Loughborough: Britain’s secret success factory

Scarcely anyone outside the East Midlands can point to Loughborough on a map, but if the Loughborough University were a country, with past and present students its citizens, it would have come fifth at the last Commonwealth Games – ahead of South Africa – in terms of its 44 medals won. Loughborough Swimming head coach Ben Titley has seen 12 Loughborough swimmers qualify for London already – among them Liam Tancock, a world-record holder in 50m backstroke.Its students have won the British Universities & Colleges Sport championship for 30 years running, sometimes finishing with more than double their closest rival’s points tally. Read more here on The Independent


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