U.S. Paralympic Cycling leaders are assisting U.S. Para Swimming after a lawsuit filed Friday left the organization reeling from allegations of negligence.
The USOPC said Friday that it placed two staff members on administrative leave and stopped the work of several contractors with U.S. Paralympics Swimming.
A lawsuit filed Friday alleges that Paralympic swimmer Robert Griswold sexually and physically assaulted a teammate with an intellectual disability.
L’oro paralimpico Robert Griswold è stato accusato di aver aggredito sessualmente almeno un membro della squadra nazionale
Mulitple accusers are seeking legal redress against two-time Paralympic gold medalist Robert Griswold as well as U.S. Paralympic Swimming for negligence.
Paralympic Champion Robert Griswold Accused of Sexually Assaulting Teammate with Intellectual Disability
Paralympian Robert Griswold has been accused of sexually assaulting at least one member of the U.S. National Team, a swimmer with intellectual impairment.
It’s the second time that Griswold has appeared in the SafeSport database after he was first added in September of 2020, also on allegations of misconduct.
Struempf won the women’s 400 free, finished second in the 100 fly, and anchored Orinda Aquatics’ winning women’s 800 free relay all in one night.
Italy topped the medal table for the second straight World Para Swimming Championships. Italy’s Simone Barlaam(above) can be seen celebrating his world record
Barlaam crushed his own 100 free S9 world record by .8 to win gold for Italy, helping further establish their dominance on the medal table after day four.
USA’s team of Ellie Marks, Leanne Smith, Abbas Karimi, and Rudy Garcia-Tolson (above) shaved .10 off China’s World record in the 4×50 mixed medley relay.
Two more world records were taken down Monday as Italy widened its medals lead on Day 2 of the Para World Swimming Championships in Madeira, Portugal.
29-time Paralympic medalist Jessica Long was among the 25 swimmers named to the American roster for the 2022 Para World Championships.
Leanne Smith won her 5th gold medal and broke her 3rd World Record in 3 days of racing this weekend in Indianapolis, Indiana.