British Swimming statement on UK Sport funding



British Swimming is to consider a formal appeal following UK Sport’s disappointing announcement that Water Polo and Synchronised Swimming have been unsuccessful after additional representations were made against a loss of funding for the women’s Olympic sports.

The decision follows last month’s announcement that UK Sport was to withdraw funding from the two aquatic sports. British Swimming challenged the decision by presenting strong cases for continued funding to UK Sport last week but the original decisions have now been upheld.

“This is a very dark and sad day for British sport – especially for women’s sport,” said British Swimming Chief Executive David Sparkes.

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