Spirit & Smile Of Carlile Hover Over Hoogie’s Pool As Jacco & The Dolphins Drop In

Jacco Verhaeren, left, the Australia head coach, secured the backing of his coaches to switch Australian trials to five weeks out from major events in a four-year plan to Tokyo 2020 - courtesy of Swimming Australia

Forbes Carlile will be smiling down on the Dolphins this day as Jacco Verhaeren, the Dutchman leading the Australian school walks the deck of his elite, aquatic alma mater in Eindhoven. The Dolphins, a year on from being rocked by underperformance in Rio, are making their final preparations for pool racing at the world titles – in Budapest from Sunday – in the hallowed waters of the Pieter van den Hoogenband Pool where the sprinter once trained under Verhaeren’s watchful eye and guidance on the way to 100-200m gold at Sydney 2000 and a follow-up 100m gold at Athens 2004

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Forbes Carlile will be smiling down on the Dolphins this day as Jacco Verhaeren, the Dutchman leading the Australian school walks the deck of his elite, aquatic alma mater in Eindhoven. The Dolphins, a year on from being rocked by underperformance in Rio, are making their final preparations for pool racing at the world titles – in Budapest from Sunday – in the hallowed waters of the Pieter van den Hoogenband Pool where the sprinter once trained under Verhaeren’s watchful eye and guidance on the way to 100-200m gold at Sydney 2000 and a follow-up 100m gold at Athens 2004

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