Shannon Foster Banned By USA Swimming For Involvement In Weddle Case

Shannon Foster, a swim coach in North Carolina, has been added to USA Swimming’s banned list after police say she knew fellow coach Nathan Weddle was sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl.

Foster was a coach at Capital Area Swim Team as well as the Oak City Rays in Raleigh, NC. At Capital Area Swim Team, she coached alongside Weddleand the two were romantically involved. The 43-year-old Weddle was arrested in late 2017 and accused of having sex with an underage swimmer. He was added to USA Swimming’s banned list starting on January 24.

Foster, 44, was arrested in March for contributing to the delinquency of a minor. According to The News & Observer, police say Foster knew that Weddle had sent the child a text message saying “I love you,” and had become angry and yelled at the child over the telephone. Foster reportedly told the girl that she had ruined her relationship with Weddle. Foster is now under prosecution for knowing about Weddle’s abuse of the girl but not sharing that information with authorities.

Foster has since joined Weddle on USA Swimming’s list of permanently banned individuals. Her ban, also for a violation of SafeSport code, took effect on April 11.

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Vic

Wow.

Eagleswim

Amazing and sickening that she would learn of the abuse and consider the child a rival and not a victim…

Sum Ting Wong

Its NC . Surprised she didn’t shoot her .

Mike

I think it is disgusting you think that way.

Coach

North Carolina isn’t all Hicksville and gun-toters.
Please don’t add a whole ‘nother layer of inappropriateness to this horrific dateline scenario.

coach

Get these people out of our sport!!! GO AWAY!!!

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