English swimming told to boost numbers or lose funding

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Sport England has given a funding boost to six sports but has warned that they must make improvements before receiving further investment. […]

Swimming: Not enough evidence of the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) changing behaviour towards swimming. Sport England has given a further one-year investment of £3.5m to help the ASA increase the number of people who swim regularly.

Sport England Chief Executive, Jennie Price, says: “There are some tough messages here for national governing bodies. If they don’t grow participation we will reduce their funding, and we won’t make long term investments until we have confidence in their ability to deliver.

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