Six women have filed civil lawsuits against USA Swimming, its local associations in California and three now-banned coaches claiming the national governing body failed to protect them from abuse by those coaches. Among individuals named in the suits are former U. Olympic and national team coach Mitch Ivey, former U. The lawsuits are believed to be the first major filings under a new California law that allows sexual abuse victims to confront in court their abusers and the organizations that protected predators. Assembly Bill , which went into effect on Jan.
USA Swimming faces lawsuit filed by several alleged victims of sexual abuse
Sex abuse victims tell USA Swimming leaders to clean their house
Six women have sued U. Swimming, saying the national governing body for the sport failed to protect them from coaches who were sexual predators when they were preteens and teenagers decades ago, according to multiple civil lawsuits filed in two California courts. The lawsuits, filed by women now in their 40s and 50s, claim that the organization enabled those coaches to sexually assault girls and young women for years. She said she was abused in the s by her former coach, Andrew King. He is serving a prison sentence of 40 years for child molestation. Grodensky and three other plaintiffs in her lawsuit sued U. Swimming under a recent California law that opened a three-year window in which people can file sex-abuse claims that had expired under the statute of limitations.
Six women file lawsuits against USA Swimming over alleged sexual abuse by coaches
Six women have filed lawsuits against USA Swimming, claiming that local associations in California and the governing body did not protect them from abuse from three now-banned coaches. Three lawsuits were filed this month from the women, listing former U. Olympic and national team coach Mitch Ivey, former U. The lawsuit states that USA Swimming, as well as the local clubs and associations, assisted in creating a culture of abuse by refusing to address predatory behavior from many in the program.
In recent years, the interest of female dominance in long-distance swimming has grown where several newspaper articles have been published speculating about female performance and dominance—especially in open-water ultra-distance swimming. The aim of this narrative review is to review the scientific literature regarding the difference between the sexes for all swimming strokes i. The influence of various physiological, psychological, anthropometrical and biomechanical aspects to potentially explain the female dominance was also discussed.