UK Sport has supported British Swimming over the past five Olympic and Paralympic Cycles with over £150 million of National Lottery and Exchequer funding to support and enhance their medal winning potential.
British Swimming provides their athletes with comprehensive coaching and sports science and medical support at state of the art training facilities.
Athletes are supported to attend key competitions all around the world to ensure they are best prepared for major championships and provided with funding to cover their living and sporting costs to ensure they can commit 100% to their sport.
British Swimming is able to create this kind of environment for their aspiring medal winners thanks to sustained investment of National Lottery funding from UK Sport.
UK Sport has been investing in high performance athletes through the World Class Performance Programme since 1997. Over this time Great Britain has risen from a nation with an inconsistent record at the Olympic and Paralympic Games to a world leader in Olympic and Paralympic sport, resulting in the incredible medal hauls at London 2012 and Sochi 2014 and the ensuing sense of national pride.
Around £350million of National Lottery and Government investment has already been committed to 37 sports to build on this success at the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
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