Swimming coach centrifugal: My heart remains here

The thought, to seek a new challenge, had Alexander the roundabout for a long time. For 18 years, state-of-the now 50-Year-old as head coach at DSW Darmstadt on

Swimming coach centrifugal: My heart remains here

The thought, to seek a new challenge, had Alexander the roundabout for a long time. For 18 years, state-of-the now 50-Year-old as head coach at DSW Darmstadt on the edge of the pool and led, among other things, Marco Koch in 2015 for the world title in the 200 meters breaststroke.

Now, the Roßdörfer saw the time has come to change. A year abroad would have been an Option or even a farewell from the performance sport and a restart in the education service. That it was the Olympic base in Heidelberg requests, so he promotes together with Michael spiker man and Uta Brandl the squad members and future participants in the Olympic games optimally and "the last out of them tickles", so that the gyro had not expected.

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On 1 test. July he entered service. Two months earlier than planned. Originally, the gyro wanted to say goodbye to the championship in this summer of his athletes. However, the Coronavirus has also placed the sport of swimming is lame, all contests are cancelled. For the roundabout is a circle. Before he started in 2002 as a Trainer in Darmstadt, Germany, he was for four years as a Junior coach in Heidelberg is involved.

The DSW, where the later moved athlete once his tracks, before he found at that time a young Team, from the chef, and the later season European champion Yannick Lebherz to pre-wow developed. But as the only full-time coach could work with centrifugal never only its top athletes. In the water he was for more than two dozen swimmers in charge, he also took over the duties of Athletic Director. A second man would not have been for the club financially viable, says "lone wolf" gyro.

Its facilities in Heidelberg are luxurious compared To a maximum of twelve athletes, it needs to focus, work as a Team and can rely on an optimal environment with physical therapy, athletic trainers, or performance diagnostics. It is planned that the breast specialist within the German swimming Federation acts as the contact person for this location.

centrifugal enjoys the respect of the new national leadership team. With the previous national coach Henning Lambertz, the DSV-coach of the year 2015 "was not well understood was". After cook missed the hoped-for medal at the Olympic Games in Rio, practiced Lambertz public criticism of the Training. That earlier Europe had suffered a master in the preparation of Pfeifferschem glandular fever, was later known. With the new team boss Bernd Berkhahn centrifugal split at many large events, the room. For performance sports Director Thomas Kurschilgen, he has only words of praise.

Updated Date: 23 June 2020, 03:19

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