British swimming to take funding cut after underachieving at the London 2012 Olympics

UK Sport set a target of five to seven medals for London and with only three secured and only the men’s 10km to come, the sport now faces a serious cut to its funding going into the next cycle. That will mean many swimmers losing their support ahead of Rio 2016. And there is pressure on Michael Scott, the performance director, to deliver a new coaching structure that can provide more podium places in four years’ time. Read The Telegraph and Yahoo! Sport, where they as a side note mention that Keri-Anne Payne might be done with open water swimming.

“I will take a little break now,” she said.
“I am getting married soon so that it is going to take all my focus for the next couple of months.
“It is not the end of me in the pool but I will definitely take a break from the open water.”


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