Read USA Swimming’s statement regarding Brock Turner’s eligibility
Former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner will never again swim for USA Swimming, the organization announced.
Turner, a former member of the USA Swimming National Junior Team, was recently sentenced to six months in county jail and three years’ probation after being convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious, intoxicated woman in January 2015.
Since Turner was not a member of USA Swimming when the assault occurred, he could not be officially banned from the organization, according to USA Swimming Director of Safe Sport Susan Woessner.
“He was not a member [of USA Swimming] at the time of his crime or since then,” Woessner said of Turner. “USA Swimming doesn’t have any jurisdiction over non-members.”
Woessner added, however, that Turner will not be allowed to become a member of USA Swimming in the future.
“Turner would be not eligible to become a member should he attempt to return to the organization in the future,” said Woessner.
Turner was convicted in March on three charges of felony sexual assault.