5 Sep 2011

Burmester says Cameron's departure the right move

6:43 pm on 5 September 2011

The swimmer who triggered an ultimately scathing review of the sport has welcomed the resignation of high performance manager Jan Cameron.

Moss Burmester retired after last year's Delhi Commonwealth Games saying there was a lot of distrust in the high programme and that swimmers were too scared to voice their concerns, for fear of being dropped from the national squad.

That led to SPARC commissioning the Ineson report, which labelled the sport's high performance programme as dysfunctional.

Swimming New Zealand's chairman Murray Coulter resigned on Friday and Cameron's now announced she'll leave at the end of the week.

Burmester says there needs to be an overhaul of what is a restrictive high performance programme.

He is on the board of the Swimmers Associations which represents swimmers and says they've drawn up a blueprint for a high performance programme which they've given to Swimming NZ and SPARC.