Australia holds off on new swimming coach

PUBLISHED : Friday, 26 April, 2013, 9:26am
UPDATED : Friday, 26 April, 2013, 9:40am


Swimming Australia has delayed the appointment of a head coach, instead sharing the duties between existing mentors Michael Bohl and Rohan Taylor through this year’s World Championships in Barcelona.

Taylor will coach the men’s team at the championships, while Bohl will run the women’s team.

Former head coach Leigh Nugent stood down last month after a London Olympics where, despite high expectations, Australia failed to win a single individual gold medal.

In the ensuing shakeup, SA this month appointed former British Swimming performance director Michael Scott as director of high performance.

Barclay Nettlefold, SA president, said in a statement on Friday, “ultimately we will be looking at appointing a head coach post the World Championships ... But this is the right combination for this year.”