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Joe Bernal Removed From ASCA Hall of Fame

Longtime swim coach Joe Bernal has been removed from the American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA) Hall of Fame after being banned by USA Swimming earlier this year.

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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…


Fordham University Rescinds Joe Bernal’s Hall of Fame Status After Ban

Former head coach Joe Bernal has seen his Hall of Fame honors at Fordham University rescinded after he was added to USA Swimming’s permanent ban list earlier this week.


ASCA Will Discuss Policy On Banned Coaches at September Meeting

The American Swimming Coaches’ Association (ASCA), the most powerful educational and organizational body of swim coaches in the United States,…


Joe Bernal Added To USA Swimming’s Banned List

Bernal was cited for violations of the USA Swimming code of conduct related to sexual conduct


“Bernal’s” No More, Gator Swim Club Formed in Massachusetts

Joe Bernal was a fixture in the New England swimming community for the last several decades. Besides a coaching stint…


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