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Thompson departs as Australian swim coach

Thompson departs as Australian swim coach

Alan Thompson, who took personal leave as head coach of Australia's swim team in December after a claim of inappropriate behavior, has stepped down from that position.
Swimming Australia said in a statement Friday that Thompson had accepted a redundancy from his position of general manager of high performance and head coach.
In December, SA chief executive Kevin Neil said an anonymous and unsubstantiated claim of inappropriate behavior had been brought to the national body's attention regarding Thompson, who had been head coach since January 2005.
While not giving details, Neil said the alleged behavior did not involve criminal activity. An independent commission was set up by Swimming Australia to investigate.
Leigh Nugent has been appointed as interim head coach.