athlete Safety

Facing criticism and lawsuits over its role in the growing sex abuse scandal within organized sport, the U.S. Olympic Committee has named former FBI human resources executive Wendy Guthrie as its senior director of athlete safety.

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Auburn Finalizes New Staff With LSU’s Jeana Kempe

Gary Taylor has filled out his new-look staff at Auburn University, as he’ll officially hire LSU assistant Jeane Kempe, a source tells SwimSwam.

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Ariana Kukors Files Civil Suit Vs Hutchison, USA Swimming, Schubert

Olympian Ariana Kukors has filed a civil suit against former coach Sean Hutchison, USA Swimming and former national team director Mark Schubert, alleging sexual abuse of a minor and negligence.

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Kalisz Nabs Two-Point PSS Lead From Grothe, Ledecky Charges in Indy

Chase Kalisz broke the tie atop the men’s Pro Swim Series point standings, jumping out to a two-point lead over Zane Grothe. Meanwhile Taylor Ruck leads on the women’s side, but Katie Ledecky is making a charge.

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