Another high-profile swim coach is under investigation for sexual
misconduct. USA Swimming is investigating allegations that Daniel
Ad’m Dusenbury had a sexual relationship with an underage
female, now 22, who he trained as coach of the Mission Viejo
Nadadores, a highly respected Orange County, Calif., swim
Dusenbury, 34, appears to have been highly regarded by peers for
his coaching and use of technology in instruction.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Department said the young woman
denied the relationship when questioned, but USA Swimming has
banned other coaches without crimminal charges.
Club members are divided over the allegations and there are
questions as to whether senior staff allowed Dusenbury to continue
coaching even after they received evidence of his inappropriate
relationship. Evidence reportedly now includes a DVD with photos of
a diary chronicling the relationship.