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USA Swimming releases timeline of Rick Curl investigation

By Bryan Flaherty

Less than an hour after issuing a lifetime ban to former Curl-Burke head coach Rick Curl, USA Swi

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mming has released their timeline of events regarding the investigation into the allegations of sexual abuse in the 1980s from Curl’s former swimmer Kelly Davies Currin.

According to the timeline, Curl informed USA Swimming on Wednesday that he would waive his right to a final board of review hearing and “voluntarily and permanently” accept a lifetime ban from swimming’s governing body. His name was added to the list of 67 individuals receiving lifetime bans, 12 of which were issued in 2011 and 2012.

Rick Curl Investigation Chronology*

1.

April 2011: USA Swimming receives a report from a former swimmer who had heard from his roommate that Mr. Curl had an inappropriate relationship with a minor female swimmer in the 1980s and that a confidential legal settlement had been entered into. USA Swimming initiates an investigation.

2.

April 2012: USA Swimming identifies and locates Kelly Currin. USA Swimming’s Director of Safe Sport contacts Ms. Currin who agrees to file a complaint. USA Swimming’s investigator interviews Ms. Currin. Investigation ongoing.

3.

July 23, 2012: USA Swimming initiates a petition against Mr. Curl under its rules, seeking to temporarily suspend his membership at an emergency hearing, and to permanently ban him from membership and place his name on USA Swimming’s published list of Individuals Permanently Suspended or Ineligible for USA Swimming membership.

4.

August 1, 2012: Mr. Curl waives his right to an emergency hearing, and his USA Swimming membership is temporarily suspended by the USA

Swimming National Board of Review, pending a final hearing on the action, set for September 19, 2012.*

5.

September 18, 2012: Mr. Curl informs the National Board of Review that he is: voluntarily and permanently relinquishing his USA Swimming membership; waiving his right to a final National Board of Review hearing, and accepting the sanction requested by USA Swimming.*

6.

September 18, 2012: The USA Swimming National Board of Review enters an order revoking Mr. Curl’s membership, permanently banning him from membership; and directing that his name be placed on USA Swimming’s published list of Individuals Permanently Suspended or Ineligible for USA Swimming Membership.

*Release from the USA Swimming website.

Related Links:

1. Rick Curl banned for life by USA Swimming over improper relationship

2. Prominent local swim coach Rick Curl banned for life over improper relationship

3. USA Swimming denies cover-up with former coach

4. Rick Curl accepts provisional suspension from USA Swimming

5. USA Swimming to hold emergency hearing on coach Rick Curl

6. Rick Curl faces disciplinary hearing

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