Former Olympic swim coach Rick Curl has agreed to plead guilty to a charge of child sexual abuse at a hearing on Feb. 21 in Montgomery County Circuit Court in Maryland. Curl was arrested and charged last October, after Kelley Currin (maiden name Davies), a former swim student, told authorities that he began abusing her in 1983, when she was 13. The alleged abuse continued for four years. In 1989, both parties signed a nondisclosure agreement, and Curl agreed to a settlement of $150,000 to be paid to the Davies family over 11 years. After Currin’s allegations were made public, USA Swimming moved to ban Curl from the sport for life. In addition, his namesake organization, the Curl-Burke Swim Club, known for producing world-class competitive swimmers, changed its name to the Nation’s Capital Swim Club. Under Maryland law, Curl could face a maximum sentence of 15 years. There is generally no statute of limitations on felonies in Maryland.