Michael Scott “Willing to Apply” for Aussie High Performance Role

On the same day as it was revealed that Michael Scott had resigned as the head of performance for British Swimming, rumors emerged that he would be a candidate to take over a high performance role in Australia, where he has lived despite working with the British program.

New Swimming Australia president Barclay Nettlefold, when asked about the potential for filling the position, said “We are advertising starting tomorrow for the role. Michael is looking at a few options across various sports in Australia that is accurate.

“He is willing to apply for our role, Nettlefold continued, an indicator that a conversation has at least been had.

Nettlefold’s comments also indicate that Scott has perhaps interest in looking outside of the pool for his next role.

In August, at Scott’s behest, British Swimming launched an investigation into its performance at the London Olympics, and one of those findings was that Scott needed to relocate to the UK, something he was unwilling to do. That lead to his resignation.

Great Britain has now lost both Scott and Dennis Pursley, the two leads of their National Team program, since the Olympics. Both men came to their jobs from outside of the country, as Pursley is an American.

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Tip: Spelled Pursley, with only 1 “e.”

Michael is the last of his league. Pol Pot , Ghenghis Khan , Attila The Hun , Ivan The Terrible are not available.

I would have preferred Ghaddafi but again , gone.

Pickins must indeed be slim.

Scott spranklin


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