British Swimming announces New Paralympics Performance Director


British Swimming has recently appointed Chris Furber to lead its Paralympic Swimming Programme.

So what exactly will Chris be doing?

Chris has the exciting and challenging task of exploring a number of different strategies aimed at delivering more gold medals in Rio.

Some of you may recognise Chris to be the current lead coach of British Cycling’s Paralympic Team, so it may seem a little odd that Chris will be making this transition into swimming however, Furber has a great track record, getting GB cyclists to first place in both the Beijing and London Paralympic Games. With his background in cycling who knows what interesting ideas Chris may bring into the pool?

RAPs wishes him the best of luck in his new role, which he will be starting on May 13th.

For those interested in seeing how the squad might develop under Chris’s leadership, the next event for the team is the British International Disability Swimming Championships in Sheffield, which will act as the trials event for the IPC World Championships, which take place in Canada from 11-17 August.

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