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British Swimming club and development funds awarded

2nd April 2012

British Swimming has announced the clubs set to receive this year’s Development Club funding and the Athlete Pathway Club Recognition Award for 2012.

After positive performances at the recent British Gas Swimming Championships, Plymouth Leander, Millfield School and City of Manchester Aquatics achieved Development Club status for 2012-13 and will each receive a contribution of £10,000 to enable the head coaches to provide additional training provisions, such as training camps and equipment for their swimmers.

The financial assistance will enable clubs to go on training camps, buy additional equipment and sport science provision to promote further success for British Swimming

The Athlete Pathway Club Recognition Award was set up in 2011 and offers additional funding for clubs who are not already on the World Class Podium or Development Club programme, with points allocated for swimmers who are on both the Podium and Development programmes (Six points assigned for A Podium Band, through to one point assigned for F Development Band).

The City of Sheffield and City of Cardiff clubs were the winners of this award, and both clubs will be represented as part of Team GB in the London Olympics Games this summer.

“The principle behind the funding and enhanced services is to promote further success by providing value added services and support to the existing club programme,” said Mark Perry, British Swimming Development and Open Water Coach.

“The financial assistance will enable clubs to go on training camps, buy additional equipment and sport science provision to promote further success for British Swimming.

“I look forward to visiting the five clubs in the next few weeks to discuss training plans for the year ahead.”

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