U swim coach suspended, accused of sex abuse

Dr. Chris Hill, University of Utah athletic director.

Dr. Chris Hill, University of Utah athletic director.

SALT LAKE CITY – A University of Utah swim coach has been suspended after sexual abuse allegations arose.

Coach Greg Winslow was suspended on Wednesday night after a police report was filed with the Arizona State University campus police earlier this week.

According to reports, Winslow allegedly abused a swimmer he coached at the Arizona State aquatics club over a period of at least two years, starting when the victim was 15 years old.

No official charges have been filed, but the University of Utah Athletics Dept. said the allegations are serious enough to warrant a suspension and investigation.

“The Athletics Department first learned of the allegations against our swim coach Greg Winslow last night,” said Utah Director of Athletics Dr. Chris Hill. “While it is my understanding from an article published this morning that charges have not been filed against Coach Winslow, I feel the allegations are serious enough to suspend him immediately pending further investigation.”

Winslow was in his sixth season as the University of Utah head swim coach. He served as the ASU Aquatics head coach.

The University of Utah women’s swimming team is currently competing at the Pac-12 Championships in Washington. Richard Marschner, the U’s diving coach, has been appointed the interim swimming and diving coach.