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Sport England confirm further one year investment

23 January 2014

Sport England has set out its plans for future investment in six key sports - basketball, tennis, swimming, table tennis, squash and fencing.

As part of this they have announced a further one-year investment of £3.5 million into the ASA to increase the number of people who swim regularly.

"Results point to an upward trend in participation over the last two years, with a net gain of 125,000 participants in the sport," - Paul DaviesThis forms part of Sport England’s overall commitment to the sport of swimming over the period 2013-17. In December 2012 it invested £6 million over four years to support talented athletes across the aquatic disciplines (swimming, diving, disability swimming, synchronised swimming and water polo). It also invested £3.5 million over one year for participation.

Today’s announcement will see further year long investment of the same amount into the ASA to grow participation.

ASA Director of Get People Swimming Paul Davies said, "We have a strong three year plan, in which we are confident. Results from Sport England's most recent Active People survey point to an upward trend in participation over the last two years, with a net gain of 125,000 participants in the sport, which suggests we are moving in the right direction.  

"We will continue to work hard in partnership with the industry and our partners with the aim of achieving our objectives. We will also build on our continually improving insight into how to reach and attract more people into the water, and retain those already swimming."

The number of people swimming at least 30 minutes once a week currently stands at 2.93 million (2,934,200).

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