Swim Coach, Rick Curl, Investigated For Underage Sexual Relationship

12:02 PM, Jul 25, 2012   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (USA Today) -- USA Swimming is asking for a disciplinary hearing against a prominent coach for an alleged sexual relationship with a teen swimmer.

Amy Shipley of the Washington Post reports that Rick Curl, the founder of Curl-Burke Swim Club, is being investigated after Kelly Currin claimed he had sex with her in 1983 when she was 13 and he was 33.

It is also alleged that he paid her parents $150,000 to keep from going public after they learned of of the relationship in 1987 when they read her diary.

Curl, 62, declined comment when contacted by the Post an said about the USA Swimming inquiry that "I have no idea what that's all about."

"I was stifled for 23 years from saying anything because I signed a piece of paper when I was 19," Currin told Shipley. "Now, I've gotten to the point in my life where I'm done being quiet about it .?.?. It was a crime, what happened."

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