Swim coach Jeff DeMott of the Y-Rapids/Quad-A swimming team at the Albany Area YMCA in Georgia has been officially added to USA Swimming’s banned list.
DeMott’s name was added to the USA Swimming list of individuals permanently suspended or ineligible on January 6th.
There hasn’t been any news coverage of incidents involving DeMott, but USA Swimming lists the sections of its Code of Conduct under which DeMott was suspended.
Most specific is 305.2, which prohibits “Any rubdown or massage performed on an athlete.” 305.1 speaks to “inappropriate touching,” and 304.3.8 prohibits “inappropriate sexual conduct.”
The other two statutes are more general. 304.3.19 deals with any conduct “detrimental to the image or reputation of USA Swimming,” and 304.3.4 deals with violations of USA Swimming’s Athlete Protection Policies.
DeMott had been coaching the club for 15 years, and was the recipient of the American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA) Award of Excellence in 1998.