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Swimming Australia appoints Council Lobbyist

Swimming Australia appoints Council Lobbyist
August 11, 2010

Swimming Australia has appointed Graeme Stephenson to the new role of General Manager for Aquatic Strategy.

Stephenson, who has worked in local government for more than 20 years, will work with swim clubs, aquatic facilities and local councils to improve access to lane space for Australiaâs high performance swimmers and coaches in programs around Australia.

Swimming Australia has previously expressed concern about the dwindling access of elite coaches and swimmers to council pool space with Executive Director Kevin Neil stating âwe have employed someone to work with the local councils to try to ensure we have access to more water and to make sure new pools are built with everything they need for high-performance training and competition - we need to push our side of the story to councils."

The Australian newspaper has previously reported that Swimming Australia wants to convince councils to build in guaranteed high-performance access to selected pools as part of their lease contracts.

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