To supplement their list of individuals who are permanently banned from coaching or participating in USA Swimming, USA Swimming has released a list of individuals who are banned temporarily. The list allows the public to know about individuals whose membership has been suspended for violations of USA Swimming’s Code of Conduct.
The list is part of USA Swimming’s Safe Sport initiative to promote transparency within the organization and on its teams nationwide.
“Safe Sport created a culture of community vigilance against actions that compromise the safety of our members,” said USA Swimming Director of Safe Sport Susan Woessner. “We have zero tolerance for Code of Conduct violations and publishing the names of those who commit such acts is an important part in safeguarding all youth sport participants. This is one of the many resources we provide to help prevent or stop harmful situations.”
The now-public list hopefully will help prevent cases such as the Lois Daigneault incident where Daigneault was hired by the Kelowna Aqua Jets six months after her suspension began. The Aqua Jets said they were not aware of her temporary suspension; at the time, only permanent ones were readily available on the USA Swimming site.
The list only includes individuals who are currently suspended and does not reflect past suspensions.
Coaches for whom we could quickly identify possible reasons for suspensions:
The list is printed below:
|First Name||Last Name||State||Suspension
|Code of Conduct Section|
|Mika||Allred||CA||11/14/2014||11/14/2024||304.3.4, 304.3.8(B), 304.3.19|
|Elizabeth||Backler||MA||11/24/2015||11/24/2022||304.3.6, 304.3.8(A), 304.3.9,304.3.19|
|Victor||Bowen||MA||3/6/2014||Indefinite||304.3.6, 304.3.18, 304.3.19|
|Lois||Daigneault||NM||12/26/2014||12/26/2021||304.3.14, 304.3.18, 304.3.15,304.3.19|
|Patrick (PJ)||Keller||GA||7/1/2015||7/1/2025||304.3.15, 304.3.19|
|Kameron||Killiam||OK||4/16/2014||4/16/2024||304.3.6, 304.3.9, 304.3.19|
|Jamie||Manser||NY||9/11/2013||9/11/2018||304.3.4, 304.3.8(A), 304.3.14,304.3.18, 305.1|
|Carolyn||Mayberry||MS||11/20/2014||11/20/2019||304.3.4, 304.3.8, 304.3.19, 305.1|
|Justin||Smith||MS||4/8/2013||12/31/2018||304.3.5, 304.3.7, 304.3.10|
|Sarah||Torrey||FL||1/15/2015||1/15/2017||304.3.4, 304.3.8, 304.3.19, 305.1|
*Occurred prior to current Code of Conduct, information not available, or no Code of Conduct section applies.