Everett Uchiyama whistle blowers go public for first time, say USA Swimming failed to protect athletes

On October 17, 2008 USA Swimming executive director Chuck Wielgus received an email from an Orange County parent he was all too familiar with.

Two years earlier Tracy Palmero’s allegations that U.S. national team director Everett Uchiyama began a sexual relationship with her when she was a teenager swimmer led to USA Swimming firing Uchiyama and banning him from the sport for life. But the firing and ban remained private, protected by a non-disclosure agreement USA Swimming insisted they...

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