Thursday, September 26, 2013

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) Police arrested a swimming coach at Mountain View High School on child porn charges.

Sent to me late this evening by a regular reader:
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Police arrested a swimming coach at Mountain View High School on child porn charges after an investigation by the Tucson Police Department.

Sgt. Chris Widmer from TPD tells KGUN9 that Bruce Rock, 49, was arrested after an investigation showed he was uploading child porn to a social media site.


Here is his bio at the Pima Aquatics Site:
"...Coach Rock was raised in Orange County CA. He started competitive swimming at the age of 4 and continued to the age of 18. Coach Rock played competitive water polo in high school and one year of college, at Santa Ana Junior College. After his swimming career ended he started training and competing in sport of triathlon. Coach Rock completed numerous triathlons including Iron Man California in 2000(2.4 mile swim 112 mile bike ride and a 26.2 mile run). 
Coach Rock moved to Tucson in 2004. He started coaching the Pima county league team at the Northwest YMCA in 2007. He built the team to become a SAAA team and eventually a USA swim team. Taking many age group and senior swimmers to swim at the AZ state meets, sectional and junior national qualifying times. 
Coach Rock is ASCA level 3 qualified and has many years as a USA head coach and high school head coach at Mountain View High school. He is married and has 2 kids attending college in Tucson. He is looking forward to building Pima Aquatic Club to be a very competitive team not just in Tucson but in the state of Arizona.

It was also suggested that a child may have been exploited. Any witnesses or people connected to this club who may have information regarding this arrest or incident of alleged abuse should contact the Safe Sport arm of USA Swimming right away.

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