Another Australian Helps To Steer GBR
Sep 13, 2007 - Craig Lord
As predicted by SwimNews earlier this week, British Swimming today announced the appointment of Australian Michael Scott as a High Performance Consultant in the wake of Bill Sweetenham's departure from the role of Director.
The search for as director and direct replacement for Sweetenham goes on. Scott, 51, will take up the role on October 1, days after winding up the Melbourne 2007 World Championships organisation, of which he was CEO.
David Sparkes, Chief Executive of British Swimming said: 'We are delighted to have Michael on board at this time. He has an excellent track record in swimming and sport and whilst our search for a permanent National Performance Director continues, Michael will ensure continuity by managing the team and programme that has been put in place by Bill Sweetenham.†I believe he will give the swimmers and coaches the necessary guidance and leadership required to carry out the existing programme in the run up to the Olympics.'
One of Scott's strengths has been to attract worthy partners and sponsors to the sport. As an Australian, he will also bring with him some of the strong cultural aspects associated with Sweetenham and the experience of a grounding at the AIS.
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