"... Jesse Stovall was a married, 35-year-old father of two who appeared to be obsessed with a 16-year-old girl. She was the star of Bear Swimming, the Berkeley-based swim team that he coached, and, according to one witness, he showered her with an "extreme amount of attention," such as holding "private goal meetings" with her. But Stovall's apparent goal eventually became public once he convinced the girl's parents to let him accompany her alone to Florida for a week-long swim meet. ..."
Jesse Stovall may or may not have raped the teenager mentioned in the article but I do know that Jesse Stovall would not be going to court if the swim team had a policy of no one-on-ones.
A coach sent me the story above, a coach who is on the front lines of all this nonsense and who has tried to get reforms in place but has gotten nowhere. Though he is a member of USA Swimming, the "high priests" still refuse to insist on a no one-on-one policy which he suggested way before I did.
The new policies that USA Swimming are implementing are a very good start but they have to go further and they must include parental involvement on deck or include a lifeguard, administrator, or assistant coach for all one-on-ones.