Ryan “Tiger” Pilkington of Florida and John Martin McGee have been added to the U.S. Center for SafeSport’s disciplinary database and are currently ineligible for membership with USA Swimming.
Ryan “Tiger” Pilkington
Ryan Pilkington was arrested due to accusations of molesting a young child he was babysitting in March 2020. The incident was first reported in January 2020 and investigators were looking into whether there was another incident involving Pilkington and the same victim a few years earlier.
Pilkington was charged with two counts of Aggravated Child Molestation and two counts of Child Molestation in Forsyth County Court. His case is currently pending disposition.
The Cumming, Georgia native was added to USA Swimming’s Permanently Suspended Or Ineligible For Membership list on September 14 for sexual misconduct and sexual misconduct involving a minor. His suspension is subject to appeal and not yet final. Pilkington’s arraignment is scheduled for October 12, 2021.
Pilkington previously swam for Dynamo Swim Club in Georgia and then represented Indian River State College for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons before competing at the University of Delaware in 2019-20. He competed as recently as February 2020, one month before his arrest, at the 2020 Colonial Athletic Association Championships.
John Martin McGee
John Martin McGee was added to the U.S. Center for Safesport disciplinary database on August 23, with allegations of misconduct resulting in a temporary suspension. McGee is also listed with a “no contact directive,” which is put in place to prevent the accused person from contacting the alleged victim.
McGee’s suspension is still listed as “interim,” meaning there hasn’t been a defined length of time that he will be ineligible. This also means that the USCFSS proceedings are not yet complete.
McGee, a native of Jackson, Mississippi, previously swam for the Mississippi Makos Swim Team and committed to join UNC Wilmington beginning in the 2021-22 season. He remains listed on the team’s roster, but did not compete at UNCW’s opening meet of the season against Army.
UNCW declined to comment, citing student privacy policies.
USA Swimming has confirmed that both Pilkington and McGee were/are athlete members.