– David Sparkes, British Swimming CEO
Overall we are satisfied with the outcome. While disappointed with the award for swimming, we recognise we need to rebuild confidence that we can deliver medals at Olympic level consistently before we can demand more investment.
We had a disappointing Olympics in swimming and we now need to focus our energies on driving the cultural change needed moving forward and this will be built around a no compromise approach underpinned by performance management and strong effective leadership.
UK Sport has announced an 11% overall increase in funding for Olympic and Paralympic sports until the Rio Games in 2016, with cuts to swimming and basketball among other sports.