USA Swimming Club Development Director Pat Hogan Resigns

Pat Hogan, USA Swimming’s Club Development Managing Director, has become the 2nd high-ranking USA Swimming employee to resign on Thursday. USA Swimming announced his resignation in a press release, and he joins Safe Sport Director Susan Woessner, who announced her resignation earlier in the day.

Hogan served in his role from 2003-2018.

According to USA Swimming’s release:

“He was responsible for overseeing a comprehensive effort to support and strengthen the club system in the USA, including a significant expansion of field services to member clubs and coaches, creation of a Facilities Development Department, as well as the establishment of several creative recognition and education programs targeted at clubs and coaches. During this period, USA Swimming membership has grown 24% and athlete and coach retention rates are at all-time highs.”

“Since the creation of the Club Development division, it has provided service to every club in the country from large to small through education, recognition programs, organizational consulting, performance consulting, camps and more,” USA Swimming CEO and President Tim Hinchey said. “Pat’s work in building the programs and services within this division will continue to be a key part of our future as an organization.”

Hogan, like Woessner, also had his resignation letter published (read here). Unlike Woessner, however, Hogan did not specify a reson for his resignation. He also didn’t address the reasons for his departure nor the rumors surrounding a relationship he had with a former swimmer. Hogan’s first wife began training for him at the age of 17, when Hogan was 27. The two later married, but Hogan told the New York Times in 2010 that both were adults when the relationship began.


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2 years ago

See ya Pat! It was nice knowing you!

2 years ago

The lesson of today is: if you have dirt on a coach, call the cops, not USA swimming

Reply to  Sccoach
2 years ago

As it should always have been. USA swimming is not now nor ever been set up to be law enforcement. If they cheat in the pool call USA swimming. If they break the law call the cops.

2 years ago

Quite honestly, this is a long time coming (and frankly too late). This really should be the beginning (after Woessner) of many of the higher ups in USA Swimming to step down. I was unimpressed with the email from Tim Hinchey, but I am hopeful he is cleaning house. The membership deserves transparency and accountability.

Reply to  Gatorfan22
2 years ago

If it weren’t for swim swam and posted links, I would have no clue what the USA swimming email was talking about.

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