Chad le Clos announced today that his new head coach will be Andrea di Nino.
The world renowned Italian coach, famed for his success with butterfly Olympic medallists Milorad Cavic and Evgeny Korotyshkin (who Chad tied for 100m butterfly silver at London 2012), will start working with Chad immediately.
Chad commented “I’m excited to be working with Andrea. His coaching record is second-to-none and I look forward to our journey together. I need to continue to improve to achieve my goals in swimming, and Andrea is the perfect person to coach me in this next stage of my career.”
Andrea said “I am delighted to be coaching Chad and think that together we can achieve great things. He has already had a lot of success, but I see his talent, drive and ambition to do more, and I cannot wait to get started.”
Chad also announced today that Robert Hurley has been appointed as his Performance Manager, reporting to Andrea. A decorated swimmer and former world record holder himself, Australian Bobby will also run the elite / development squads of the new CLC Swimming Academy in Cape Town.
Chad said “Bobby is a phenomenal athlete in his own right and I’m so pleased that he has chosen to join my team alongside Andrea. Bobby’s drive and work ethic matches my own, so I’m sure our team will produce the results we’re looking for.”
Bobby commented “I can’t wait to start working with Chad and the other talented swimmers who will be based in Cape Town. As I take a break from training to recover from injuries, I look forward to learning more about the sport from a great mind like Andrea, and sharing my knowledge and experience with Chad, and the next generation of swimmers in South Africa.”
As announced in November, the new CLC elite training academy and development squad will be based in Cape Town at Hoërskool Jan van Riebeeck.