9 Dec 2012

Swimming NZ appoints Spaniard to high performance role

2:26 pm on 9 December 2012

Swimming New Zealand has appointed Spaniard Luis Villanueva as its new High Performance Director.

Villanueva has been the Technical Director of the Spanish Swimming Federation since 2009.

Villanueva led a much-improved performance at the London Olympics with Spain gaining two silver medals, four finalists and seven semi finalists.

With the close assistance of High Performance Sport New Zealand, Swimming New Zealand says they had taken time to find the person with the right skills to fill the key role.