After four very successful years in Danish swimming, Nick Juba will end his tenure as National Head Coach when his contract with the Danish Swimming Federation expires at the end of the year. The World Short-Course will therefore be the Brit’s last Championships in charge of the Danish National Team.
The period from 2013 to 2016 has featured an impressive array of successful international results for Danish swimming sport. Denmark has won 26 medals, and secured 46 4th to 8th positions at the major long-course Championships [the Olympic Games, the World Championships and the European Championships], performing at a historically high level in both a continental and a global perspective. Throughout this period Nick Juba has led the team as National Head Coach and he has been a significant factor behind the achievement of these amazing results. The Rio Olympic results, Denmark’s best performance in 68 years, was the pinnacle of his achievement.
National Head Coach Nick Juba says:
– I have been delighted to both lead and contribute to Denmark’s success over the past four years. I have been lucky to work with some great people, and of course, I shall miss them, says Nick Juba and continues:
– But I was brought over here with Rio specifically in mind and now it is over. With a new Olympic cycle just starting, now is an opportune time to pass the reigns over to a brand new team who I believe can further advance Danish swimming. I am looking forward to a fresh challenge, a new adventure!
Lars Green Bach, the High Performance Manager for the Danish Swimming Federation, expresses his appreciation of the great work that Nick Juba has done for Danish swimming in recent years.
– Whilst Nick Juba has been in charge of Denmark, we have achieved remarkable international results for a swimming nation of Denmarkâ€™s size. Itâ€™s very much to Nickâ€™s credit, and as I see it, he has had great success unleashing the international potential there was in the strong foundation that he took over in 2013, says the Danish Swimming Federationâ€™s High Performance Manager and continues.
– With his strong knowledge of human nature, his straightforward manner and his English humour, Nick has inspired swimmers and coaches and succeeded in gelling all of the different, aspects of Danish high performance swimming. We are going to miss having Nick in our team in the Sports Department.
In connection with the Danish Championships in short course in Esbjerg in November, there will be an official occasion, together with the Danish Swimming Federation, to wish Nick Juba all the best og further success for the future.
National Coach Dean Boles, who has worked with coaches and Danish senior swimmers since last June will take over the responsibility for the Danish Senior National team from January 1st in line with Danish Swimming’s new sporting strategy and action plan ‘From Proud Results to New Common Ambitions.’
In near future The Danish Swimming Federation will furthermore announce the name of the future Head Coach at the national training center / NTC in Copenhagen.
Press release from the Danish Swimming Federation