Published: Nov 28, 2012 02:24:05 PM Updated: Nov 28, 2012 02:24:27 PM
Swimming Australia has today started the search for a new Director of High Performance to help steer the sport towards future international success.
The Director of High Performance will be responsible for the development, management and delivery of Swimming Australia’s high performance plan.
Following a decision by the Swimming Australia Board last week to make the position of Director of High Performance a full time role within the organisation, Swimming Australia President Barclay Nettlefold said the successful candidate will play a vital role in the future direction of the sport.
“This role is important to the future success of the EnergyAustralia Swim Team and our development pathways from club swimmer to elite performer,” said Nettlefold.
“We have identified this key position within Swimming Australia’s organisational structure, following a number of discussions and planning sessions within the High Performance Unit post London, and it is a position that will provide National Head Coach Leigh Nugent with additional support.”
“The Australian Sports Commission is currently reviewing the sport and our performances in London, but we also want to be proactive in improving on the structure and productivity of the Swimming Australia High Performance Unit.”
This senior management role encompasses leadership of Swimming Australia’s high performance swimming system, along with managing the operational facets of our high performance program, national swimming squads and teams.
This non-coaching role has been designed to support our athlete and coach performances and results, through effective delivery of a strategic plan, developed in cooperation with our National Head Coach and our key partners.
Critical success factors in this role will be the efficient and effective use of the available resources, and cooperation with those who can enhance our programs success and transparency across the entire system for all stakeholders, most importantly our coaches and athletes.