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SMH : declared in Trials shift among major changes as Swimming Australia sparks post-Rio reform

as declared in Expected to win anywhere between eight and 11 gold, Australia took home three (10 medals overall) to be second.
We’re one of the few leading swimming nations in the world that are having winter when most are having summer.
Photo: Getty ImagesImmediately after Rio, head coach Jacco Verhaeren distanced himself from the idea of moving the trials.
Swimming Australia insists it hasn’t simply produced a carbon copy of the American system, saying the pivotal decision to move official trials to just five weeks out from major events was a result of local factors and circumstances.
We look to all nations, including the US, and have looked at a number of nations around the world.”

As it stated in

Swimming Australia Shake-up: Olympic Trials Moves To American Model

One item targeted early on the swimming side of things was the potential altering of the timing of Australia’s Olympic Swimming Trials.
You can read the Swimming Australia Four-Year Tokyo 2020 Plan announcement on its website here.
Swimming Australia also announced that its Podium Centre Program will be reduced from 14 to now 9 High Performance Centers.
Swimming Australia CEO Mark Anderson commented, “We are looking forward to this next phase in our high performance evolution.
In 2016, as in years past, Australian timing involved Olympic Trials happening in April, a good 3 1/2 months ahead of the start of the Games.
New Swimming Australia 4-Year Plan Includes Earlier Selection Trials

As it stated in This framework will see the evolution of the Podium Centre Program to, Swimming Australia supported ‘High Performance Centres’Increase of the roles of the State Swimming Associations (SSAs) in high performance swimming.
Swimming Australia President John Bertrand AO said the Dolphins had contributed greatly to Australian Sport.
Swimming Australia CEO Mark Anderson said this post-Rio review process was about building on the progress that we had already made.
Press release courtesy on Swimming Australia.
One of the biggest changes will see a significant evolution to the Podium Centre Program, including a reduction from 14 down to nine Swimming Australia supported ‘High Performance Centres’.

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