An emergency hearing to consider whether to suspend Rick Curl’s USA Swimming coaching credentials will be conducted Wednesday, according to an e-mail from a USA Swimming attorney obtained by the Post.
The hearing comes in the wake of allegations that Curl engaged in sexual acts with a teen girl who swam at his Curl-Burke Swim Club for four years in the late-1980s. Kelley Currin, whose maiden name was Kelley Davies, told The Washington Post that Curl began the sexual acts with her when she was 13.
Currin said Tuesday that she will not participate in the hearing but has had initial talks with detectives from Fairfax and Montgomery County.
USA Swimming spokesperson Jamie Fabos Olsen said the organization’s rules require a decision on any emergency hearing within 21 days. Action taken would be pending a full disciplinary hearing before USA Swimming’s National Board of Review. Curl faces a possible lifetime ban from the sport.