Working in partnership with City of Manchester Aquatics Swim Team (COMAST), Manchester Metropolitan University and Manchester City Council, the Swim England Performance Centre will give talented young swimmers the opportunity to stay in the sport while continuing their education.
Grant Robins, Head of the Swim England Swimming Talent Programme, said: “We are delighted to be working with City of Manchester Aquatics Swim Team (COMAST), Manchester Metropolitan University and Manchester City Council on this project.
“The Performance Centre will help to expand and extend the Swim England Talent Programme by providing opportunities for swimmers to continue their training alongside their studies.
“The close link between the club and the university will help swimmers to make the move from the junior to senior swimming ranks, and also make the transition to the British Swimming World Class programme more accessible.”
Manchester is one of five areas to be selected to host a Swim England Performance Centre. It was selected following an application process and uses a partnership model to ensure long-term sustainability. The Swim England Talent Team will provide support through funding, coaching, and technical advice.
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