swim coach suspended

A swim coach at the Cumming Aquatic Center just outside of Atlanta, Georgia, has been suspended following a confession that he had an inappropriate relationship with a teenager.

Neil Savage, 28, coached at the center which is also home to the year-round swim team, the Chattahoochee Gold. Savage admitted to having a relationship last year with a 17-year-old high school student.

Some members of the swim team think that Savage is being punished too harshly. However, Savage knew of the laws, regulations, and standards that come along with being an authority figure and he clearly violated those. Savage discussed his actions in a letter to his team, saying that his guilt is nothing compared to the “distress” he brought on the team.

While the investigation into the case is ongoing, Savage could face a ban from the USA Swimming organization

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