David Berkoff

New Document Shows Safe Sport Recommendations To USA Swimming In 1991

A new document from 1991 shows that an ad hoc committee gave USA Swimming a list of recommendations for protecting young athletes from sexual abuse 19 years before USA Swimming launched its own Safe Sport division.


9 señales que te dicen que tienes un cuerpo de nadador

9 señales que te dirán si tienes un cuerpo de nadador. ¡Averígualo!

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USA Swimming Executive Director Search Part 3: Frontrunners

We’ve looked at the job itself and the process USA Swimming will follow in finding a successor. But who are the top candidates to fill the position? We run through some of the early frontrunners here:


Boston Globe: Bernal Left Abruptly During Investigation

When USA Swimming brought its hammer down on Joe Bernal this past February, banning him permanently for life, no one…


Olympian David Berkoff Believes USA Swimming Should Ban Brock Turner

USA Swimming did not “ban” Brock Turner, but Olympic Gold Medalist Dave Berkoff​ believes they should.


David Berkoff and Daichi Suzuki’s Underwater Duel in ‘88

Today’s backstrokers owe a lot to Vassallo, Berkoff, Suzuki and the other backstrokers who paved the way for the manner with which how the stroke is now competed.


HardCore Swim of the Week: Jiayu represents rising tide of Asian backstrokers

Xu Jiayu’s world-leading 100 backstroke appears to have some big international implications.


An Open Letter, An Open Life: Dick Shoulberg

Courtesy of Chuck Warner, author, coach, and former president of the American Swimming Coaches Association.


Christy: An Intense Week In Sexual Abuse Includes Congressional Meeting

SwimSwam’s Ceci Christy disects what has been an intense week for USA Swimming.


Three Code of Conduct Changes Recommended by USA Swimming Rules Committee

Location:               Page 96 – 304.3  Code of Conduct Proposed by:        Safe Sport Committee Purpose:                To comply with the Minimum…


History Repeats Itself: Next Generation of Jager and Berkoff Clans Race in Same Heat of 50 Free

Jager and Berkoff, back in the same heat: music to our eyes. (Photo: Collin Baldacci)


David Teaches Gary How to be Cool

He’s not even being ironic when he does it either. You should’ve seen Gary’s face…but seriously, Gary, the Harlem Shake?

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Will Michael Phelps be Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year Again?

Swim News: ” From Mark Spitz to Shirley Babashoff and David Berkoff, Sports Illustrated has told swimming’s history in detail.” (Swim Photo Credit: Tim Binning, theswimpictures)


Olympian Alex Meyer Joins Harvard Men’s Coaching Staff

Open water star Alex Meyer is joining the staff at Harvard. (Photo Courtesy: Mike Lewis/OlaVistaPhotography.com)

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Dave and Gary Discuss the Sport’s Greatest, Kind Of

David: Coming in at number five: Shirley Babashoff. Queen Shali Baba was as good as they come, and one of the few people I can think of where saying “she went postal” means she went on to have a great job with benefits.