Thursday, October 3, 2019

Swim Coach No Longer Suspended

USA Swimming reinstated the coaching privileges of Savannah Reas.  USA Swimming suspended PEAQ Coach Savannah Reis from the association on July 24.  The organization is the national governing body for swimming in the United States.  USA Swimming's website states that it suspended Mrs. Reis due allegations of misconduct. 


The coach's name no longer appears under interim or permanent suspensions.  Mrs. Reis and her husband, Fernando, formed Performance Elite Aquatics in 2014.  

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

I wonder where all of the previous commentors who posted negative comments about Savannah are now?????

Anonymous said...

There were some horrible rumors floating around about her and this situation. I've been sick for a couple of days thinking about what they must have gone through. Then you read about the situation with the Pearl Cross Country team. Are we at a point now in society where if you get mad at someone, you have to make up a sensational rumor to ruin their life? There is no recourse for the accused because more often than not, the accusers are trash that have nothing to sue for.






Anonymous said...

Probably same place you hide, Eastover hood rat, when you prematurely post something caustic on here that turns out to be false.

Anonymous said...

No picture included on this post? Seems wrong to include her pic when accused but not when absolved and reinstated.

Anonymous said...

Good for her. She and her husband are good people. I hope whoever made the accusation didn't hide behind the anonymity. School age sports parents are downright hateful.

Anonymous said...

The article isn’t 100% accurate. Her coaching privileges have restrictions, but I’m sure those “Good People” failed to mention that.

Anonymous said...

1159
Enlighten us as to the restrictions and your source you fountain of knowlesge.

Anonymous said...

She's so pretty though.

Anonymous said...

That is enough. I am tired of all of this counter-productive ugliness. Everyone in the swim community knows who the accusers families are because of the accusers families. They are not minors. One of them no longer swims and has a long history of questionable behavior. The other swims in college. I know who they are because the latter's parents are still involved in the HIGH SCHOOL sport (my team) and have spread a lot of the nonsense we are all sick and tired of hearing. My child isn't even in high school yet and we have a few more years in this. We want to go to our practice and swim with our friends and enjoy it. We like people on all teams. We like all the coaches. We want everyone to swim great and have a good experience. And we should not have a place on our team for a family of has-been parents carrying old grudges against former teams and their coaches who try to bring us all down into the muck and mire. This specific family have broken USA Swimming rules multiple times but no one has gone after them. Go volunteer with your college child and let go of the demons. It will be best for everyone and I promise the people who benefit the most will be you.

Anonymous said...

@Salty Sally @11:59, no press release says anything about that. Why don't you inform us? Your child most likely swims like a brick and you probably had a part in this.

Anonymous said...

"Seems wrong to include her pic when accused but not when absolved and reinstated."

I saw nothing stating 'absolved' and assumptions don't count.

Anonymous said...

5:00PM So you believe USA Swimming is endangering children by reinstating her? There’s no in between. This coach was either cleared or the swim folks are disregarding the team’s safety. Same for the public school where she teaches.

Anonymous said...

So 5:00 pm you are sticking with the premise that accused = guilty. I hope your jury isn’t so inclined some day.

Anonymous said...

I'm the poster at 5:00, above. I said nothing about guilt, accusation, team safety or endangering children. All I said was there is no mention of 'absolved' in the report. Look up the word absolved. If there are restrictions placed on her, she is NOT absolved. If there are restrictions, what are they? Get over your defensive, immature selves and jump in the lake.

Anonymous said...

@2:26 p.m. You say that a family has violated USA Swimming rules multiple times, but no one has gone after them. Why not others? If the family is that intimidating, bullying and harassment are violations in and of themselves. But the bigger question is: "Why not you?" If you have witnessed these violations or have evidence of them, you are duty bound under the USA Swimming/MS Swimming rules to report this. There is an anonymous method for doing this at the USA Swimming level. I'll help.
Here is the link: https://safesport.i-sight.com/portal

The only way the sport is protected is when folks step up and speak out.

Anonymous said...

The anonymous accusations have always been totally ridiculous on their face. It's an attempt to smear a good lady and family. And some in the Madison have latched on to the troubled kids' accusation because it's useful in having her removed from her teaching position despite 10 years of strong service.

Anonymous said...

8:51 - Surely you don't think the swimming organization and the school system acted on nothing more than an anonymous accusation. You seem to see a giant conspiracy involving a rumor, an organization that oversees swimming and one of the largest and best school systems in the state. Have you taken your meds?

From The Sidelines said...

And I thought there was a lot of bitching, anger and pissyness among under-12 soccer parents! At least THEY can raise up the lift door of the SUV and drink a disguised beer and chill.

If the woman has suffered harm by the school system (due to no action of her own) let her find a good lawyer and make ten times what a teacher makes.

Anonymous said...

@9:16 That's not exactly a correct summary of my post. I am not saying there is a conspiracy between the organizations. I am saying that some people in one organization (or individuals within it) may be using something that occurred related to another independent organization (the swim organization) for their own purposes.

An anonymous kid made an accusation to the swimming organization. I am not sure anyone "officially" knows who or exactly what the allegation is. But, from reading on here, the swim community and some around Madison presume to know who it is. The national swim organization has to take any sort of allegation seriously - particularly in the days after the US gymnastic scandal and some of the other things that have happened at Ohio State wrestling as an example. Baseless accusations have to be investigated to be determined to be baseless, and, unfortunately, the accused is drug thru the mud while the investigation is ongoing.

Ms. Reis has been a teacher at Madison Station for a period of about 10 years, mostly under a very long term, well respected principal. That principal recently retired. At the end of last school year, a situation occurred at an after hours school event that exploded in to a huge deal with the new administration, which was in its first or second year at the school. It's been rumored the administration wanted to end Ms. Reis' tenure because of the situation.

Fast forward to the beginning of the next school year...... Right before school starts, the swim suspension is made public on this blog. And, the blog appears to have details from someone that knows the employment status of Ms. Reis. That would seem to be someone inside the school district trying to influence Ms. Reis' employment status. That may not be the case, but it sure appeared from the timing of posts on this blog that information that only could have been known by the school district or Reis was being made public.

I just think it will be interesting to see as these accusations are shown to be without merit what happens with her employment status.

Anonymous said...

Let justice roll over the cowards who set out to destroy the Reis's reputations! Surely there is an anonymous, procrastinating lawyer out there who would like to brief us on the available causes of action and recommend ways to expose the identity of the despicable jackasses who initiated this tortious calumny.

Anonymous said...

At the heart of this are families who have been hurt. Is it the ones pointing the fingers or the one on the other end? Just like one of the posters above, I am privy to knowing detailed information about this case. and I am guilty of believing what I was told and believing she was guilty. I don't know the initial accuser or his family just their reputation. And they are questionable witnesses at best, I do know the second family involved, and I would classify them more as the cheerleaders. I have been told they have complained as well, but I have only heard them speak about the first accuser. Many of us were told the summarized details of the "story," which included iron-clad electronic proof that would result in her lifetime ban, loss of her job, and an immediate arrest. it was a horrible story, and everyone who heard it was appalled. But time passed and no arrest. I can promise all Jambalaya readers, if the "story" were true, there would have been one. Now with her suspension being removed there is no question in many of our minds that the story we were sold was a false one. I have also looked at this with clearer eyes now, and it seems to be colored with some very malicious intent, intense anger toward old coaches and teams, and a certain glee in the gotcha. I should have seen it before, because victims wouldn't be so happy about a situation like this. I hurt for the accused and her family and I also hurt for the swimmers involved. The accusers seem to be pawns in their parents retribution. The cheerleaders are still very involved in our team even though their child is swimming in college in another town. There is definitely a sense of "not being able to let go" whether it be the grudge, or their child growing up. I do pray for this: All parties involved, our team, and the swim community will be better off when the guns are put down, people move on as seasons change, and the truth comes to light. I intend to do my part to call out the gossip and false witness.

Anonymous said...

Some anonymous knowledgeable person, please let us all know what the hell is going on. Who are the accusers?

I have never heard of another sport that has a web page specifically to list people who have been suspended. This sounds like a sport that must have lots of child predators or individuals with major abuse problems.

Please help me understand. What are the benefits of competitive swimming? Especially if the risks of misconduct or abuse are so high?

Why would you put your children in danger of sexual predators?

I have never really thought about this before, but I will never view Olympic swimming the same. Sounds to me like anyone involved may be getting off on kids in bathing suits. That is a terrible thing to have to think about. Even type out.

Think we will just go to the reservoir and take a risk of getting a staph infection.

Anonymous said...

Is Mrs. Reis still employed by the school? If so, is she still a teacher or on leave with pay?

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