Statement: 2018 Youth Olympic Games

10 May 2018

British Swimming will not be nominating any swimmers for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games taking place in Buenos Aires, Argentina in October.   

A British Swimming spokesperson said: “The decision to not attend the Youth Olympic Games in 2018 is based on the timing of event. 

“The Games are due to take place at the beginning of the 2018/19 season, compromising preparation time and end-of-season peak performance set out in British Swimming’s Pathway Strategy.  

“Preparing to deliver results at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, means British Swimming is fully focused on the 2019 summer meets and providing appropriate opportunities at appropriate times. “