Back Together And Working Side-by-Side: Laure Manaudou & Coach Philippe Lucas

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News Round-Up: Much drama and many a headline under the bridge, Laure Manaudou and Philippe Lucas are back together again; Plymouth Leander takes 3rd straight crown; Finnish nationals end in Vaasa with Jenna Laukkanen among the headliners with a 1:08.55 national mark in the 100m breaststroke; Cate Campbell backs directorless Dolphins plan on way to Rio 2016; IOC member Anita L. DeFrantz takes a time-warp tardis to the Games of 2044; and Masudur Rahman Baidya, the double-amputee who swam the English Channel, has passed away

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News Round-Up: Much drama and many a headline under the bridge, Laure Manaudou and Philippe Lucas are back together again; Plymouth Leander takes 3rd straight crown; Finnish nationals end in Vaasa with Jenna Laukkanen among the headliners with a 1:08.55 national mark in the 100m breaststroke; Cate Campbell backs directorless Dolphins plan on way to Rio 2016; IOC member Anita L. DeFrantz takes a time-warp tardis to the Games of 2044; and Masudur Rahman Baidya, the double-amputee who swam the English Channel, has passed away

Comments

aswimfan

From the perspective of a swimming fan, Laure Manaudou is a sad case of “WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN…..”

She could have swept 200-400-800 in Beijing, for one…

aswimfan

It’s good that Cate seems to have a good rapport with Jacco, but Australia may still need that HIgh Performance role filled in for strategic decisions, and free Jacco to do what he does best: coaching

Lawrie Cox

No problem that Cate holds that view but it fails the smell test. In 2012 the role of general manager fell vacant and covered by the same proposal of spreading and supporting Leigh Nugent. Guess what it failed and was roundly criticised by the expert report from the Australian Sports Commission. Yet now we repeat it and all is ok?
It is not for the swimmers to come and support Jacco but for the Board and ASC to say the is all ok when they hold a report that says it failed.
Those who do not learn from history are destined to repeat the mistakes.
Of course the alternate argument is in 2012 maybe it wasn’t the real issue, but lets not go there as it may embarrass the chair of the sports commission.

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