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Utah swim coach suspended after sexual abuse allegations

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Greg Winslow has been accused of sexually abusing a 15-year old girl.

Mark Kolbe

Greg Winslow, the swim coach at the University of Utah, has been accused of abusing an underage girl at the Arizona State Club Program - an act that has led to his suspension.

Utah athletic director Chris Hill released the following statement:

"The Athletics Department first learned of the allegations against our swim coach Greg Winslow last night. 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."

The report indicates the abuse happened during a two-year period in Winslow's locked office at the Mona Plummer Aquatics Club on the campus of Arizona State, where Winslow was an assistant prior to accepting a job with Utah. So, at the moment, it doesn't appear any of these sexual allegations happened during his time at Utah, though, obviously, that doesn't make this issue any less severe. Winslow, however, had been investigated by the University over his treatment of former players, though, they weren't of the sexual nature.

No disciplinary action was taken.

As the investigation continues, Winslow will be replaced by diving coach Richard Marschner. Utah swimming is currently competing at the Pac-12 Swimming Championships.