Australia’s new national head coach Jacco Verhaeren ‘ready to steal US crown’


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New national head coach Jacco Verhaeren believes being the No 1 team in the world is the “only ambition Australia can have”. The decorated Dutch coach arrived in Australia this week as part of the push to revive the Australian team’s fortunes after the London Olympics slump and hit the ground running, attending the Victorian championships in Melbourne yesterday to meet and greet swimmers and coaches.

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