Rick Moulton’s Interim Ban Made Permanent by Center for SafeSport

Rick Moulton, formerly listed under an interim ban by the U.S. Center for SafeSport, has been permanently banned from the sport.

Moulton is listed in the database as being from Findlay, Ohio, and the team website for the Findlay Area Swim Team used to list Moulton as a coach. A representative from the club said Moulton was employed from August 2015 to August 2018, but that “the alleged incident did not happen during Mr. Moulton’s tenure with FAST.”

The SafeSport database (which compiles bans on coaches, athletes, officials or others from any Olympic sport) lists Moulton’s ban as “sexual misconduct – involving a minor.” Our searches for court records or news reports on arrests or charges against Moulton haven’t yet turned up any documents. Moulton’s interim ban was handed down on August 17, 2018. His entry in the SafeSport database was updated from “interim measure – suspension” to “permanently ineligible” at some point in late January. USA Swimming (which keeps its own running list of banned USA Swimming members) moved Moulton from its temporary suspension list to its permanent suspension list on January 29, 2019.

Moulton’s move to a permanent ban now leaves 8 swimming-related interim bans in the SafeSport database. You can find the full database here.

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4 years ago

Glad the sport is taking steps to remove dangers to kids.

Reply to  Mardo2044
4 years ago

I have told my story after many years of being told to keep it secret .I hope I give others the courage to step up.I am very fortunate to have family and friends to support me.USAswimming and Safe sport are a great support system and have resources available to help if you don’t know where to go .

Reply to  Mardo2044
4 years ago

I was told to keep my secret for many years .I hope I can give others out there the courage to step forward as well. I was lucky enough to have family and friends as well as USA swimming and Safe Sport .They are great organizations and available now for people to report and get support.

4 years ago

…and another goes downnnn! It’s about time their actions catch up to them and they have to deal with the consequences.

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