Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Battle of Who Could Know Less

Over the weekend, there were numerous updates to the "Splash of Truth" (SOT) website. As they have uploaded depositions and articles, three things have become readily apparent:

Friday, March 25, 2011

Chuck Wielgus Doesn't Know Anything (and other things I learned from the USA Swimming Depositions)

In the past 24 hours, "Splash of Truth" (hereafter I will to he/she/them as 'SOT') has begun posting the depositions from Jane Doe vs USA Swimming. After giving each of the posted depositions at least a cursory reading, I am struck by a consistent theme throughout.  They are extremely boring reading, mostly because the witnesses being deposed seem to have a very foggy memory about anything related to the case.

Monday, March 21, 2011

RIP Mark Taylor

Conventional wisdom says you shouldn't judge a person based on one interaction. For the most part I think that's right. The sample size is far too small to get the whole picture of a human being. Still, when Mark Taylor passed away Friday, I couldn't stop thinking about the one time I'd met him.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Splash of Truth

If you're a USA Swimming member, you probably got the same e-mail I got yesterday. Signed "A Splash of Truth", the e-mail was the second in the last month to allege that there is high level corruption across USA Swimming.

One of the reasons I felt compelled to blog again was the original e-mail. I wanted to write to make sense of it all. The first anonymous e-mail was followed by a swift denial from USA Swimming. If you haven't received this most recent version, I will excerpt some of the most dramatic parts. First the allegations of corruption

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Is There a Big Meet Coming Up?

It's good to be back. A couple months ago I penned a silly "retirement" blog. Silly for two reasons: the first being that I mentioned I was writing a book and now have friends asking me all the time about how its going. Here's an update for you: I've done almost nothing. The second reason it was silly is because when you stop writing, you stop writing. I'm convinced that I haven't made any progress on my book because I simply stopped writing. Writing is a lot like swimming- you can't just not work out for two months and expect to put up a best time in the mile. That's not how it works.