In recognition of the offerings, facilities and expertise at Griffith, Swimming Australia’s Michael Bohl OAM, is relocating his high-performance swim squad from Brisbane to the university campus at the Gold Coast.
Further developing and preparing his athletes in the lead up to the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018, Tokyo 2020 and beyond, the newly appointed Head Swimming Coach at Griffith said the decision is based on the recognition of Griffith’s outstanding reputation in sports servicing and sport research.
“This facility is amazing and a one-stop shop for an athlete to train, recover, study, get treated and be surrounded by other high performance disciplines of nutrition, physiology, biomechanics, physio etc.”
The squad includes Australia’s most medalled Rio Olympian Emma McKeon, Olympic 200m butterfly silver medallist Madeline Groves and Olympians Georgia Bohl and David McKeon.
“At Griffith Sports College we already support a number of elite athletes across various sporting disciplines, to devote time to training and competition while they complete their tertiary studies,” says Sports College Manager Naomi McCarthy.