British Swimming role for former Lions lock Nigel Redman

Nigel Redman

British Swimming have appointed former England and British and Irish Lions lock Nigel Redman to lead on elite coach development.

Redman will create a development plan to help British Swimming meet its World Class Performance Programme targets.

The former Bath forward, 49, has previously held a similar position with the Rugby Football Union, helping develop international coaches.

British Swimming described Redman as the "outstanding candidate".

Redman, who will start his role on 10 February, said: "I've been involved with a number of Olympic sports over the last six years and this role will provide a great opportunity to work more in depth with British Swimming, which I'm really looking forward to.

"We've got some teriffic people both in the pool and on the poolside and I can't wait to get started and support them."

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