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USA Swimming works to prevent abuse

Updated: May 1, 2010, 8:52 PM ET
Associated Press

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- USA Swimming leaders adopted four proposals Saturday designed to protect young athletes from sexual abuse, part of an effort that has come under increased scrutiny after a recent flurry of media reports and lawsuits.

At its regularly scheduled board meeting, members voted to authorize the startup of a hot line and counseling service, and to create staff positions to focus on athlete protection. The board also voted to create an athlete protection committee with ...

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