Para-swimmers bullied and verbally abused in coach’s 'climate of fear'

• British Swimming takes rare step of apologising
• UK sport looking at independent report which spoke to 13 athletes

The duty of care scandal engulfing Olympic and Paralympic sport has plunged to a new low as British Swimming admitted disabled swimmers, including vulnerable teenagers, were subjected to a “climate of fear” while training for Rio 2016.

The former head coach of British Para-Swimming, Rob Greenwood, has left his post and the governing body took the rare step of publicly apologising to athletes he was found to have verbally abused and used discriminatory language about, as well as their families.

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Author : Martha Kelner

Publish date : 11 October 2017 | 11:02 pm

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