Scott Volkers: Australian swim coach to face trial over ‘indecent therapy of ladies’


Swim coach Scott Volkers has been committed to stand trial in the Brisbane District Court over five charges relating to the indecent treatment of two girls he used to train.

His committal hearing today heard the two alleged victims were under 16 years at the time.

The magistrate deemed there was enough evidence in the matter for it to be heard by a jury in a higher court.

Volkers did not enter a plea and trial date is yet to be determined.

The court heard the offences allegedly occurred while he was working as a coach in Aspley and Bald Hills between 1984 and 1988.

Volkers helped shape the careers of swimming stars Susie O’Neil and Samantha Riley, although there is no suggestion that either one of them has made a complaint against him.

He was employed by Swimming Australia and Swimming Queensland until 2010.

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