Monday, June 13, 2011

Swim Brief Classic: Berkoff on Sex Abuse

Over at, the authors are calling out David Berkoff. The gist of their criticism is that Berkoff was a vocal proponent for change in sex abuse policy at USA Swimming prior to his election to the board nine months ago. Since being elected, he's been far more silent. As evidence as the strong opinions Berkoff had, they cite an e-mail written by Berkoff. A year ago, we had Berkoff on the short lived Swim Brief podcast and asked him about that very topic:

If you don't care about the story of how Berkoff ended up at Harvard, skip to the 14:00 minute mark. Berkoff shares a variety of opinions, informed by his day job as a lawyer in Missoula, Montana.  Although I have also noticed how silent David has been since joining the USA-S board, I also admit I haven't bothered to contact him about what he is doing.

In any case, it's an interesting listen to hear what parts of what he was proposing have come to fruition and what parts have not.

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