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Para-swimmers bullied and verbally abused in coach’s ‘climate of fear’ | Sport | The Guardian

Posted by | October 12, 2017 | Paralympics, Swimmers

British Swimming admitted disabled swimmers, including vulnerable teenagers, were subjected to a ‘climate of fear’. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo Martha Kelner

Wednesday 11 October 2017 19.02 EDT First published on Wednesday 11 October 2017 19.01 EDTThe 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.   Read more by clicking the link below:

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