Australian swimmers will shine at Rio Olympics in 2016 says head coach Jacco Verhaeren



Head coach Jacco Verhaeren has predicted an immediate Olympic bounce back by Australia at Rio in 2016 with the new team boss impressed by the existing stars and emerging teenage talent in the pool.

Charged with making Australia the world No.1 swimming nation by the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Verhaeren is confident the swim team can make significant steps forward in the next two years as they rebound from the London disaster.

“I think we definitely should see it in the long term, but I see at the same time that we have enough potential for Rio. Not to become No.1 in the world as a country, but to do very good,” Verhaeren said.

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