Catholic church reboots, puts USA molestation scandals behind it, installs a new executive director; (AKA Pope), moves forward anew.
It took a lot courage for Pope Benedict XVI to step down and he did so for the parishioners and the church itself. When the new Pope enters "office" I predict a slew of middle managers; (Bishops and Cardinals), will suddenly retire and you just may see a more compelling and transparent church as a result.
USA Swimming should take note and follow Benedict's XVI lead. I think it's time that Chuck Wielgus politely step down to settle his health matters and USA Swimming should appoint a new executive director to redesign the organization and bring it into the 21st century. The USA Swimming membership is predominately female, subsequently it's time for USA Swimming to appoint, for the first time in their history, a female Executive Director.
I got into a "flame war" over at Swimming World with David Berkoff. In my humble opinion he should be one of the first "Bishops" to step down for when he heard rumors; which he believed to be true, that a swimmer named Lisa Dorman and Kelly Davies were being molested, he failed to report these crimes to the police or otherwise. See this post for details: [Link]
I am told by a representative of the Kelly Davies that Berkoff never apologized for failing to report what he had heard and believed. With this in mind, how can you take David Berkoff, a USA Swimming board of director, seriously when he tells the "flock" to report, report, report, when he failed to report two crimes he had knowledge of?
USA Swimming has an opportunity to reboot and once again be trusted.