North Carolina Swim Coach Arrested on Sexual Assault Charges

Braden Keith
by Braden Keith 22

January 08th, 2021 Club, News

27-year old North Carolina swimming coach Aaron Philip Key was arrested this week on multiple sexual assault charges, according to the High Point, North Carolina Police Department.

On November 2, 2020, a juvenile victim reported to police that they were sexually assaulted across multiple years by their swim coach. After investigation, High Point Police say probable cause was developed to charge Key, of Raleigh, with 12 counts of Statutory Sex Offense with a Child by an Adult and six counts of Indecent Liberties with a Child.

On January 5, 2021, Key was arrested after turning himself in to police. He was taken to the Guilford County Jail and received a $250,000 secured bond.

A Linkedin page for an Aaron Key in Greenville, North Carolina with a photo that matches the police report lists among his jobs as the head coach of a swim team based at the High Point Elks Lodge. A newsletter sent out by the High Point Elks Lodge in the summer of 2016 indicated that Key was leaving the club after “17 great years with the team” as a swimmer and coach.

SwimSwam was unable to find any more recent coaching history for Key, and USA Swimming says that he was last a member in 2010.

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Lpman
16 days ago

You dun messed up A-Aron!

2Fat4Speed
Reply to  Lpman
16 days ago

Oh my! I just spit out my water. Thanks for the laugh!

OPINION
Reply to  Lpman
16 days ago

Key and Peele is awesome. But he did more than just mess up. He ruined his own life and others too. Sad world we live in.

Tomek
16 days ago

I do know I nitpick but “juvenile victim” is singular and then sentence switches to plural “they were sexually assaulted”.

Oldmanswimmer
Reply to  Braden Keith
16 days ago

You tell ’em Braden!

Ferb
Reply to  Braden Keith
16 days ago

I learned that from G Ryan.

Hswimmer
Reply to  Braden Keith
16 days ago

“They” sounds like more than one person to me.

CraigH
Reply to  Hswimmer
15 days ago

Agreed. It’s super confusing in these sorts of contexts. There needs to be a better way to talk about people of indeterminate gender.

Meeeeee
Reply to  Braden Keith
16 days ago

its plural. just people trying to change standards vs. coming up with other terms such as Xe (a gender-neutral subject pronoun that can be used instead of he or she) which i accept more than trying to make ‘they’ singular.

Eagleswim
Reply to  Meeeeee
15 days ago

It’s not that deep man the English language changes and evolves all the time with weird rules… and for what it’s worth I was taught that “they” could be used as unknown gender singular about 20 years ago

Wahooswimfan
Reply to  Eagleswim
15 days ago

They is plural – basic English grammer! I’m fine if ungendered want to use a new term like xe, but don’t abuse the English language.

1693
Reply to  Wahooswimfan
15 days ago

*grammar

BFD
Reply to  Wahooswimfan
14 days ago

grammar*

DistanceSwimmer
Reply to  Meeeeee
15 days ago

How do you pronounce xe? And also why should non-binary people be forced to label themselves with terms forced upon them by gender-binary people?

Last edited 15 days ago by DistanceSwimmer
Yabo
Reply to  Meeeeee
15 days ago

Except they has been used as a singular pronoun for ppl of indeterminate gender for a really long time bruh

Last edited 15 days ago by Yabo
Reilly
Reply to  Meeeeee
15 days ago

You’re so right. That’s why when a delivery person drops pizza off at your house you refer to them as they, or when reading something from an unknown author you refer to them as they, or when a swimmer gives you something from one of their parents, and you aren’t sure which one, you refer to them as they. They has always been used to refer to someone of indeterminate gender. Only recently have bigoted people been complaining about it.

Tomek
Reply to  Braden Keith
16 days ago

I learnt something today thanks to Braden 🙂

Guerra
16 days ago

Too bad for this dude that he wasn’t on the USA Swimming Board of Directors like Richard Shoulberg and Murray Stephens were. He would have gotten a deal and a good cover up…

Catfish
Reply to  Guerra
15 days ago

Guerra, who are you? His Facebook profile is as fake as a bad recruiter’s sales pitch.

PKWater
Reply to  Guerra
15 days ago

Seriously. Screw those guys. I can’t believe Shoulberg is still in the ASCA hall of fame. Disgusting

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Braden Keith

Braden Keith is the Editor-in-Chief and a co-founder of SwimSwam.com. He first got his feet wet by building The Swimmers' Circle beginning in January 2010, and now comes to SwimSwam to use that experience and help build a new leader in the sport of swimming. Aside from his life on the InterWet, …

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