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England Talent and World Class set to integrate

2nd April 2012

The ASA Board has agreed to join up England Talent and the World Class programme to ensure that the ASA Whole Sport Plan (WSP) - the ASA strategy outlining priorities, key projects and budget for 2013-2017 - will be aligned with British Swimming Project Rio, the strategic performance pathway for success at Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The joining up of Talent and World Class Programmes will ensure that these areas of strategic importance are aligned to improve performance, co-ordination, targeting of resources and communication.

An Implementation Group for Swimming has been set up to oversee the integration of Talent Development into World Class.

The group is made up senior management staff from the ASA and World Class, appropriate technical staff, and the funding agencies UK Sport and Sport England.

Swimming will be the first discipline to be reviewed in the roll-out of the integration of Talent into World Class, closely followed by Disability – which is also forming a sub-group to look at the process.

The conversations related to Diving and Synchro will take place after the successful completion of the Swimming and Disability reviews.

Due to the Olympic and Paralympic Games in London this year the integration process will be close to completion by October 2012.

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