A FORMER Scone Swimming Club swimming coach convicted of child sex offences in the 1980s said he cannot understand why the royal commission into child sexual abuse is investigating his case as part of a broader investigation of Swimming Australia.
"I've already been to court on this, I've already paid my dues, I never ever went back near the club after it all happened, so why are they bringing it all back up again?" said Stephen John Roser, 60, yesterday.
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will examine the cases of Mr Roser and former Olympic swimming coaches Scott Volkers and Terry Buck during a public hearing into Swimming Australia in July.
It will investigate Scone Swimming Club's response to Mr Roser's convictions for indecent assault and committing acts of indecency against a girl he was coaching at the club in the mid 1980s.
Mr Roser said yesterday he had not worked again as a swimming coach after pleading guilty to the charges, but did building work at a Kempsey Scout hall as part of his 300 hours of community service.
"There weren't any kids there while I was doing the work. I got a thank-you note from the Scout group when it was done," he said.
The commission will also investigate Swimming Queensland and the Queensland Academy of Sport's response to allegations about high profile swimming coach Volkers, and how the NSW and Queensland Offices of the Director of Public Prosecutions responded to those allegations.