SWIMMING: Queenslander Grant Irvine has announced himself on the Australian swimming scene by recording the second quickest Australian men’s 200m butterfly of all time, at the 2013 Australian Swimming Championships in Adelaide tonight.
SWIMMING: Gold Coast swimmer Thomas Fraser-Holmes produced an electric final 50 metres to highlight the increasing depth in Australian swimming and win his third straight men’s 200m freestyle title at the 2013 Swimming Championships tonight in Adelaide.
SWIMMING: Olympic gold medallist Alicia Coutts has added a brace of national titles to her growing trophy cabinet after two superb swims at the 2013 Australian Swimming Championships in Adelaide this evening.
SWIMMING: David McKeon and Bronte Barratt have become the first Australians to book their place at this year’s FINA World Championships, with convincing wins on the first night of finals at the 2013 Australian Swimming Championships in Adelaide.
SWIMMING: Swimming Australia has this morning announced that Michael Bohl and Rohan Taylor will take on the role of National Team Coaches for the Australian Swim Team through to the 2013 FINA World Championships in Barcelona (July 28 to Aug 4).
FUNDING: Australian national sporting organisations have today learnt their funding allocations from the Australian Government for 2013-14 with Australian Sports Commission (ASC) Chair John Wylie AM announcing the breakdown in almost $120 million in government investment.
SWIMMING: Following the statement by Swimming Australia regarding their Integrity Panel Report, the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) can update with the following.
The President of the AOC, John Coates, is confident Australia’s swimmers will be a force at the 2016 Rio Olympics. As part of his President’s Review in the AOC’s Annual Report, Coates says
SWIMMING: Swimming Australia President Barclay Nettlefold has today announced that Mark Anderson has been appointed as the new Swimming Australia Chief Executive Officer, with Michael Scott to take on the role of Director of High Performance.
SWIMMING: Swimming Australia President Barclay Nettlefold has confirmed that Leigh Nugent will stand down from the position of Head Coach, with an Interim Head Coach to be appointed and in place before the Australian Championships starting on April 26.