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Peyrebrune appointed Technical Lead for World Class Swimming

13 February 2014

Mike Peyrebrune has been appointed to provide specialist technical advice to British Swimming’s elite coaches and performance scientists.

The role will see him work closely with GBR Head Coach Bill Furniss and Head of Sports Science and Sports Medicine, Karl Cooke, to create a more coordinated approach to athlete performance training and development. 

"I'm looking forward to playing my part and helping our athletes achieve the success they deserve" - Mike Peyrebrune, Technical Lead The former 50m Backstroke British record holder has spent the last ten years working with Britain’s top swimmers.

Prior to his current role as Technical Consultant with British Swimming, Peyrebrune was Sport Scientist to Rebecca Adlington and worked with a number of top clubs and organisations, including the English Institute of Sport.

Commenting on his appointment, Peyrebrune said: “I’m excited to be joining such an outstanding senior leadership team. 

“High level swimming is something I’ve always been involved with, first as a competitor and then through coaching and Sports Science so it’s great to be offered this role.

“Everyone at British Swimming is dedicated to helping our athletes achieve the success they deserve at Olympic level and I’m looking forward to working closely with Bill Furniss and Karl Cooke in playing my part.”

Head of Sports Science and Sports Medicine, Karl Cooke, said: “I am very excited to have Mike join our Sport Science and Medicine team in this crucial role to create clear, joined-up thinking between coaching and our Sport Science programme. I look forward to working with him to drive the performance of our athletes to a higher level.”

British Swimming Head Coach, Bill Furniss, said: “Mike has a wealth of knowledge and technical expertise in performance swimming and will help develop the connectivity between our coaches, sport scientist and swimmers.” 

Peyrebrune takes up his new position on 1 March 2014. 

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