New National Coach appointed in Danish swimming
Canadian Dean Boles is the man from 1 June who will head the Danish Swimming Federation’s collaboration with clubs on the development of the strong senior high performance environments.
Dean Boles comes from a job as a provincial coach and mentor coach in the Canadian province of Ontario, and before that he coached swimmers for 4 Canadian Olympic squads.
With the appointment of Dean Boles, the coaching staff in the Danish Swimming Federa-tion’s Sports Department is now at full strength. Dean is going to work in close collabora-tion with National Head Coach Nick Juba, NTC Coach Stefan Hansen and Talent Manager Thomas Stub on the sporting objectives for the sport of swimming in Denmark.
The Danish Swimming Federation is delighted about the appointment of the National Coach
The Danish Swimming Federation is pleased to have reached an agreement with Dean Boles and High Performance Manager Lars Green Bach is looking forward to continuing the work that has already begun.
“We are getting a strong professional and experienced candidate with Dean Boles to con-tinue the work that National Head Coach Nick Juba and the high performance clubs started a few years ago to strengthen our senior high performance environments. It forms a central part of our sporting strategy, the 2016 Danish Swimming Plan, and it has therefore been important to us that the work can be continued and developed with a new National Coach,” says High Performance Manager Lars Green Bach and continues:
“Dean has the experience of club environments and the national squad in Canada, experi-ence as a coach at the highest international level and experience in facilitating the devel-opment of senior high performance environments through close collaboration with swim-mers, coaches and leaders. We see Dean as a positive, winning and passionate person, and we are convinced that Danish swimming will have good profile for the National Coach position in Dean.”
While Nick Juba has overall responsibility for the sporting results and is directly responsi-ble for the Federation’s work with finalists and medal candidates in 2015 and 2016, Dean Boles will be responsible for working with the sporting development of swimmers with a 2020 perspective and their coaches. Both in terms of club environments and the Danish Swimming Federation’s national squads.
Dean Boles: I admire Danish swimming
Dean Boles talks about his new job as National Coach:
“I’m very excited about my new position with Danish Swimming. I look forward to the chal-lenge for myself in the role as National Coach to work with the Sport Federation, the Coaches, Swimmers and Clubs to keep the promising momentum of world class swim-ming,” says Dean Boles and continues:
“I have always admired and respected the focused approach and the results of the Scan-dinavian countries especially the past few years of Danish Swimming. I look forward to developing great relationships with the people of Denmark.”
Team Denmark is also very pleased that the agreement with Dean Boles has fallen into place and the Sports Department is at full strength again:
“The 2016 Olympics are upon us and it is therefore important that there is full focus on creating the optimal preparations leading up to Rio. National Head Coach Nick Juba can now concentrate even more on the job at hand and entrust the task to ensure a good foundation for the future for Dean Boles. We believe this can increase the quality in both areas, and we look forward to both following and contributing to the continued develop-ment of the high performance and talent work in Danish swimming,” says Lone Hansen, Director of Team Danmark.
Facts about the Danish Swimming Federation’s new National Coach
Dean Boles has coached swimmers for 4 Canadian Olympic squads from 1996-2008. Since 2009, he has worked as provincial coach/mentor coach in the Canadian province of Ontario. He has worked with, among other things, the development of senior high perfor-mance environments in collaboration with clubs and coaches, performance analyses and development trends in high performance swimming, as well as sporting strategies for clubs and the Canadian National Swimming Association. He also has organisational experience from the boards of Swim Ontario and Swimming Canada, and most recently he has been involved in the development of the Ontario Swimming Academy in association with a newly established High Performance Centre in Toronto.
Press release from the Danish Swimming Federation