Following Stanford rapist Brock Turner's sentencing (and the news he'd been dishonest with police the night he was arrested and that this was not his first arrest), USA Swimming made a statement to USA Today saying Turner is not and will never be eligible to compete in their competitions.
"Brock Turner's membership with USA Swimming expired at the end of the calendar year 2014," USA Swimming spokesman Scott Leightman said. "He was not a member at the time of his crime or since then. USA Swimming doesn't have any jurisdiction over non-members. Brock Turner is not a member of USA Swimming and, should he apply, he would not be eligible for membership." Leightman elaborated the organization has a zero-tolerance policy for sexual misconduct, so Turner's history would make him ineligible.
According to its site, USA Swimming has about 400,000 members and is responsible for "selecting and training teams for international competition including the Olympic Games" as well as other domestic swimming competitions.
Following the news that Turner's six-month sentence has already been shortened by two months, the petition to remove from the bench the judge who presided over his case has reached over 1 million signatures. You can sign the petition here.
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