“We reported the incident as soon as we became aware of it and have fully cooperated with the investigation,” said Jeff Zipes, spokesman for WTRC Sharks. “Smith is no longer with the team
We’ve contacted Smith’s attorney for comment, however have not heard back.
A second similar incident was reported, involving the same victim, on Feb. 27, except court records showed Smith was accused of being “more invasive”
On March 1, Smith was told not to have contact with the minor victim or her family, however on March 2 Smith was said to have made contact with the victim.
The WTRC Sharks is a year-round USA Swimming competitive swim team, according to the organization’s web site.
The USA Swimming website has Smith listed as an individual permanently suspended or ineligible for membership effective April 10. Smith is said to have a USA Swimming code of conduct violation, according to the site.
Smith pleaded not guilty to the charges earlier this month and is due back in court on May 24.