Canada Artistic Swimming plans to ‘rip off the band-aid’ to create better environment

Canada Artistic Swimming says it plans to “rip off the band-aid” in a widespread effort to build a better culture and safer space for its athletes.

The national sport organization released results of an independent investigation on Friday, after complaints of harassment and a culture of fear in the team’s training centre in Montreal.

While the investigation, which included interviews with all 18 athletes, plus 10 members of the coaching and support staff, found no instances of physical abuse, sexual abuse or hazing, 44 per cent of respondents said they’d witnessed or experienced psychological abuse by coaches, staff or other athletes, while 39 per cent of respondents said they’d witnessed bullying...... 


Bethany`s Notes: Always good to see an organization taking immediate action after an investigation. Both coaches and athletes can always learn and grow.

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