Tag: John Leonard

The Path To Clean Swimming

Commentary by John Leonard, Executive Director of the World Swimming Coaches Association. We see admirable courageous stances by athletes from multiple nations in Rio de Janeiro with regard to the immediate and important need to protect [the] sport [of swimming]. This comes about because the IOC and FINA have abdicated their moral responsibility

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World Swimming Association Is Launched

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The World Swimming Association (WSA) was launched today. The WSA is an idea born in September 2015 to address the failure of the existing world bodies to fairly, openly, and honestly administer the sport of swimming. After 11 decades of failure to become athlete-centered, the coaches of the World Swimming

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We All Deserve Better

An appeal and a suggestion distributed to local and national swimming coaches around the world, courtesy of John Leonard of the World Swimming Coaches Association. Everywhere I travel I hear from Coaches and Athletes that there is building frustration with FINA and its decision making process. I see FINA as a Fake Democracy. Fake because the Congress

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