Former competitive swimmer, abuse survivor, trying to make the world a better place-one day at a time.

There are 198 coaches on the USA Swimming's and The Center for SafeSport's banned, and or suspended list

About a week ago I decided to check out the disciplinary records on the Center for Safesports website, to see what swimming coaches have been banned, suspended, or some other type of confusing punishment for alleged misconduct, criminal dispositions etc. I did not expect to find what I did. Reading this list really got me thinking, why has no one reported this list of coaches in the Media? Why has the most popular swimming news site-not reported these coaches? Why is the media keeping USA Swimming's dirty little secret-secret?

There are currently 30 coaches on this list (USOC Safesport) and these do NOT include the list of banned coaches on the USA Swimming website, except for 14 that have recently been added. These do not include suspended coaches, or banned coaches still in appeal, only the coaches that have been permanently banned by Safesport -ALL have criminal dispositions.  That leaves 16 still on the list at Safesport, in some sort of waiting to see what happens twilight zone. I say twilight zone because who knows what really goes on at the Center for Safesport, they are not exactly transparent.

Here's what the numbers look like as of today 9/8/18:

USA Swimming list of permanently banned coaches- 162

USA Swimming list of Temporarily suspended coaches- 20

USOC Center for Safesport minus the ones added to USA Swimming's list of permanently banned coaches- 16

Grand total=198 

Here's the list from The Center for Safesport:

1.        Bobby Bittner Interim Measure - Suspension

Beaufort, NC Swimming

Decision date 05/08/2018-Allegations of Misconduct- Interim Suspension

2.        Christian Valcarce- Permanently Ineligible

Decision date 01/04/2018 -Criminal disposition - sexual misconduct Violation

3.        Curtis Klausner Interim Measure - Suspension

Decision date—Allegations of Misconduct -Interim Suspension

4.        Daniel Kostovny Permanently Ineligible

Decision date 08/10/2018-Criminal disposition - sexual misconduct Violation

5.        Donald Graham Permanently Ineligible

Ranchos De Taos, NM

Decision date 09/04/2018 -Sexual misconduct involving minor (subject to appeal / not yet final) Violation

6.        Harrison Franks Permanently Ineligible

Decision date 08/02/2018 -Criminal disposition - sexual misconduct Violation

7.        James Cutrone Permanently Ineligible

Brooklyn, NY

Decision date 01/04/2018-Criminal disposition - sexual misconduct Violation

8.        Jarret Sadler Ineligible

Decision date 08/28/2018- Criminal disposition - sexual misconduct Violation

9.        Jeremy Anderson Interim Measure - Suspension

Santa Clarita, CA

Decision date 03/13/2018 -Allegations of Misconduct- Interim Suspension

10.     Joel Staiman Permanently Ineligible

Cherry Hill, NJ

Decision date 03/12/2018 -Criminal disposition - involving a minor Violation

11.     John Smith Permanently Ineligible

Decision date 04/10/2018 -Criminal disposition - involving a minor Violation

12.     John Goelz Permanently Ineligible

Decision date 07/06/2018 -Criminal disposition - involving a minor Violation

13.     Johnathon Corbett Permanently Ineligible

Brooklyn Park, MN

Decision date 05/04/2018-Criminal Disposition - involving minor (subject to appeal / not yet final) Violation

14.     Joshua Lawson Educational- Program; Probation; Suspension

Edmond, OK

Decision date 11/06/2017 -Sexual misconduct - Sexual harassment - Violation

15.     Mark Schremmer Interim Measure - Suspension

Decision date 02/08/2018 Allegations of Misconduct - Interim Suspension

16.     Matt Elliott Permanently Ineligible

Mechanicsville, VA

Decision date 04/09/2018 -Criminal disposition - involving a minor Violation Related - Abuse of process Violation

17.     Matthew Lincoln Permanently Ineligible

Decision date 02/25/2018 -Criminal disposition - involving a minor Violation

18.     Matthew Johnsen Permanently Ineligible

Bowling Green, OH

Decision date 04/02/2018 -Criminal disposition - sexual misconduct Violation

19.     Michael McCorvy Permanently Ineligible

Magnolia, TX

Decision date 04/11/2018 -Criminal Disposition - sexual misconduct (subject to appeal / not yet final) Violation

20.     Nathan Weddle Permanently Ineligible

Raleigh, NC

Decision date 01/23/2018-Criminal disposition - involving a minor Violation

21.     Nicholas Walkotten Ineligible

Decision date 08/28/2018-Criminal disposition - involving a minor Violation

22.     Nick Daddabbo Interim Measure - Suspension

Decision date 08/06/2018 -Allegations of Misconduct -Interim Suspension

23.     Patrick Hamilton Permanently Ineligible

Bremerton, WA

Decision date 04/26/2018 -Criminal disposition - involving a minor Violation

24.     Peter Buecher Interim Measure - Suspension

Decision date 05/10/2018 -Allegations of Misconduct- Interim Suspension

25.     Rick Moulton Interim Measure - Suspension

Decision date 08/17/2018- Allegations of Misconduct, Interim Suspension

26.     Ryan Torie- Permanently Ineligible

Decision date 04/17/2018- Criminal disposition - involving a minor Violation

27.     Sean Hutchison Interim Measure - Suspension

Decision date 02/08/2018 -Allegations of Misconduct- Interim Suspension

28.     Shannon Foster -Permanently Ineligible

Decision date 04/11/2018

Criminal disposition - involving a minor Violation, Related - Failure to report

29.     Steven Ortiz- Permanently Ineligible

Decision date 05/23/2018 Criminal disposition - involving a minor Violation

30.      Walter Winkler Interim Measure - Suspension

Cheyenne, WY

Decision date 02/21/2018- Allegations of Misconduct- Interim Suspension

=30

USA Swimming list of Permanently Banned Coaches:

ABBEY   Kristopher           TX           8/20/2012            304.3.5, 304.3.15

ADKINS Ryan      IL             6/9/2010              304.3.4(iii), .15

ANDERSEN          D. Jay    IL             10/27/2014         304.3.19

ANDERSON         Keith     TN          2/10/2006            304.3.4 (i)(iii), .15

ARABAS               Charles AZ           2/18/2003            304.3.4 (i)(iii), .15

BAKER   David     NY          11/17/2017         304.3.7, 304.3.19

BARTLESON        Aaron    CA          4/22/2009            *

BECK      Matt      CO          8/10/2012            304.3.5, 304.3.6, 304.3.18

BERNAL Joseph  MA         2/23/2016            304.3.5, 304.3.5, 304.3.5

BOUZINA             Khalid    CA          11/3/2010            304.3.4, 304.3.15

BOWMAN           Steven  WI          10/10/2007         304.3.5

BURT     Thomas OH          10/9/2008            304.3.4(i)

CARAGOL            Robert  FL            2/13/2009            304.3.4(i)(iii)

CARD     Tyler      MI          8/9/2016              304.3.6, 304.3.7, 304.3.19

CARRINGTON    Matthew             IN           4/16/2015            304.3.6, 304.3.8, 304.3.19

CARTER Dennis  MI          3/29/2013            304.3.4, 304.3.15

CHAPMAN          Kevin     OH          7/16/2008            304.3.4(iii), 304.3.5

CHOCRON           Simon   FL            10/8/2001            304.3.4(i)(iii), 304.3.5, 304.3.15

CLAY      Ross       MA         4/2/2010              304.3.5, 304.3.15

CURL     Rick        MD         9/18/2012            450.1, 450.1, 401.1

CUTRONE            James   NJ           1/4/2018              304.3.17

DANIELS               Tanner  MN        4/10/2017            304.3.6, 304.3.19

DE ARAGON, II  Francisco X.        FL            7/15/2015            304.3.6, 304.3.8, 304.3.19

DELCORE              Joshua  IL             6/11/2004            304.3.4(iii), 304.3.15

DEMOTT              Jeffrey  GA          1/6/2015              304.3.4, 304.3.8, 304.3.19, 305.1, 305.2

DIAZ      Joseph  FL            6/17/2014            304.3.6, 304.3.8, 304.3.19

DJANG  Lincoln  NM        1/7/2000              304.3.4(iii)

DRURY  Alvin      CA          11/8/2002            304.3.4(i)(iii), 304.3.15

DUSENBURY       Daniel Ad'm        CA          3/14/2013            304.3.5, 304.3.15, 304.3.4, 304.3.17, 305.1

DUWEL Stephen               AR          9/24/2015            304.3.6, 304.3.8A, 304.3.19

ELLIOTT Matthew             VA          4/9/2018              304.3.17

EMERY  Daniel   NM        9/2/2010              304.3.4(i), 304.3.15

ESPINOLA            Zoe        HI            9/14/2010            304.3.4(i), 304.3.15

FERGUSON         Michael CT           8/22/2003            304.3.4(iii), 304.3.15

FORREST              Matthew             NH          6/11/2015            304.3.5, 304.3.5

FOSTER Shannon              NC          4/11/2018            304.3.17

FRANKLIN           Steven  MO        11/12/2012         304.3.5, 304.3.4, 304.3.7, 304.3.8, 305.1

FRANKS Harrison               TX           8/2/2018              304.3.17

FRATANTONI     David     MA         9/9/2013              304.3.4, 304.3.8A, 304.3.18

FULLER Kenneth              PA          7/31/2012            304.3.6, 304.3.18

GALLARDO          Rogelio CA          10/31/2008         304.3.4(i)(iii)

GARCIA Steven  CA          4/4/2017              304.3.6, 304.3.7, 304.3.19

GASKINS              Scott      AZ           11/5/2010            304.3.5, 304.3.15

GHANDTCHI       Adrian   FL            10/25/2012         304.3.6, 304.3.8, 305.1

GOELZ   John      IN           7/6/2018              304.3.17

GOODNER, SR.  Gary      FL            11/3/2014            304.3.5, 304.3.5, 304.3.15

GREENE                Matt      NY          3/14/2016            304.3.6, 304.3.19

GRIFFITH             Robert  FL            2/27/2015            304.3.6, 304.3.8A, 304.3.19

GYNAN Bernard                VA          1/28/2003            304.3.4(i)(iii), 304.3.15

HAHN    Darek    CA          12/5/1991            *

HAHN    Jamie    GA          9/11/2012            304.3.6(i)(iii)(iv), 304.3.17, 305.1

HAMILTON         Patrick  WA         8/10/2017            304.3.6, 304.3.7, 304.3.19

HIGHLANDS        Laurel    PA          6/27/2015            304.3.4, 304.3.18, 305.1, 305.2, 305.5, 305.7

HINDSON            Brian      IN           4/4/2008              304.3.4(i)(iii), 304.3.5, 304.3.15

HOWELL               Andrew MI          7/22/2013            304.3.6, 304.3.18

HUDSON              William DE           2/21/2012            304.3.6(i)(iii)(iv), 304.3.17

HUNTER               Pierce   CA          9/22/2011            304.3.6(i)(iii)

HUOTT  Christopher        MD         6/17/2014            304.3.6(i)(iii), 304.3.8A, 304.3.19, 450.1, 450.1, 401.1

IVANCIC               Craig      KS           11/28/2004         304.3.4(i)(iii), 304.3.15

IVEY       Mitch    CA          11/21/2013         450.1

JEANNERET         Patrick  OH          6/18/2013            304.3.6, 304.3.8A, 304.3.18

JEFFERIS               Matthew             PA          8/30/2002            304.3.4(i)(iii), 304.3.15

JENSEN Michelle               SC           6/14/2013            304.3.6, 304.3.18

JOHNSEN             Matthew             OH          4/2/2018              304.3.17

JORGENSEN       Jayme   UT          6/17/2015            304.3.15, 304.3.19

KELLY     Timothy               MA         10/17/2009         304.3.4(i)(iii), 304.3.15

KEMENY               Jeremy SC           2/10/2003            304.3.4(i)(iii), 304.3.15

KIM        Jung Wook          CA          8/26/2013            304.3.6, 304.3.13, 304.3.18

KING     Andrew CA          7/23/2009            304.3.4(i)(iii), 304.3.5, 304.3.15

KING     Donald  OR          5/11/2009            304.3.5, 304.3.15

KOSTOVNY         Daniel   PA          8/10/2018            304.3.17

LANS     Erick       MA         3/27/2013            401.1

LAWRENCE         Ray         IN           3/8/2011              450.1, 401.1

LAYRAL Gilbert Wayne   CA          7/29/2015            304.3.15, 304.3.15

LEAR      Jason Michael    FL            1/15/2010            304.3.4(i), 304.3.5, 304.3.15

LINCOLN              Matthew             NY          2/17/2018            304.3.17

LYTLE     Jason     CA          3/31/2004            304.3.4(i)(iii), 304.3.15

MADDAN, III      Jack        TX           8/26/2015            304.3.5, 304.3.15, 304.3.8A

MARCEL               Alan       CT           1/28/2015            304.3.6, 304.3.8, 304.3.19

MARGHEIM        David     SD           12/12/2007         304.3.11

MARTINS             Leonardo             FL            11/11/2015         304.3.8, 304.3.19

MATUSZAK         Mark     FL            3/27/2013            304.3.4, 304.3.7, 304.3.17

MCCLAIN             Shannan              AR          7/29/2014            304.3.6, 304.3.19

MCHUGH            Donald  IL             10/12/2004         304.3.4(iii) 304.3.15

MEAD   Maureen             MD         2/16/2016            304.3.4, 304.3.19, 305.3

MEAD   Patrick  MD         6/3/2016              304.3.5, 304.3.15

MENDENHALL   Daniel Scott        CA          1/27/2014            304.3.5, 304.3.15

MENDOZA          Sean      CA          4/16/2012            304.3.5

MIELKE Donald  WI          6/27/2014            304.3.6, 304.3.8A, 304.3.19

MOKLER               Diana     KY           2/6/2008              304.3.4(i), 304.3.11, 304.3.15

MORRISETTE      Matthew             VA          11/29/2012         304.3.5

NELLIS   G. Chris NY          4/15/2015            304.3.6, 304.3.8, 304.3.19

NGUYEN              Tim         CA          9/7/2017              304.3.6, 304.3.7, 304.3.19

NORTH Stephanie           ID            9/25/2013            304.3.6, 304.3.8A, 304.3.18

NORTHWAY        Douglas TX           10/22/1997         *

O'BRIEN               F. Tim    TX           3/8/2016              304.3.5, 304.3.5

ORTIZ    Steven  CA          5/23/2018            304.3.17

PACHIOLO           Nick       NJ           5/9/2014              304.3.6, 304.3.8A, 304.3.19

PANEM Chase    FL            9/5/2012              304.3.6

PANTERA**       James   CA          10/14/2013         **, 304.3.6, 304.3.14, 304.3.18

PATTERSON        Vicki L.  WI          9/29/2010            304.3.4(i), 304.3.15

PELTIER Steven  NJ           8/27/2001            304.3.4(i)(iii), 304.3.15

PERRY   Dustin   ID            6/22/2014            304.3.8, 304.3.19

PICARD****      Andrew MA         4/28/2016            ****, 304.3.6, 304.3.19

POLDEVAART     Aaron    IA            7/18/2017            304.3.7, 304.3.19

POOLER                James   AZ           8/20/2008            401.1

PRIDEMORE       Michael SC           4/23/2004            304.3.5, 304.3.15

REYNOLDS           David     AR          7/7/2016              304.3.6, 304.3.19

ROCK     Bruce    AZ           11/19/2013         304.3.6, 304.3.18

ROGERS               Alan A.  WI          7/1/2005              304.3.4(iii)

ROGGENBIHL     William CA          7/11/2000            304.3.4(iii), 304.3.5, 304.3.15

RONAYNE            Ryan      WI          10/20/2015         304.3.6, 304.3.8, 304.3.19

ROSENFELD        Louis      NH          10/4/2013            304.3.4, 304.3.6, 304.3.18

RUCKER***        Noah     VA          1/31/2013            ***, 304.3.6

SABATINO           James (JJ)            NH          12/2/2016            304.3.5, 304.3.15 304.3.7, 304.3.17, 304.3.8, 304.3.18, 305.1

SADLER Jarret    TX           8/28/2018            304.3.17

SARGENT             Kim        TN          6/3/2010              304.3.4(i), 304.3.15

SAVAGE               Neil        GA          9/9/2014              304.3.5, 304.3.15, 304.3.7, 304.3.17, 304.3.8, 304.3.18, 305.1

SCANDALIS         William CA          11/17/1999         304.3.4(i)(iii)

SCHEIRING          Robert  ND          7/23/2009            304.3.4(i)(iii), 304.3.15

SCHWERZLER     John      NJ           12/1/2004            304.3.4(i)(iii), 304.3.15

SEIPLE   Sam       OH          11/7/2017            304.3.6, 304.3.8, 304.3.19

SFIRE     John      MN        1/5/2017              450.1, 401.1

SHEPPARD          Ben        CA          6/5/2013              304.3.7, 304.3.17

SMALL  Thomas MD         4/3/2014              304.3.5

SMITH   Derek    NY          8/11/2015            304.3.8, 304.3.6, 304.3.19

SMITH   John (Jay)            OH          4/10/2018            304.3.17

SMITH   Tucker  VA          12/23/2013         304.3.4, 304.3.6, 304.3.8A, 304.3.18, 305.1

SODERLING        J. Michael            KS           7/25/2013            304.3.8, 304.3.17

SOUSA  Todd      CA          4/29/2011            304.3.6(i)(iii)(iv), 304.3.17

SPAULDING        Eric         OH          9/9/2015              304.3.6, 304.3.19

STAIMAN            Joel        NJ           3/12/2018            304.3.17

STEELE  Stephen               FL            7/17/2012            304.3.6, 304.3.18

STOUDER             Cameron             IN           9/27/2011            304.3.4, 304.3.6, 304.3.17, 305.3

STOVALL              Jesse     CA          10/15/2009         304.3.5, 304.3.15

SUNDBAKKEN   Melody ND          4/30/2012            304.3.6(i), 304.3.13

TEEL       David     CA          4/10/2012            304.3.5

THOMAS              Jamie    NC          11/19/2013         304.3.4, 304.3.6, 304.3.8A, 304.3.18, 305.1, 305.5.1

TINSLEY William FL            7/21/2008            304.3.4(i)(iii)

TORIE    Ryan      PA          4/17/2018            304.3.17

TRITES   L. John  PA          2/25/2013            401.1

UCHIYAMA         Everett CA          1/31/2006            304.3.5, 304.3.15

VALCARCE           Christian              UT          1/4/2018              304.3.17

VANDENBERG   Patrick  NC          6/11/2015            304.3.6, 304.3.15

VANLIESHOUT   Paul       LA           2/6/2013              304.3.4, 304.3.5, 304.3.15

VANMATRE        Traci       TX           10/22/2012         304.3.7, 305.1

VERNACE             Jeffrey  MO        4/11/2005            304.3.4(iii), 304.3.15

WALKER               P. Mark TN          3/12/2015            401.1, 304.3.8, 304.3.19

WAID    Christopher        TX           10/9/2013            304.3.4, 304.3.8, 304.3.18, 305.1

WALKOTTEN      Nicholas               NC          8/28/2018            304.3.17

WARD   Robert  TX           7/1/2010              304.3.4(i), 304.3.15

WEBB    Christian              ND          3/11/2011            304.3.4(i)(iii), 304.3.15

WEBER  Joe         PA          2/25/2013            401.1, 304.3.4

WEDDLE               Nathan NC          1/24/2018            304.3.17

WHEAT Christopher        IN           12/8/2009            304.3.4(i)(iii), 304.3.5, 304.3.15

WILLIAMS           Brian      CA          2/19/2009            *

WILLIAMS           Gregory T.           NC          3/11/2015            304.3.6, 304.3.19

WINSLOW           Greg      UT          2/12/2014            304.3.5, 304.3.15

WOODWARD     Bryan    FL            3/7/2012              304.3.6(i)(iii)(iv)

WOODYARD       Jeffrey  VA          9/22/2008            304.3.4(i)(iii)

WOOLSEY            Scott      VT           10/22/1997         *

WULLSCHLEGER                Michael NC          10/22/2008         304.3.4(i)

=162

USA Swimming's List Suspended coaches:

ALLRED Mika      CA          11/14/2014         11/14/2024         304.3.4, 304.3.8B, 304.3.19

BABYLON             Kristopher           LA           9/9/2016              9/9/2026              304.3.15, 304.3.19, 305.4

BACKLER              Elizabeth              MA         11/24/2015         11/24/2022         304.3.6, 304.3.8A, 304.3.9, 304.3.19

BOWEN Victor    MA         3/6/2014              Indefinite            304.3.6, 304.3.18, 304.3.19

CHENG Shu Han               TX           10/17/2017         10/17/2027         304.3.8, 304.3.19

COOPER               Thania   FL            10/9/2017            10/9/2029            304.3.15, 304.3.19

DAIGNEAULT     Lois        NM        12/26/2014         12/26/2021         304.3.14, 304.3.18, 304.3.15, 304.3.19

ELLIOTT Matthew             VA          1/30/2018            1/30/2020            304.3.17

FRAENKEL           Derick "Tom"     GA          4/16/2018            4/16/2019            304.3.4, 305.1

HABIG   Michael LA           5/15/2015            5/15/2022            304.3.6

KELLER  Patrick (PJ)          GA          7/1/2015              7/1/2025              304.3.15, 304.3.19

KILLAM Kameron             OK          4/16/2014            4/16/2024            304.3.6, 304.3.9, 304.3.19

LAWSON              Joshua  OK          11/21/2017         11/20/2018         304.3.17

MANSER              Jamie    NY          9/11/2013            9/11/2018            304.3.4, 304.3.8A, 304.3.14, 304.3.18, 305.1

MAYBERRY        Carolyn MS         11/20/2014         11/20/2019         304.3.4, 304.3.8, 304.3.19, 305.1

MIMS    Travis    FL            4/20/2015            4/20/2021            304.3.6, 304.3.19

NORYS  Kohlton CA          4/6/2017              4/6/2022              304.3.7, 304.3.19

SMITH   Justin    MS         4/8/2013              12/31/2018         304.3.5, 304.3.7, 304.3.10

WEEKS  David     GA          6/2/2015              6/2/2025              304.3.4, 305.1

WITHEY Jess        CA          6/27/2016            6/27/2023            304.3.6, 304.3.15, 304.3.19

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Why is no one talking about this?

I have said before that there's no difference between  USA Swimming and the Catholic Church. When USA swimming does not  ban coaches, when they don't take disciplinary action when coaches act inappropriately (Bob Bowman). This allows coaches to move around all over the country, and world where they can continue to abuse swimmers. Please tell me how this is different, and why no one is talking about this? 

To make things worse, there are coaches NOT on this list that have allegations against them. USA Swimming, and the Center for SafeSport are covering up the issues that surround these coaches. I've said it before, the Center for SafeSport-is not there the help athletes, they are there to find information, that might be able to be used against the USOC and the NGB's. The coaches on the list at The Center for SafeSport, are low hanging fruit, they were easy to ban or suspend-same goes for USA Swimming.

Things will never change if people don't speak up, if people do not tell the truth! You are complicit in these crimes, if you do not report, if you keep silent, if you do not tell the truth, if you worry that your swim school, or swim team will not attract kids if you speak out. What would you do if something happened to your child, sister, brother, mom, dad, wife, husband or friend? Would you sit back and worry about what might happen to your job, your swim school? What would swimming look like if everyone who knew the truth about what has gone on in the past, or is going on now, would speak up and do the right thing? Maybe it would prevent further victims, and maybe it would prevent it happening to someone you love. I hope that no one EVER has to deal with being abused, or a loved one being abused. There are profound repercussions for the victims, and the ones who love them.

Will you do the right thing?