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Perry leaves British Swimming

8 November 2013

British Swimming will begin the search for a new leader of the Open Water programme following the departure of Mark Perry.

"Mark has been an integral part of the set-up since 2007 and worked across most areas of the sport," - Bill FurnissPerry worked with British Swimming since 2007 as technical lead for open water and, more recently, also headed up Britain’s development programme until earlier this year. Perry leaves the role by mutual consent.

British Swimming Head Coach Bill Furniss has paid tribute to the work undertaken by Perry during his time working with the Olympic sports.

“Mark has been an integral part of the set-up since 2007 and has worked across most areas of the sport from developing the next generation of athletes to leading the open water programme," said Furniss.

“British Swimming would like to thank him for his valuable contribution over a number of years. We all wish Mark the very best in his future endeavours.”

During Perry’s time with the open water swimming programme, British Swimming won three Olympic and five World Championship medals.

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