The new High Performance Manager comes from a position at Team Denmark and he also has many years of experience working for swimming clubs behind him.
It is with great pleasure that the Danish Swimming Federation can announce that the Federationâ€™s new High Performance Manager from 1st February 2015 is Lars Green Bach.
Lars has a long background in swimming. He has, among other things, been head coach atÂ Swimming Club 68, HjÃ¸rring (2000 – 2003) and West BrÃ¸ndby Swimming Club (2006 – 2008). OverÂ a three-year period (2003 – 2006), Lars was also the high performance coach and head of LyngbyÂ Swimming Club. However, in 2008, Lars changed his many years of working poolside for a job atÂ Team Denmark, where he currently works as a team leader for talent and skills development.
Over the years, Lars has been directly affiliated with the Danish Swimming Federation in the workÂ to develop the Federationâ€™s coach programme, and since 2003 he has been an instructor on theÂ Federationâ€™s coach programme, and since 2011, as programme functional manager for theÂ Federationâ€™s coach programme. He has also completed the highest coach programme in DenmarkÂ in the form of the Sportâ€™s Coach Academy (ITA).
As head of the Danish Swimming Federationâ€™s sports department, Lars will have overallÂ responsibility to continue the implementation of the 2016 Danish Swimming Plan and so ensureÂ that there is a common thread from the smallest national championship to the largest internationalÂ championship (World Championships and Olympics). The new High Performance Manager willÂ have overall technical and organisational responsibility for the Danish Swimming Federationâ€™sÂ competition activities, as well as national and international high performance, just as he will haveÂ overall management responsibility for the Sports Department.
Lars Green Bach has this to say about his future job:
â€œIâ€™m so pleased to have the opportunity to lead the Sports Department of one of Denmarkâ€™sÂ traditional sports. There is a fantastic foundation of sporting potential in swimming, both in theÂ short and long-term, and Iâ€™m looking forward to collaborating with Denmarkâ€™s many passionateÂ swimmers, coaches and leaders to realise this potential and translate it into international results,â€Â says the Danish Swimming Federationâ€™s future High Performance Manager, and he continues:Â â€œHigh performance sport is undergoing rapid development. This also applies to swimming. TheÂ challenges place great demands on all of us for a focused and unified contribution to our dailyÂ work. I believe that we, in Danish swimming, are able to further develop the strong framework forÂ the sport of swimming that there is in Denmark.â€
The Danish Swimming Federation is pleased to have signed a contract with Lars Green Bach:
â€œThe process of finding the right person to lead the prospective work of the Sports DepartmentÂ has, of course, taken up much of our time over the last couple of months. Itâ€™s vital that we have aÂ person with the right profile for this position. In this respect, Iâ€™m really pleased we have Lars GreenÂ Bach on the team. He has the right background to fill the position and Iâ€™m convinced that DanishÂ high performance swimming will be further strengthened as a result of Lars Green Bachâ€™sÂ contribution in the coming years,â€ says Pia Holmen, Director of the Danish Swimming Federation.
There are also good expectations at Team Denmark for the new High Performance Manager:
â€œAt Team Denmark, we are proud that the Danish Swimming Federation has appointed Lars GreenÂ Bach as High Performance Manager. We are also delighted that Larsâ€™ skills will continue to benefitÂ high performance sport. We are convinced that the Danish Swimming Federation will benefitÂ greatly from Larsâ€™ professionalism and experience in the position of High Performance Manager.Â Lars joined Team Denmark in 2008, when he also qualified as a biologist. Combined with hisÂ duties at Team Denmark, a coaching accreditation at the highest level (ITA), and previousÂ coaching appointments for various swimming clubs, Lars is now ready for the job of HighÂ Performance Manager on his own â€œhome groundâ€. Team Denmark wishes Lars and the DanishÂ Swimming Federation all the best in their collaboration,â€ says Per Boldt JÃ¸rgensen, headÂ consultant and acting head of Team Denmark.
Lars Green Bach has a masterâ€™s degree in biology from the University of Copenhagen, he lives inÂ Skovlunde, near Copenhagen, is married and father to three children.
Press releaseÂ from the Danish Swimming Federation
Photo courtesy of Team Danmark