According to Dagens.dk, Danish sprint queen Jeanette Ottesen and coach Shannon Rollacon decided this March to make drastic changes to her crawl technique, including switching from straight-arm to bent-arm recovery. One of the consequences being, that she will not be defending her 100 meter free world championship come Barcelona 2013.
– It changes my crawl completely, og it also means that he doesn’t want me to swim the 100 meter until the new technique is completely incorporated, she says about Shannon Rollason’s plan, the new head coach of the Danish national training center.
– When the technique is in place, I will start swimming the 100 meter again. We will see how it goes. At least at the European Championships in Herning in December, I expect to be competing in it again, she says.