Canada Artistic Swimming suspends 2 coaches as former swimmers seek to sue
Meng Chen, Leslie Sproule temporarily suspended pending results of investigation
Canada Artistic Swimming has suspended two coaches and may take action against a third, as five former members of the national team seek to have a class action lawsuit authorized against the governing body.
The suspension is effective immediately. Chen and Sproule can appeal.
The organization says that the investigation showed that there was no clear evidence of a dangerous training environment in the senior national team program and that a hearing before its disciplinary panel will decide whether he breached the organization's code of conduct.
Chloe Isaac, Gabrielle Boisvert, Erin Wilson, Sion Ormond and Gabriella Brisson, members of the national team between 2007 and 2020, filed a request for authorization to bring a class action lawsuit against CAS in a Quebec court last week, claiming psychological abuse, harassment and negligence.