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New group of swimmers selected to join British Para-Swimming programme

A group of 44 athletes has been selected to join the British Para-Swimming Podium and Podium Potential Programme as the sport enters the final stretch for the Rio Paralympics in 2016.

At the IPC Swimming World Championships in Glasgow this summer the sport won a total of 32 medals with 10 golds and achieved a personal best rate of 50%.

Athletes have now returned to training for their final season ahead of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games and are working hard to make sure that they achieve qualification.

Performance Pathway Manager Craig Nicholson said:

“I believe the 22 athletes that have been selected for the 2016 season are a strong focussed group and show the potential to reach the podium in 2016 or 2020.

As a programme, we are looking forward to working with the athletes and their coaches during this season.”

For more information, please contact Gemma Field, Communications Manager on or 07917 726431.