Rebecca Adlington's coach, Furniss, lands top job with British Swimming
BRITISH Swimming has announced Bill Furniss as its new head coach.
Furniss, head coach at Nottingham's elite swimming group Nova Centurions, will leave his current post after 33 years in the job to head up British Swimming.
The coach of double Olympic gold medallist Rebecca Adlington will take up his position in April.
It is part of British Swimming's new strategic and technical leadership team tasked with driving the sport forward to the Rio 2016 Olympics Games, which was announced today.
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Strategic direction will be set by National Performance Director Chris Spice, a former performance director for England RFU, Great Britain and England Hockey and more recently British Basketball.
Furniss will use his vast elite coaching experience to provide technical leadership and performance standards to coaches, the home countries and the wider coaching community.
An immediate priority for Furniss will be to utilise the ability and professionalism of Britain's coaches and athletes to bring together a truly world class team.
"I'm looking forward to working with Chris and what I know to be both world class coaches and world class athletes as we strive to deliver the podium results in Rio 2016," he said.