“I was pretty much in shock,” said the swimmer, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the topic. “It was so under cover. I would room with Kelley on trips, are you kidding me? . . . It still blows me away. . . . She told me all the years it occurred, and that there was sex. She thought he loved her and she loved him. She thought she was going to grow up and they would get married.
“No one else came out in my era and said, ‘Oh yeah, me, too.’ And I was there the whole time.”
Currin said she also confided in the late Richard Quick, a former U.S. Olympic team coach who was at the University of Texas when she arrived, and a number of other prominent coaches.
Pete Morgan, who coached Olympic medalist Ed Moses and is a longtime coach under Curl, said he heard rumors of an inappropriate relationship and asked Curl about them on a number of occasions. Currin claimed that Morgan had walked in on her and Curl when they were kissing in a hotel room, but Morgan denied witnessing such an incident.