Swimming - Aussie boss questions Magnussen coaching set-up

Australian swimmer James Magnussen, pictured in Berlin in August. AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALL (AFP Photo/JOHN MACDOUGALL)

- Swimming Australia said it does not endorse James Magnussen's new training programme but will continue to provide the world champion swimmer with financial support.

Magnussen, 23, a two-time 100-metres freestyle world champion, ended his partnership with coach Brant Best in September and is training under the untested Mitch and Lach Falvey as he prepares for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

"We do not support the training environment James has chosen going forward," said performance director Michael Scott.

"But... at the end of the day we respect James' right to make his own decision –- although we haven't got to agree with it," he added.

AFP