Tim Hinchey

USA Swimming: ‘We Will Work Closely With USOPC To Reschedule Olympic Trials’

USA Swimming has released a statement about the postponed ’20 Olympics, promising to reschedule Olympic Trials “to best align with Olympic Games preparation.”

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USA Swimming Chiede Formalmente Di Rinviare Le Olimpiadi

USA Swimming ha chiesto al Comitato Olimpico statunitense (USOPC) di sostenere il rinvio delle Olimpiadi del 2020 alla luce della pandemia COVID-19.

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USA Swimming Asks USOPC to Advocate for Postponing Tokyo Olympics

In a letter to the USOPC Friday, CEO Tim Hinchey asked the committee to advocate to push the Games back one year.

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Swimming Canada CEO Issues Statement Supporting Olympic Postponement

Ahmed El-Awadi “is very much aligned with many of the points” made by USA Swimming CEO Tim Hinchey regarding postponing the 2020 Olympics for one year.

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Nathan Adrian Raising Money for COVID-19 Relief Fund

Adrian will award a prize package to a donor that includes signed swimming memorabilia and a round of golf with Adrian and USA Swimming CEO Tim Hinchey

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USA Swimming Announces New $5 Million Keeping Athletes First Action Plan

USA Swimming will reinvest $5 million from the sale of USSIC into enhancing the organization’s SafeSport programs, including new education and certification programs.

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Jury Doesn’t Find USA Swimming Negligent, But Stockton Settlement Nets $1.125M

A California jury ruled that USA Swimming was not negligent in the case of a former Stockton swim coach who sexually abused a 13-year-old girl.

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USA Swimming Added As Defendants In Lawsuit Against Stockton Swim Club

USA Swimming is now a defendant in an updated filing of the civil lawsuit against a Stockton, CA swim club over alleged sexual abuse of a 13-year-old.

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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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Athletes Could Face 1-to-2-Year Bans If Energy For Swim Isn’t Approved

FINA’s refusal to approve the Energy for Swim 2018 meet could lead to bans of between one and two years to athletes who compete, sources say. And athletes are currently caught in the middle of the standoff, waiting for each other to make decisions on whether to compete in the unapproved meet.

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Former USA Gymnastics Boss Arrested, Accused of Evidence Tampering

Former USA Gymnastics CEO Steve Penny was arrested this week and accused of evidence tampering during an investigation into sex abuse allegations within the 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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Hinchey Testifies For Congress, Notes SafeSport Response Time

USA Swimming CEO Tim Hinchey testifed for a Senate Subcommittee Wednesday, giving some updates on USA Swimming’s progress in the area of SafeSport and especially emphasizing the need to speed up response time to sexual abuse complaints.

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Tim Hinchey Among CEOs to Testify For Congress Today

USA Swimming CEO Tim Hinchey will be one of five sports federation executives to testify before a Congressional Subcommitee today as part of a hearing about athlete safety.

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