Danish national team director Lars Sørensen announced early 2011 that he would stop after the London 2012 Olympics, and now it has been announced that he will start as club director of Hovedstadens Svømmeklub (the Capitol’s Swim Club), a merger of GI40Hermes and Svømmeklubben København into Denmark’s biggest sports club.
In other Danish swimming news, local bloggers are enraged by their Olympic team appearing half-hearted at the Danish Nationals this past week, getting special treatment like being allowed to swim ‘out of competition’ in the outer lanes of finals despite of not having swum prelims, culminating with one swimmer switching from back to breaststroke in the 200 backstroke final (after having qualified for it in the prelims), apparently as planned with the team chiefs.
‘It is of course against the rules, but I would like to nuance this a bit. Because of Olympic preparations, Rikke only had two days at the Danish Championships, these two days not including the 200 breaststroke that she would like to swim. So it was an attempt to optimize a few days at the Danish Champs seen in respect to her primary event not being there.’