Sunday, August 05, 2012
Would USA Swimming ever use...
Penn State University football has forfeited wins, been banned from the post season, agreed to pay a steep fine, been slapped with recruiting restrictions, and their players have become (to use the pro sports term) unrestricted free agents.
If a USA Swimming club program covered up abuse by one of its coaches, could/would USA Swimming take similar steps to penalize a team?
Wins - Could/would USA Swimming attempt to take away national, junior national, sectional, etc. team championships?
Could/would USA Swimming ban a program from Grand Prix, Sectional, National, etc. competitions?
Could/would USA Swimming hit an offending club with a big fine?
Could/would USA Swimming put a "hold" on a team's new & transfer swimmer registrations?
Could/would USA Swimming allow transfers from an offending swim club to be immediately eligible to swim for another club?
Could/would USA Swimming allow other swim clubs to openly recruit athletes from an offending club?
Catch up on swimming's latest black eye here.