A former Olympic swimmer claims to have perceived “inappropriate and suggestive” messages in 2011 from a phone belonging to Bob Bowman, a longtime manager of Michael Phelps and former conduct manager and CEO of a North Baltimore Aquatic Club, according to a journal report.
The Orange County Register reported that Olympic medalist Caroline Burckle, 32, alleges that she perceived a content messages and voicemail, that she pronounced were sent from former U.S. inhabitant group coaches Bowman and Sean Hutchison regulating Bowman’s phone.
Burckle told a journal she found a May 2011 messages from a coaches “aggressive” and pronounced she had been “haunted” by a incident. She had late from swimming reduction than a year earlier.
Bowman has coached Phelps, who grew adult in Towson, given a swimmer was 11, and a dual are friends and business partners. Bowman served as CEO of a Baltimore swimming bar commencement in 2008 and left in 2015 to turn conduct manager of Arizona State University’s men’s and women’s swimming teams. Bowman also was a head manager of a 2016 Olympic swimming team.
USA Swimming inhabitant group executive Frank Busch wrote in a Jun 2011 minute to Bowman that it was critical he “understand a astringency of this situation,” according to a Register. The journal quoted Busch in a minute as observant that a news of a occurrence would “remain on record with National Team.”
Bowman apologized to Burckle, she told a newspaper.
Burckle, Bowman, Busch and an profession for Hutchison did not immediately respond to messages Sunday from The Baltimore Sun seeking comment. A orator for Phelps’ sports agency, Octagon, also did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment.
“In 2011, USA Swimming was done wakeful of inapt texts sent to an adult former member contestant by a member coach,” USA Swimming pronounced in an emailed matter to The Sun in response to questions about a incident. “The classification does not acquit this form of communication no matter a attribute between a parties.
“The emanate was addressed by USA Swimming, and warning letters were released to a offending parties, that also enclosed a non-athlete member in a participation of a coach,” a matter said.
Burckle told a Register that a conditions “tainted my attribute with my sport.” She pronounced she came brazen since she wants a subsequent era of athletes to “feel protected and empowered in their sport.”
In February, another former swimmer indicted Hutchison of intimately abusing her for years, according to published accounts. Hutchison has denied thosee allegations.