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"It was because USA swimming believed the coaches contention that the relationship was consensual, and I just want to say it's not possible to have a truly consensual relationship. Given the power dynamics. And the fact that coaches literally hold the key to an athlete's Olympic dream and their future. So I understand that USA swimming now banned such so-called consensual relationships. But given that will you commit to revisiting the previous complaints of athletes who said they were sexually abused relationship. The coach claims was consensual. Absolutely. This is my top priority. Since I've been at USA swimming will continue to do that. There's nothing more important than the safety of our athletes at the same time. We will also need to be working in conjunction with any new complaints. Because those are the center for safe sports. So again will need to be working together in order for us to to make it happen that I'm certainly more than welcome to meet with any survivor. No CEO, Tim Hinchey just. The request is really for a commitment to revisit those cases where consideration of coaches out position. It was consensual kept the coach from being banned. So I look forward to continue to hear more about that. I see that the chair and ranking member are back. I just wanted to close Mr Andrews, I appreciated your saying that it is possible to win and still keep athletes safe. And obviously, the two are not mutually exclusive. But obviously an athlete's autonomy in safety comes first. And I think it's really important in this day and age that we acknowledge we can do both state. You very much. Senator hasn't. Thank you, very much Senator Jerry Moran subcommittee chair live from Capitol Hill. Ask a couple of questions, and then we'll turn to the ranking member. One of the things I'm told I should be concerned about is with us center for safe sports. And it's beginning to be up and running in the sense that there is a slowness in the response. And I would like to know whether that's true. And what your experience has been. It's important for victims for survivors to have the reality as well. As the impression that they are being listened to. And that's one of the things we've heard from those survivors in numerous conversations is it was as if no one cared. So if we're going to create a culture in which athletes feel comfortable in reporting in this case to the US center for six sports, they need to know, there's a prompt and real interest in their wellbeing. Their story can be told and actions will follow. What's the what's the experience that you've had in the timeliness of US center for safe sports responding to your athletes, or would you not know that because only the athletes? Oh that. That there are some for which we wouldn't know because the report is made directly to the center, but I would say that your comments are accurate. The center is being overwhelmed with the volume of investigations as being required to carry out. And as a result does require more support from all of us. Financially a non financially to both improve its processes and critically. It's timelines and the case for emotional, physical abuse complaints. They're still dealt with the national governing body level. And a certainly I want to be dealt with more quickly because simply were less overwhelmed than the center is time. Anyone miss Cameroon? We're ready to speak. My question would be is that the experience or anyone have any specifics in which they can provide today for our our hearing record miss Canada. We don't have specifics. I mean, similar to Mr Andrews with weightlifting, we sometimes make the the complaint for someone or where we can tell something's going on. Because we've been asking if someone is a member but bottom line it does take a while. And again, I think it's because they're overwhelmed. Anyone else? As reason last week in our United States aquatic convention in Jacksonville, sat in her safe sport committee meeting, and we heard loud and clear that the response of this has taken too long and they're concerned because they're not getting any calls back, regardless of what the complaint is Tim Hinchey. That's a that's a useful thing to know. I mean, a number of you have testified about getting additional taxpayer resources you indicate that they're overwhelmed overwhelmed for lack of. I understand there's a volume and complaints, but overwhelmed because of process and procedure or overwhelmed because they're just not enough people to do the work or both. I would say this degree of both. They're still new. They're still learning. And if you look at the history of the US anti doping agency now recognizes the gold standard around the world they suffer from similar issues at the start of their life. We have a Pacific issue for Moran. We had a sexual harassment of a child complain, which we heard nothing for several months from the center resulting taking lost measure against that individuals national governing body, but I do believe it's both of the items that you said, it's a both need to employees more investigators to ensure that the time is reduced and also expertise additional expertise to continue to improve their processes as they become a more mature organization, Phil Andrews, USA weightlifting sort of say processes, what are the process? We could have. Is. Just the acknowledgement of the complaint of something being filed. So that again, there's knowledge that someone's paying attention. Let me ask this question. A number of you indicated the importance of the support from maybe you in particular, Mr. Steele, financial support from the USOC. Describe to me. I mean, all all four of you, all of you have different resources different magnitude of of your programs. What is it that the US Olympic Committee does for you financially by that? I mean, what kind of dollars? Are we talking about? Depends on the year of the the quad. Because the percentage does does change, but I would say on average probably sixty five sometimes up to seventy percent of the total revenue that comes in is from the USOC. And we're talking about roughly. Two millionaire, and those are those numbers you indicated they change from year to year. But do they Chevy change as a result of the? New attention focused on sexual abuse is there's you're talking about money that is utilized across the board. Not just related to this issue. This two million dollars. That's money that supports your governing body broadly. It's very specific to athlete programming. Okay. That is the only thing that's used for. So what does that mean? That means coaches taking care of the team traveling around the world fielding teams buying equipment. It has to be related to a sports program for the athletes, and has that increased as a result of an effort by the USOC to deal with the issue that that's the topic of this. I don't believe so anyone else. I would echo Darren statement. We get about fifteen percent as direct athlete funding to our national team athletes. So they have a chance to live and compete at the highest levels. It's not for this initiative or two point seven percent and again hasn't increased due to this initiative. Okay. Thank you, sir. Blumenthal is recognized. Thank you. I have another meeting. So I'm going to have to depart fairly soon. But I want to ask a few questions here. First of all do any of you. Use what are called flagged lists? There was an AP report in two thousand ten that USA swimming has a secret in quotes flag list. In addition to the public banned list, do any of your organization. Use a flag flag list. In addition to the banned list. We don't call it a flag list for those that have a criminal charge that we've become the that we get to know about then we certainly would flag their entry to membership request for membership. And we would deny that membership at headquarters. Others have the same practice. No. We don't have that practice. And then also we do the background checks on all coaches. It's required and people that are in a position of power. And so anything would be flagged. They are two and Cam it with USA figure skating, so you're right. Practicies Mr. Hinchey that you use the flag list relating to charges but abandoned who convictions that correct? Kittery state your question. Sorry. I'm sorry. Could you repeat your question? Sorry you use the flag list to include individuals who've been charged. So if there are currently not a member of our organization, and they have a criminal charge. Then we will denote that. So that if there is a request for membership. We can deny that. And you ban. Individuals who are conducted at the distinction anyone that has been a member I go through the process of hearing or gets convicted then we would ban them at that point. Have you taken action against norm have across one of the individuals whom he sexually abused? Jhansi? Thomas Johnson is in the audience today. I'm not familiar with that case prior to my arrival to USA swimming. But I know that he's not a member of USA swimming, could you verify whether he has been banned. Not to my knowledge. What about Paul Bergen? He's a swimming coach who is not banned. Apparently. But glad to be on the flag list and who allege allegedly sexually abused Olympic swimmer. Dina Deirdre beginning when she was eleven years old. I'm not familiar with that could you get back to me about this evening. Mr steele. My office has been told that a female athlete on the USA bobsled and skeleton team was exposed to the sexually explicit content. Are the mail coaches, photographs or other material subsequently other athletes were exposed to? Could you tell me whether you were informed by the United States Olympic committee Representative these sexually explicit content incident. Was not informed by the USO see about this. But I did hear about this. That was. Basically what you just said occurred. So immediately. Started asking questions to find out what happened. Disciplinary action taken. To the extent of a of a warning. It was a warning about. Procedure the situation. Was it wasn't as. As I been described. More than one person is my understanding. Yes. Because multiple athletes had the electronic device that had access to those those images. So the procedures worked or not. The private athlete complaint procedures. Yeah, they worked. It was. It was dealt with no action was taken. No. Because of the circumstances. Other other than I don't have time to completely explore all the details. But I'd appreciate it written account. I will provide that thank you. Would anyone here oppose establishing a inspector general within the US Olympic Committee? No, I'd encourage it. Well, let me ask the question different way. Would you? In fact, encourage it. Absolutely. Yes. Yes. Thank you. Would you encourage establishing an athlete advocate within the US Olympic Committee? And would you voluntarily commit to increasing athlete representation to a majority on your boards and committees to ensure their voices and concerns are heard. Which I can't be too. I'd be happy to do that. I think we'd want to research. So that it's not the majority we could increase the minority. But well, it's twenty percent now asking that you commit to increasing it to a majority we would not be able to do that at this time majority. Why? I think part of the what you have to look at and this is some of my opinion. But also the. Learning and life experiences that come with developing as from young person to an adult and Kenneth. People that skated at a high level that are involved in that administration, but they've timed out for the ten year maximum, and I think you need a good balance you need that life. Experience the.
"mr hinchey" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Vulnerable to accepting the medical advice, and and nobody's really looking at what may be conflicting with other things and things of that nature. Now that is a good point. If I can also add when the athletes traveling in there is a medical professional. They fill out any prescription information that they're taking at the time when they go and the doctor has that information and the doctor does fill out if anything was prescribed. We also have medical staff at our nationals, and that always detail in a report. Well, since it's just the two of us in the chairman's coming back. We can we can keep on. Did you have an additional question? I do. Thank you. Thank you. Madam chair. I heard from a couple of you. And maybe this is to all of you right now. Just a yes question. Do you all agree that we should be adequately? Finding the US center for safe sport to address education investigation and adjudication and Mr Andrews if you can just say, yes or no, yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Thank you. And one of the recommendations, I think was miscount that you talked about was needing a national database of band people. Would you all agree that that is something that is necessary and starting with Mr Andrews? Yes, or no. Yes. Yes. Yes. And I'm going to ask mister Hinchey, and I don't wanna put on the spot. But I know we talked about this. And I agree we need to do something. What have you learned? What should we know about? Or what should be addressed? When we're talking about banning people. Is there anything that that you've learned from that that we need to take into consideration? I think right now for us, you know, with the change as relates to initial reporting to the center for safe sport. What we're learning is that were responses, unfortunately are not as fast as they were when we were first handling it. And I think it goes back to your questions relate to funding funding is significant. But at the same time, we need to hire the right amount of people that can be responsive to the needs of our athletes and right now, we're finding the feedback for us is that what we're learning is that we're not getting to these as fast as we need to. Okay. Okay. And Lenny also just put this out there. And I hope this isn't the case. But I hope you're not waiting for congress to act to stand this up before we make the necessary changes to protect our athletes. Please tell me that you are still no matter what happens here we are. You're still going to move forward to change that culture to protect our athletes to do what is necessary within your organizations is that correct? And can I start with Mr Andrews? Yes. Absolutely. Yes. Yes. And just further we need to absolutely have a culture of reporting that is safe for everyone. Yes. Okay. And then you talked a little bit about a campaign. Tell me what you think the campaign, miss Kamat. And I know we've talked others that say sport, what kind of campaign are we talking about that would be necessary. So in this case, as we're we're also working on educational materials that are age adequate non we're waiting for the associated develop that we have a campaign called your voice. And it's two part of the problem when there is abuse and especially with young children. They don't know how to express it. They don't know what to say, I'm not a I don't have any background in this. But my observation and experiences that that there's a lot involved with being afraid to talk to someone about it. So this campaign is really to say, you have a voice and you need to express that. And let people know when there's something not right either with you or you observe it and candidate with USA figure skating, you are taking on through your organization, or you are a hoping that safe sport sport. We'll take this on. It's something that you as figure skated has done has done already. And thank you have a t-shirt back here too. Okay. Thank you. Bye. It your voice is powerful. That's great. Thank you, Senator Cortez maskco. Let me ask the dynamic between the NJIT's and and US Olympic Committee. What what is it that we need to know that is happening between that relationship? In other words, are they dictating mandating certain things that cantor should be done with the NGDC's to address this culture. Is there more work that needs to be done is the interaction between the two working? How it should I'll leave that open to the committee. Can you please address that for me? Yes. They are. They all mandating certain elements, especially with regard to our adherence to the US, say sport. But ultimately, it comes down to the first I take the action to protect their own athletes listened to their own athletes and put into place actions that Pacific protect athletes within that sport. And that's what we've done. To speak quickly that they are developing. It's continuing to volving. And meanwhile, we are also going ahead and doing it. But we do feel important that it is important that if the USOC would have a collective program than all the GP's can benefit from it and have the same message and information getting out to all NTB's. Okay. It's absolutely a priority. That is clear to them today, and has been communicated to us having said that I think I've said this previously. We look at this as our problem, the survivors the abuse that has occurred in swimming. And although we've invested in a program that we think has been very strong for the past eight years it absolutely needs to get better. And I think we I don't think we can rely on anybody else, we are athletes. Therefore, I see this is our number one priority and for us to continue to be a priority. The USOC can help we're we're willing to do that we're willing to share and learn, but we feel like this is on us. Atmosphere just that that partnership has been crucial Orgainzation, we are smaller. And so the resources that they've been able to to offer up as far as helping us with. Gangs on the implementation changes. To circle back about the mental health question that was asked. That is something that's important to us. It doesn't happen doesn't go that often. But when it does you really need to have a resource for for an athlete. And just recently, it was announced to all of us that the the US OC is going to be adding this as a as a resource for athletes, and we're very excited here that thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I'm going to ask one more question before I go to Senator Hassen on the coaching and Senator Cortez maskco mentioned, the the band, listen, and y'all seem to be very much in support of that. I know it could it could be something other than a coach of physical therapist or something like that Senator Capito envisioned to be a public document. Yes. Yes. And those names are gathered. How would you as an organization would you be forwarding? These names the Olympic Committee. Do they do an investigation or is it how is that gonna work? Does anybody? Now have they figured that out yet? Not to my knowledge for ROY are banned list is public were responsible to that. Now, the centers for safe sport provides education. They would give us notice. We would take care of that listen, we would also contact the club. So you all formulate your own list, and then that becomes part of the US Olympic Committee. That's the US Olympic Committee lists unless they have a list of their own. They add on which I guess is possible. How I just curious to know how many individuals are on the banned list for your swimming one hundred and sixty three. That's a lot. And how's that information disseminated to the you you send it out to all of your member clubs and mcguigan ization? It's public on our website, and then on the individual occasion, someone has banned. We then communicate to that club. Right, right. Thank you. You very much Senator Capito and good afternoon to all of you. And thank you for tolerating are in and out as we go vote. I do want to thank not only the witnesses for being here. But for all of the survivors who are here today as well. We are grateful for your voices in for your strength, and we are working to make sure that obviously the personal safety and autonomy of athletes is just always paramount. And so again, I appreciate you being willing to your willingness to be here. I wanted everybody on the panel to have a chance to answer a question that I think US swimming answered earlier, but. As we've heard here today. Congress passed protecting young victims from sexual abuse and save sport authorization act. The goal of the legislation is to protect athletes facilitate reporting of suspected or legend incidents of abuse and ensure that a robust impartial and independent system. Exists to do just that. Obviously an important part of this process is speaking with and really listening to survivors of sexual abuse and misconduct. And I know that I think it Mr. Hinchey, you indicated that US swimming has, but for the other witnesses here have your organization's met with survivors. Have you been talking with them to get their input about how to bring about lasting change? And why don't we start with you, Mr Andrews? Yes, we have both those who have suffered with an all sport. And those of come into our sport having previously suffered and we put into place specific recommendations based off their feedback. Can yes, we also have. And we have incorporated information from them to make our training and education program, stronger k and Mr. Steele. Survivors. No. But we did have the. Individuals come and speak with the athletes to make sure that they were aware of the policies and available resources. I would suggest that is you've heard from your colleagues. It's a very important thing to do. And obviously every situation is different and survivors will make their own judgments about when and how they want to engage. But I think it's incredibly important that we do that as part of this process and make sure their voices are heard. So I hope very much you will consider it. Mr. Hinchey, I wanted to go back to USA swimming little bit when we talk about sexual abuse and athletes, we typically think of the horrible abuses committed in USA gymnastics of hands of Larry Nassar who is finally been brought to Justice. But as you have acknowledged USA swimming has a particularly bad record as well. Among the allegations against USA, swimming is the failure to complete background checks for coaches, which resulted in dozens of coaches being able to commit sexual abuse and engage in misconduct against their swimmers in twenty ten ABC news revealed that thirty six coaches were banned for life by USA swimming because of sexual misconduct in July twenty eighteen report NPR revealed that the ban list has grown and it reported one hundred fifty you just said one hundred sixty three it's also been reported that USA swimming knew about sexual misconduct from his coaches, but did nothing to protect its athletes. And as recently as. Last February the Orange County. Register reported that top you assist. Women officials covered up hundreds of sexual abuse cases. Spanning decades. This is in so many ways falling short of how we expect athletes in the United States of America to be treated one of the concerns. I have is that it appears that in some of the cases where coaches were not banned..
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"Thank you all very much, and we'll start the questioning with Senator Cortez maskco. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you offer for being here. I know this is the fourth hearing. And I so appreciate the chair and ranking member and and continuing down this important discussion. And Mr. I want to thank you for sitting down with me yesterday and talking with me. So the question I want to start for the panel. That I have is to what extent are you personally and end your leadership in staff, actively engaging with both the athletes advisory council as well as victims of sexual abuse to help direct your programming to stamp out the culture of abuse that has enabled what we have seen these predators to target athletes. Can you talk a little bit about what you're doing individually or within your organization? Let's start this. Go down, Mr Andrews plays. We thank you Senator. We have tried to create a culture since two thousand sixteen of really putting athletes at the heart of everything we do ultimately Africa who we serve first and foremost, they're the people who step on the platform left the heavyweights in all case, literally. To your question. We have on our board, our athlete USOC athlete. Advisory council. Representative who has an alternate. We have a second athlete on all board. We also have in common move. I suspect every national governing body on own athlete advisory council, which we worked with directly as I mentioned in my opening remarks that as the body that actually has the final approval as a whole on our so I can procedures for example. To your point. I mentioned in my opening remarks specific actions that we've taken as a result of the feedback all victims of abuse, not just in all sports, but in others. Plus, I myself personally as my staff available. By phone Email and at events, so let me let me make it a little easier because I appreciate that. And more specific because I this is an area worked in. Now, we need to change the culture, and we need experts to come in and help normally I do I think we all do we're trying to address this issue. So what are you doing in general to change this culture? What have you put in place who have you what experts have you relied upon to come in to help with education to help with training to help with understanding how we change this culture. Is there anybody that you've reached out to you in the professional field to address this issue? And I've only got five minutes I'm going to ask if you don't have anything like that. But just please say so so then we can move on. No. Our our biggest experts on athletes are athletes. Okay. Thank you. Thank you. I appreciate the direction. What we have done is in the fall last year. We hired a say spot council who is in taking all the information and has that expertise. We currently are looking for another position to hire. Which will address the civically education and training are a is very involved. Mark Ladwig are a chair is here today with us, and we really have engaged our athletes to speak up and have a voice, we have a new campaign, if you will called your voice, and it's educating it's the better known skaters more public facing to come into communities and work with children in that community to to help them understand that they do have a voice, and they can speak up. So and then we've also worked on education and training, and after speaking to survivors, so we could make it more focused. Okay. Thanking Mr. Angie. We have several different. We last six months or so we've had an opportunity several different groups of national team athletes that are trained center. So he invited them to lunch to speak to them directly getting their feedback and asking for them what they need more from us and how we can further. Engage. We are a large organization that has three thousand clubs. So are safe sport department has an ability to get out to as many zone meetings regional meetings or invite ourselves to talk about curriculum engages athletes. Most recently, we started a first settler athlete leadership conference last April in Houston that I attended I spoke to these athletes these athletes are the thirteen to seventeen year olds that are not necessarily going to be Olympic ethics, but those that are at their local clubs that have an opportunity to influence a greater number than we can't of their teammates. We've met with them and talk to them from a content perspective, we've taken some criticism based on meeting with some survivors on our content. So we've called distribution we've hired presidium to come in and audit that fully we look forward to having that content improved and listening to the athletes on the best. Possible methods to distribute that and even last week at our convention, we met with some of our safe sport fellows, which again, local club athletes, and they were very critical of the fact that we're not helping them with the right tools and specifically with social media communication. So that'll be the next expertise we hire outside. Thank you. Tim Hinchey with USA swimming. We also have AC members are part of the board. We have regular communication with them. Getting feedback in the athletes is one of the most important things in identifying maybe some unknown issues that they're out there. And so that's one of the things that that we do pretty much an annual basis. It's best post-season survey for the athletes, and they're very candid about what they're happy about what they're not happy about. In addition to that are doing culture training with the entire organization. It's not necessarily related to safe safe sports because that isn't the primary issue or an issue that we've experienced really in quite a while. But. The training's important, and that involves engaging with the athletes and finding out what what gaps they see? So people academy is the group that we're working with on that. And. That's pretty much it. Thank Darren steel with USA bobsled and skeleton nightime said, thank you. Thank you. Thank all of you for being here today. And thank you for working to act, the safe sport, others Asian act and sexual abuse and six for authorization exit. We passed here in the congress. Senator Shelley Moore Capito the athletes in front of us two panels ago. I believe the question I asked was kind of surprised at the answer that I got. Realizing the Israeli athletes at the top of their sport. And at the same time young still formulating mind at the same time. So I asked him about mental health and sports psychologist, and I was surprised that none of them as I recall expressed the accessibility to any kind of mental health, professional or sports counseling. Because a lot of sports, obviously, there's a very big mental aspect to it as well. So I'm interested in knowing. I'll start with you miss Kamat at at figure skating how the engine is a maintaining mental health options for the young athletes, and are you providing those or is or how is that being provided for your wear that there is any kind of professional are they aware of it? Or is there something like that? Thank you. Yes. We do provide it for our lead athletes, and they're made aware of it. We have what's called an international selection pool, which is top athletes from which we draw are the kids that we send the athletes we send internationally, and we then have team USA once you get to travel. So those individuals that are on our I s p they have these services available to them. Are they using them or do, you know, they are using them? And especially when we get to the Olympic level. We definitely have ongoing. Providers that we use. Sometimes what happens is they they start with while. They're in Colorado Springs, their meet with USOC. Psychologists or mental health service provider. And then when they go back to their home. They we follow up and make sure that there's a provider there. But even right after I became president. There was a request for it until I got to see firsthand what we do. But we take it very seriously. Because as you mentioned, it's a huge component. When you get to the elite level does anybody else? Want to comment, Mr. Hinchey? Yes. Our swimming. Our national team services director who manages are currently sixty athletes international team program is in contact with them individually and collectively about resources that we have to provide mental health care. In addition to other medical services. Sports medicine directors as well as interacting with medical services people deal Olympic training center, as well as other places that we travel so we try to travel with somebody that has the ability to support that we have a sports psychologist also travels with us to our most important of Olympic gold medal or gold level meets which are international. But it is something we're hearing a lot from some of our most famous athletes and current national team. And it's something that our national director wants to do more. Yeah. Yeah. I just saw actually billboard with Michael Phelps talking about mental health, and I see it too as an ass not just to help them meet reach maximum performance. But also if there is a situation where a coach or a trusted individual in their life is abusing them in any way that is another outlet for that person in the privacy of a medical professional to to be able to speak more freely and more openly. So I'm glad to know that that is going on the other question, I asked was about their medical records. Obviously this involved the doctor in Michigan. It didn't seem it seemed that they're again, there was a lot of I don't really know where my medical records. Aren't he gave me prescriptions? I don't know who kept track of all this what kind of things. Are you all doing to make sure do you all have? Access to medical records. Or is that kept within the privacy, the individual athletes and guardians have access to this one? It's necessary. How how do you work those kinds of? Privacy issues along with. Oversight issues. Anybody want to start with that this is air of C span radio programming from Wednesday. Yeah. I can we does Gators in our situation are trained individually, they decide who their coach should be and things like that. So they're distributed with throughout the country. And so they have their own personal care provider your regular doctor. They would see or if they're training perhaps in Colorado Springs, and they would have a provider they are as officials and as president of US figure skating, I do not have access to those records. They're hippo. We do have a centralized. We have people that are I should say are. Can have that knowledge when we're deciding to send out athletes because athletes do agree when they're going to travel that they are healthy. So that address your question it does it does. I just think that as we as anybody knows if you're if you have your own home provider, and let's say you're over in Europe competing with your team. And you're a young man or woman, and you have a headache or something. Or you've hurt yourself? You're administered some kind of prescription medication. You can see how the records could maybe not jive as happens in regular. Regular medical care as well. Even if you're staying in the same community, you might go to a specialist in the general practitioner and all this getting your records centralized I think is important to better health care. But also to more transparency where young athletes might be more..
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"US a full commitment to ending abuse. In sports must include children that participate outside the auspices of the US Olympic movement. Thank you for the opportunity to speak here today. Thank you for your testimony. Mr hinchey. Next with this is Tim Hinchey, president of USA swimming. Sherman Moran recommend in the fall and members of the subcommittee. Thank you for the opportunity to testify today. Like to begin by -nology and apologizing for the abuse suffered by children athletes. Other participants in so many programs the organization as a whole, and I personally deeply regret the experiences of some of our members have included sexual physical or emotional misconduct. I am personally committed to do whatever I can to prevent such abuse from happening in the future. May twenty third this year, I testify before the house of representatives about the comprehensive abuse program and response program that USA swimming has worked to Creighton develop since two thousand ten today to describe more recent efforts that USA swimming has made you demonstrate our continued commitment to provide a safe and healthy environments for our swimmers. Over the past five months efforts have included the USA swimming board of directors voted to set aside one point five million dollars to fund reserve for swimming says costs the status in two thousand fourteen swim assist is USA swimming survivor assistance, fund this.
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"Thing but is there a backlash between their her family and the school and i don't know i don't know if there's anything like in terms of lake oh they're going to sue the school others are the term or anything like that but obviously there there are um some officials like the there's an official with the massachusetts a gulf association as you know is is a real injustice i'm sure i'm sure the students parents probably feel the same way that sort of thing one other story that i did see it's absolutely absurd is a there's apparently there's a university professor at the university of illinois yeah who is claiming that white privilege is bolstered by teaching math so the way in which we teach math nowadays is perpetuating my privilege if you're making the so now those her life this is real life at the university of illinois a super waits a she's saying that math and white privilege i've i i can't even begin to imagine what she's trying to get it has a lot to do mean from based on my my reading of the article in what what she's saying is that it has a lot to do with us saying oh you know we're we're teaching math in we're using these symbols like pie which are you know greek symbols us you know and were perpetuating this idea that the greeks came up with math and so therefore it's this like and hair whiteness is that razor while i echo take offence that i used to be a math teacher a long time ago right and and i really enjoyed i like math a lot not that was the best teacher by still had students come with me years later and say you know what mr hinchey you know because you explain how fractions work that was the first time i ever understood it and i thought that was a a sales without really was awesome but i just didn't have the temperament for it we have our guest a little bit time here okay president donald trump's administration is yet to reveal its broader syria policy in to talk more about this is dr anne rp pierce author of a perilous path the misguided foreign policy of barack obama hillary clinton and john kerry dr pierce walking the turning to the usa how're you.