Speculation has flown since James Magnussen split with his coach Brant Best in September, with every big-name coach in Australia being the subject of rumors.
Magnussen has flown in the face of them all and chosen instead brothers Mitch and Lach Falvey, young coaches also in their 20’s who share a hometown with the Australian Record holder Magnussen.
Mitch Falvey’s current job is at the Ravenswood School for Girls in New South Wales. Previous stops on his resume include as owner of “Swim Win & Grin,” a mobile swim school, and as an assistant coach at the Pymble Ladies’ College from 2004-2010.
He’s been quietly building up a reputation in Australia, having worked recently with a few junior Australian team camps and putting a few swimmers onto youth and junior teams.
The final announcement of this move has been awaiting approval from Swimming Australia, who first required a trial period under the Falvey brothers.