4-time Olympic medalist and 13-time World Champion Chad le Clos is looking for a new assistant coach to fill the role previously occupied by Bobby Hurley. This coach will be responsible for working with and administering a workout plan from Le Clos’ head coach Andrea di Nino around Europe, the Middle East, and Africa as Le Clos travels for competition and business interests.
“It’s an exciting time at the moment after a great Commonwealth Games and the recent launch of the CLeC Academy flagship venue in Cape Town,” Le Clos said. “As always I’m looking to the next goal and with that comes the strengthening of Team CLeC. We are looking for someone who has drive and passion to join us in the journey to Tokyo 2020.”
Le Clos is coming off a 2018 Commonwealth Games where he swept the gold medals in the 50, 100, and 200 butterflies in addition to winning silver in the 100 free and bronze as part of South Africa’s 400 medley relay. That brings his total up to 17 Commonwealth Games medals all-time, having participated in the last 3 editions of the meet. That puts him 1 shy of the all-time record for Commonwealth Games medals by an athlete n any sport from any country, behind Phillip Adams of Australia and Mick Gault of England – both shooters.
Le Clos’ Olympic gold came at the 2012 Olympics in London, where he handed Michael Phelps one of the few Olympic final losses in his career. Le Clos has since won 2 World Championships in the 100 fly and 2 in the 200 fly, though he was just 4th (behind a resurgent Phelps) in the 200 fly in Rio. He did win silver in the 200 free and 100 fly at those 2016 Olympics, however.