It seemed that USA Swimming had moved past its multiple sex scandals in the last decade.
For several years, observers and alleged victims called for the leadership of competitive swimming's governing body to step down amid allegations that the group enabled a number of predatory coaches. At one time, the organization opposed a California bill that would give child victims more time to sue organizations whose employees or members abused them.
In the end, USA Swimming's former executive director, the late Chuck Wielgus, issued an apology on the organization's website, and the organization put in place a program meant to safeguard against similar incidents.
But now, after the powerful testimonies heard by more than 100 gynmasts about their abuse by team doctor Larry Nassar, America's governing body for competitive swimming likely will find itself under the microscope again, after the House Committee on Energy and Commerce notified USA Swimming that it plans to investigate the organization's handling of the sex abuse incidents and allegations.
It does appear positive change will come from the disturbing testimonies. Congress further acted by passing new legislation meant to protect amateur athletes from predacious authority figures, especially coaches.