COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A top official for USA Swimming who was part of an investigation of a coach for sexual misconduct has resigned for not disclosing that she once kissed the coach.
Susan Woessner was the senior director of Safe Sport for the national governing body. She says "on a single occasion" in 2007 she kissed Sean Hutchison, who was then a coach with the organization.
Hutchison has denied the accusations. He acknowledged they were in a relationship after the 2012 Olympics, when she was 23 and he was 41.
USA Swimming CEO and President Tim Hinchey said his group is committed to creating a "safe environment for children and swimming families across the country."
Woessner's resignation follows a letter sent by USA Swimming to its members saying the organization doesn't tolerate sexual misconduct.