Chuck Wielgus

Ten Ways to Make Swimming a Bigger and Better Sport

In 1996, shortly after the Olympic Games of Atlanta, I wrote an article with the same title as this one. I will recap the original 10 suggestions now and provide an assessment of where we are today with new suggestions on how we might make swimming a bigger and better sport.

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CMO Matt Farrell Leaving USA Swimming For Executive Golf Channel Role

USA Swimming’s Chief Marketing Officer Matt Farrell will be leaving the organization after 13 years to take an executive role with the Golf Channel.

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Amid Criticism, USA Gymnastics Interim CEO Steps Down After Five Days

USA Gymnastics CEO Mary Bono stepped down today amid heavy criticism from athletes, just five days after she was named CEO of the gymnastics federation.

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Dagny Knutson Wins Appeal In Suit Vs Former Attorney

A California appeals court has ruled in favor of former professional swimmer Dagny Knutson, reinstating the $617,800 in damages she was awarded in 2016 before a judge threw out that verdict and ordered a new trial.

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USA Swimming CEO Tim Hinchey To Testify For Congress On Sex Abuse In Sport

USA Swimming CEO Tim Hinchey is one of several sports executives scheduled to testify for Congress about sexual abuse in Olympic sports, USA Today reports.

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DeSantis: SafeSport Needs ‘Absolute Transparency’

In the interest of Safe Sport, USA Swimming should adopt a system of transparency that includes publication of the ‘flagged’ list, the release of all complaints filed to USA Swimming, the publication of all internal communication related to the Safe Sport program and the end of all confidentiality agreements, says swim coach, blogger and outspoken critic of USA Swimming Chris DeSantis.

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Athletes Respond To USA Swimming With Call For Independent Evaluation

While athlete members of USA Swimming’s Board of Directors released a statement earlier this week largely supporting the organization through mounting allegations of rampant sexual abuse, a group of swimmers have sent a much more critical letter to the Board, calling for an independent evaulation, a publicly released report and a task force to examine the Safe Sport program.

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Uchiyama Whistle-Blowers Add To Allegations Against USA Swimming

Another scathing report by the Southern California News Group includes allegations that in 2006 USA Swimming not only failed to keep a banned coach from coaching, but actually provided a recommendation for him to coach kids again.

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SafeSport Director Susan Woessner Resigns, Discloses 2007 Kiss With Hutchison

USA Swimming Safe Sport Senior Director Susan Woessner has resigned from her post, and in her letter of resignation, discloses that she kissed then-coach Sean Hutchison in 2007 and didn’t disclose that information while helping with an investigation of Hutchison for an inappropriate coach-swimmer relationship in 2010.

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Report Says USA Swimming Has Ignored Hundreds Of Sexual Abuse Cases

A report by the Southern California News Group says USA Swimming has ignored, covered up or refused to investigate sexual abuse allegations against coaches in relation to hundreds of swimmers over decades.

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U.S. Gov’t Investigating Sexual Abuse Within Sports, Including USA Swimming

A bipartisan Congressional committee is investigating sexual abuse allegations within organized sports, including USA Swimming. The committee sent letters to five key institutions this week announcing the investigation: USA Swimming, USA Gymnastics, Michigan State University, the U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Taekwondo.

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Caeleb Dressel Earns USA Swimming Athlete Of The Year Honors

Following a breakout performance at the 2017 FINA World Championships, Caeleb Dressel (Green Cove Springs, Fla./Bolles School Sharks/Florida) was named USA Swimming Athlete of the Year on Saturday at the United States Aquatic Sports Convention.

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Getting To Know Tim Hinchey: Q&A With New USA Swimming CEO

USA Swimming hired Major League Soccer team President Tim Hinchey as just the third chief executive in federation history this week. Hinchey found time to chat with SwimSwam today, though he’s still running Major League Soccer’s Colorado Rapids until he takes over the USA Swimming President and CEO post in July.

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USA Swimming Names Tim Hinchey As President & CEO

USA Swimming has officially named Major League Soccer executive Tim Hinchey as its new President and CEO.

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Chuck Wielgus Named To Colorado Springs Sports Hall Of Fame

The Colorado Springs Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2017 will be formally inducted and honored on Tuesday, October 24…

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