British Swimming Mashed By Masters Over Alleged Cronyism In Choice Of FINA Rep

Dividing Lines and Lanes - by Patrick B. Kraemer

British Swimming’s leadership have been accused of pursuing “bullyboy tactics” and an “autocratic” style of governance in a dispute with Masters that was settled and then reignited in a row who represents the swimmers at FINA and LEN. Masters claim that a request from swimmers for British Swimming’s choice of representative for them in international forums to be dropped has been ignored. The masters feel that former board member Simon Rothwell represents the interests of politicians not athletes. The issue unfolds as governance of sport comes under increasing scrutiny at home and abroad

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British Swimming’s leadership have been accused of pursuing “bullyboy tactics” and an “autocratic” style of governance in a dispute with Masters that was settled and then reignited in a row who represents the swimmers at FINA and LEN. Masters claim that a request from swimmers for British Swimming’s choice of representative for them in international forums to be dropped has been ignored. The masters feel that former board member Simon Rothwell represents the interests of politicians not athletes. The issue unfolds as governance of sport comes under increasing scrutiny at home and abroad

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