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Bohl and Taylor named national swimming coaches

Stathi Paxinos Swimming Australia has appointed Michael Bohl and Rohan Taylor as respective coaches of the national women's and men's team to take the squads to this year's world championships in Barcelona.

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New coaches strive to unite 'toxic' team

Emily Seebohm

Stathi Paxinos Australia's team would not be divided into two despite the appointment of men's and women's head coaches to take the team into this year's world championships, the men appointed to the positions,...

In the same lane: new coaches aim to unite teams of men and women

Richard Eliason

Stathi Paxinos Australia's swim team will not be divided into two despite the appointment of men's and women's head coaches for this year's world championships, the men appointed to the positions have said.

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Olympic swim coach would welcome Ian Thorpe as a team mentor

Swimming Australia National Head Coach, Jacco Verhaeren, at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra on Wednesday 19 February 2014.
Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

Jon Tuxworth Australia's head swimming coach would welcome troubled great Ian Thorpe back into the fold.

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James Magnussen excited by prospect of working with new swimming coach Jacco Verhaeren

James Magnussen

World champion swimmer James Magnussen hopes the appointment of Dutchman Jacco Verhaeren as Australia's head coach can help turn his London disappointment into Rio Olympics gold.

Jacco Verhaeren accepts challenge of making Australia No.1 in swimming

Stathi Paxinos Australia's new head swimming coach, Jacco Verhaeren, has arrived in the country with a wealth of experience, not to mention success, having guided the careers of Pieter van den Hoogenband, Inge de...

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New coach Jacco Verhaeren sets sights high for Australian swim team

Dutch swimming coach Jacco Verhaeren

Stathi Paxinos Australia's new head coach arrived with a wealth of experience, not to mention success.

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Warning for Olympics' Stilnox Six, but coach escapes sanctions

Aus Mens swim team front the media to admit to their behaviours in London - bringing the swim team into disrepute. James Magnussen, Cameron McEvoy and Eamon Sullivan admit to taking Stilnox tablets. Photo: Edwina Pickles. 22 Feb 2013.

David Sygall The latest - and final - report into the ill-fated London Olympics swimming campaign has laid much of the blame with Swimming Australia and former head coach Leigh Nugent.

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Swimming Australia appoint former 'Hoogie' mentor Jacco Verhaeren to head coaching position

Jacco Verhaaren

Rupert Guinness Swimming Australia has given incoming national head coach Jacco Verhaeren a clear mandate – to make Australia the world’s top ranked nation.

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Management blamed for Games issues

Australian Olympic Committee chief John Coates addresses the media in Sydney on Friday.

David Sygall Final report into swimming campaign lays much of the blame on Leigh Nugent.

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Nugent's final word

David Polkinghorne Former Swimming Australia head coach Leigh Nugent knows coaching jobs ''end up in tears''.

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Resurgent Dolphins make stands for team unity

Missy Franklin

Liam Fitzgibbon The Australian team is starting to feel like just that again - a team. A year after a poor London Olympics campaign blamed on a ''toxic'' culture within the squad, Australia's swimmers have noted a...

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From sinking to the fast lane

Daniel Kowalski.

David Sygall Australian swimming is out to make a splash for the right reasons.

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Toned-down but still fast

James Magnussen.

Stathi Paxinos James Magnussen says he does not need the chest-thumping and questionable behaviour of his alter ego ''The Missile'' to regain his confidence.

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New boss raises the bar for world titles

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Stathi Paxinos Swim team has rebounded well from the fallout of its London Olympic Games campaign.

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Leadership the key to making waves

Bill Sweetenham

David Polkinghorne Former Australian head coach said disastrous London Olympics campaign was a ''long time coming''.

Persistence pays off for Sprenger with unexpected silver

Sprenger

Michael Cowley Every day Christian Sprenger gives thanks that he decided against giving away swimming. On Sunday night, his persistence was rewarded with an Olympic silver medal when the stars aligned in the 100m...

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Olympic failure 'a lesson' for swimmers, says former coach

Don Talbot.

Michael Cowley Don Talbot, the last man to lead the Australian team to the pinnacle of world swimming, says it is no wonder the current team’s athletes did not perform at their best if reports of misbehaviour and...

Team in need of tough love - Talbot

Don Talbolt

Michael Cowley DON TALBOT, the last man to lead the Australian team to the pinnacle of world swimming, says it is no wonder this year's team's athletes did not perform at their best if reports into misbehaviour and...

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Talent scouts favour style over speed

Cameron Tysoe

Fleta Page The AIS played host this week to a Swimming Australia talent identification camp, in the hope of discovering some future Olympians who may have otherwise flown under the radar.