MISSION VIEJO, California, March 14. THE Orange County Register just broke news of a pair of situations regarding swim coaches acting inappropriately.
The first is that former Mission Viejo Nadadores coach Ad'm Dusenbury has been banned for life from USA Swimming after admitting to “having an inappropriate relations with a female teenage Nadadores swimmer”.
The second is that former FAST head coach Bill Jewell has quit his volunteer assistant coaching position at Golden West Swim Club following an investigation into allegations of “inappropriate conduct toward female teenage swimmers.”
USA Swimming released a strong statement to the Register regarding the Dusenbury banning, detailing what specifically occurred to cause the banning. This is extremely rare as USA Swimming tends to be very tight-lipped publicly about its investigations and ensuing bans, only choosing to refer to the Code of Conduct violations.
“USA Swimming has suspended for life former Mission Viejo Nadadores coach Daniel Ad'm Dusenbury and has added his name to the public list of banned individuals,” USA Swimming said in a statement released to the Register. “USA Swimming's case centered on Mr. Dusenbury's inappropriate relationship with a swimmer he coached while she was 15 and 16-years-old. The swimmer involved did not file a complaint with USA Swimming, denied any impropriety, and refused to participate in its investigation; however, Mr. Dusenbury concedes based on other evidence that an inappropriate relationship took place which violated USA Swimming's Code of Conduct. Therefore, Mr. Dusenbury elected not to contest the sanctions requested by USA Swimming, including a lifetime ban and publication of his name on USA Swimming's list of 'Individuals Permanently Suspended or Ineligible.'
Meanwhile, the Register reports that Jewell is under some heavy fire for alleged inappropriate conduct towards female swimmers.
The Register reports that according to documents it has acquired, “Jewell described one teenage female swimmer's breasts as a 'nice rack,' made comments to a 13-year-old girl about her virginity and sent text messages to female swimmers after hours, according to the documents. He showed up late for practices in the company of an underage female swimmer and was repeatedly seen leaving practice with a teenage swimmer.”
For the full story, check the OC Register report.