Kim Brackin, the coach who led Kirsty Coventry (ZIM) to success at the 2004 and 2008 Olympic Games, including the 200m backstroke crown on both occasions, has parted company with the University of Texas.
Since taking up the helm of the women's programme at the college in 2006, Brackin has had a number of successes on her hands, including a heap of All-American honours along the way. She arrived in Texas from Auburn University, where she worked between 1997 and 2005.
A University statement read: "The University of Texas Women's Athletics Department today announced a leadership change in its women's swimming program. Effective immediately, Kim Brackin is no longer head coach. Matt Scoggin continues as men's and women's diving coach. Women's associate head coach Jim Henry continues his annual appointment until a new head coach is in place and future staff is determined. The search for a new head coach commences immediately."
No explanation was given as to why the two parties had decided to go their separate ways.