USA Swimming has released a statement regarding the emergency hearing that has been scheduled with Curl Burke Swim Club founder Rick Curl:
USA Swimming was provided with information late Friday afternoon which enabled it to initiate the Board of Review process. We requested an expedited hearing on Monday and have invited the alleged victim to testify. We hope she will take part in this process, as reporting remains an integral part of the Safe Sport program.
In order to protect the integrity of the case, I cannot comment further on its details except to confirm that USA Swimming has initiated the process in place to deal with complaints of sexual misconduct. The reporting process is one element of USA Swimming’s comprehensive Safe Sport program which includes efforts in each of six different areas: Polices & Guidelines, Screening & Selection, Training & Education, Monitoring & Supervision, Recognizing, Reporting, & Responding and Engagement & Feedback.
For more on USA Swimming’s Safe Sport program, please visit www.usaswimming.org/protect.