Jemma Lowe has funding cut by British Swimming


Double Olympic finallist Jemma Lowe has had her funding cut by British Swimming.

The governing body has announced its 2015 performance squads for Podium and Podium Potential athletes who will receive direct support from UK Sport through the World Class Performance Programme.

Sixty-four athletes across Podium (21) and Podium Potential (43) will receive targeted financial assistance through an Athlete Personal Award (APA) in addition to training camp and competition opportunities, sports science and medicine services, and the support of British Swimming World Class Programme staff.

Commonwealth Games gold medallist Jazz Carlin and Georgia Davies are joined by Glasgow medallists Daniel Jervis and Callum Jarvis in the podium squad, while Chloe Tutton, Ellena Jones and Tom Allen are the Welsh trio in the podium potential band.

But there will be no help for Lowe who has reached Olympic finals at Beijing and London. The butterfly expert used to be based in Swansea but has now relocated to Bath.

Lowe failed to win a Commonwealth medal in Glasgow but was part of the Great Britain 4x100m mixed medley team who won a European gold and set a world record in Berlin in August.

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