Published: Mar 20, 2013 02:48:39 PM Updated: Apr 22, 2013 01:42:31 PM
Swimming Australia President Barclay Nettlefold has today announced that the organisation will appoint an Interim Head Coach to be in place for the Australian Championships in Adelaide, to replace Leigh Nugent.
Nugent approached Swimming Australia last week and indicated that he no longer wanted to continue in the role of Head Coach, and his resignation is still a matter of negotiation.
“Leigh actually approached us to discuss his future and where he would best fit into the new structure of the High Performance Unit,” said Nettlefold.
“In those discussions it soon became very clear that while he still wanted to remain involved in the sport, he didn’t want to continue in the position of Head Coach.”
To maintain focus for the upcoming Australian Championships in Adelaide from April 26 to May 3, Swimming Australia will appoint an Interim Head Coach in the coming weeks.
Meanwhile announcements on the new CEO and Director of High Performance will also be made in the coming weeks.
“There will be a new leadership structure for the organisation for the Australian Championships and the aim of that structure is to provide our elite and up-and-coming athletes and coaches with the best environment to succeed,” said Nettlefold.
“We have a preferred candidate for the CEO position in Mark Anderson from Hockey Australia, and will look to finalise his appointment next week. Similarly we have narrowed the Director of High Performance down to a preference of two candidates and will consult with the new CEO and High Performance Committee before finalising that appointment.”