SLE Worldwide Australia is a Managing General Underwriter specialising in insuring risks in the world of Sports, Leisure and Entertainment. Be it relaxing, playing, organising or watching sports,…read more
Sydney swim teacher facing 46 charges and potential life imprisonment
NSW prosecutors are reviewing “thousands of pages” of evidence gathered in the case against Sydney north shore swimming teacher Kyle Daniels accused of with sexually assaulting two girls under the age of 10.
Daniels, aged 20, appeared in Sydney's Downing Centre Local Court yesterday where NSW Police asked for more time to prepare the “large” brief of evidence.
The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions has confirmed Daniel is facing 48 charges including 25 counts of sexual intercourse with two children under the age of 10 - girls aged six and seven - that are alleged to have occurred when he was a learn-t-swim teacher at Mosman Swim Centre in 2018 and early 2019.
Daniels, who is studying sports science at the University of Sydney, is also facing 10 Apprehended Violence Orders which NSW Police took out on behalf of the alleged victims.
The other charges against Daniels include intentionally sexually touching a child under the age of 10 years and indecent assault. In total, there are 10 alleged victims involved.
In Court yesterday, NSW Deputy Chief Magistrate Michael Allen heard the case was a "complex matter" and prosecutors required more time than previously thought to pore over transcripts relating to the investigation.
The case against Daniels, who strongly denies the allegations, is understood to include CCTV footage and other evidence beyond the testimony of his alleged victims.
Daniels was in the second year of his sport science degree at the University of Sydney and worked on a casual basis at the Mosman Swim Centre until his arrest in March.
In a successful bail hearing earlier this year, Manly Local Court heard that a swim student's parent had complained of "inappropriate holds" more than six months before Daniels' arrest.
The pool's operator Ezyswim did not report the allegations to the ombudsman or the NSW Police, reportedly allowing Daniels to retain his employment after signing an internal memo about body positioning in lessons and cuddles.
Daniels was supported in court by his parents when the case was adjourned for three weeks.
He is on strict bail conditions.
If found guilty, the former Knox Grammar School prefect could face life imprisonment.
Image: Kyle Daniels at Knox Grammar School. Source: Instagram.
15th March 2019 - Sydney swim teacher charged over sexual abuse of young girls
13th February 2019 - Sport Australia welcomes creation of new integrity agency
9th November 2018 - Swim coach Scott Volkers committed to stand trial on indecency charges
26th September 2018 - Man charged over alleged sexual assault at Adelaide Aquatic Centre
22nd September 2015 - Former dance teacher pleads guilty to child pornography and sex abuse charges
26th June 2014 - Royal Commission announces Swimming Australia investigation
Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?
The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.
However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.
Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.
Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.
Click here to subscribe.
The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.
AQUASPIN™ - Aqua Cycling Aquaspin™’s sessions have been specially designed by our Master Trainer to be challenging yet fun group cycling sessions. Each session is tailored to…read more
Goplay designs and manufactures specialised playground equipment for indoor play centres, hotels, food chains, clubs and resorts. If our years of experience and dedication have taught us one thing,…read more
Technogym is the leading company in the Wellness and Fitness field all over the world. With 2,200 employees, 14 branches in Europe, U.S., South America, Asia and Australia, Technogym exports its…read more
The Fitness Generation is now part of NovoFit - see www.ausleisure.com.au/suppliers/novofit/read more
At easyemployer we've come up with a software solution that manages one of your most important, and often most costly, business resources - your staff. We are helping 100s of clients to…read more
AIS Water, the trading name of Australian Innovative Systems, is a multi-award winning, Australian owned leader in the design, production and supply of commercial and residential chlorine generators…read more
Hidroplay welcomes you to the exciting world of children's Playscapes, waterslide's and Water Attractions. Appealing to families, Hidroplay increases patronage in your facility during those…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!