Tue, 10 March 2015
Competitive swimming can be a joy for thousands of young people across the country. But an article in Outside Magazine by journalist Rachel Sturtz uncovers some of the hidden horrors that many young children – primarily girls but also boys – have experienced at the hands of their highly respected coaches. These coaches have been protected by the USA swimming federation and often moved to smaller clubs when their crimes against children have been reported. We warn listeners that this piece includes the description of a particularly horrific incident experienced by one woman who is now openly challenging USA swimming to stop protecting coaches who rape children.