Utah suspends swim coach over abuse allegations

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The University of Utah has suspended its swim coach because of an investigation of sexual abuse allegations of under-age female swimmers.

Utah athletic director Chris Hill announced the suspension Thursday of Greg Winslow. Richard Marschner was appointed interim coach.

University of Utah Athletic Director Chris Hill announces suspension of Ute Swimming Coach. (AP Photo)
University of Utah Athletic Director Chris Hill announces suspension of Ute Swimming Coach. (AP Photo)

The Utah women’s team is competing at the Pac-12 Championships in Washington. Hill says his department first learned of the accusations Wednesday night.

No charges have been filed against Winslow. Hill says he believes the allegations are serious enough to warrant the suspension pending further investigation.

Concussion Inc. first reported the allegations involving the unidentified teenage swimmers at an Arizona club. In a statement to the website, Winslow said: “These are extremely serious allegations, and if I am accused, I will certainly respond.”

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