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SBD Global/April 10, 2013/Olympics

Swimming Australia's New Performance Dir Michael Scott Promises Changes On His Watch

Swimming Australia's new High-Performance Dir Michael Scott "has vowed that all swimmers, coaches and staff on the national team will be held to the same high standards of behaviour once he takes the helm next month," according to Nicole Jeffery of THE AUSTRALIAN. Scott: "There will be one team, one ethical framework, one set of values and one set of rules. There can't be any teams within the team." Swimming Australia confirmed its new leadership team Tuesday, announcing the appointment of CEO Mark Anderson, the former Hockey Australia chief, and Scott, the former British Swimming performance director "who had previously been director of the Australian Institute of Sport." Scott, who turned down the job of high-performance director at Athletics Australia in January in anticipation of securing this position, said that he preferred this role because he was "passionate about swimming and I believe in the future of the sport" (THE AUSTRALIAN, 4/10).
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