USA Swimming says 38-year-old Matt Beck violated three parts of the organization's code of conduct. His suspension from the organization began in August.
The following are the three parts of organization's code of conduct that Beck has alleged to have violated:
304.3.5 Any sexual contact or advance or other inappropriate sexually oriented behavior or action directed towards an athlete by a coach, official, trainer, or other person who, in the context of swimming, is in a position of authority over that athlete.
304.3.6 Conviction of, imposition of a deferred sentence for, or any plea of guilty or no contest at any time, past or present, or the existence of any pending charges, for (i) any felony, (ii) any offense involving use, possession, distribution or intent to distribute illegal drugs or substances, (iii) any crime involving sexual misconduct, or (iv) any criminal offense against a minor.
304.3.18 Any other material and intentional act, conduct or omission not provided for above, which is detrimental to the image or reputation of USA Swimming, a LSC or the sport of swimming
USA Swimming would not go into detail about Beck's alleged misconduct, but did say any potential criminal charges against Beck were not related to the alleged sexual misconduct cited in the organization's code of conduct.
The Douglas County Sheriff's office says it investigated Beck and did not file any charges.
Beck has been coaching swimming for many years in Highlands Ranch.
Several parents whose children have been coached by Beck say USA Swimming overreacted and did not properly investigate the allegations before banning him for life.
Jeff Liedy's children have been on Beck's swim team for years. Liedy says he still trusts Beck, and would have no problem leaving his children in Beck's care.
Liedy says he feels Beck's name is being wrongly dragged through the mud.
"If it was a trial situation I don't think they ever looked at the other side," Liedy said. "There's always two sides to the story. The people closest to the coach, being the swimmers and the parents, were never asked to come in and talk to them about what they were looking in to, whatever the allegations might have been."
Liedy says the parents and athletes want their coach reinstated.
Beck's attorney did not allow him to comment for this story.
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