There's a lot of talk in sports circles about family. But we haven't been very good to some members of our family. We're lucky they still talk to us, still love us enough to hang in there and try to help us to get better.
Last week delivered the “bombshell” that the FBI is investigating USA Swimming, particularly around the captive insurance scheme they operated (the USSIC) but also in regards to their handling/intimidation around sexual abuse complaints.
Last week, just before heading to a nice weekend on Lake George, I got a facebook message via the Chris DeSantis Coaching facebook page. It was from Mark Schubert.
There is, however, a trend in college swim coaching that has started to deeply trouble me. Especially this last off-season, it seemed like there was less and less competition for what should be considered “high-end” jobs, and jobs down the line that struggle to get filled.
Many people are enjoying the youtube series “Darkhorse” with Shane Tusup and Ilaria Cusinato. I am not one of those people. Through five episodes I had completely avoided it. On episode six, a friend texted me and finally broke my will.