Articles matching tag: Swimming
- Column: USA Swimming Succumbs to PressureJune 4, 2014
Chalk this one up to the power of the people, with an assist from the media. Days after a petition signed by 19 women who had been sexually abused by their swim coaches was made public, USA Swimming and the International Swimming Hall of Fame announced that USA Swimming executive director Chuck Wielgus withdrew his name from consideration for induction into the International Swimming Hall of Fame. At the time of the withdrawal, the petition had been signed by more than 700 sympathizers. Greg Louganis, one of this country’s most beloved Olympic swimmers, had also tweeted out his support for the movement to rescind Wielgus’ nomination to the Hall.