Ex-VP says swimming must avoid abuse

Updated: April 30, 2010, 9:37 PM ET
Associated Press

As USA Swimming prepared to discuss a new plan to deal with a rash of sexual abuse cases, a former vice president said Friday the governing body has dragged its feet for years and still isn't doing enough to prevent coaches from having improper contact with athletes.

Mike Saltzstein, a vice president at USA Swimming from 2000-06 and a member of the organization for three decades, sent a letter this week recommending what he said are six decisive steps to deal with a culture that makes it ...

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