• London Olympics 2012

Phelps coach to help British swimming review

ESPN staff
September 11, 2012
Two-time Olympic champion Rebecca Adlington collected two bronze medals in London © Getty Images

Bob Bowman, the former coach of American swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, will offer his expertise in a review of the British swimming results at London 2012.

Team GB's swimmers won three medals - two bronzes and a silver - at the Olympics, half of their medal haul in Beijing, and emerged without an Olympic champion at the Aquatics Centre.

British Swimming may face a funding cut after falling short of their target of 5-7 podium finishes, with only Rebecca Adlington and Michael Jamieson leaving London with medals.

The governing body announced last month that it planned to carry out a review in the wake of the "disappointing" set of results.

"Following our disappointment at not meeting our high expectations we'll undertake a thorough debrief," performance director Michael Scott said.

Bowman will join two-time German Olympic medallist Thomas Lurz and Harlequins director of rugby Conor O'Shea on the panel.

"We're sure he will make a massive contribution," said British Swimming chief executive David Sparkes of Bowman's involvement.

The panel will be chaired by independent member of the British Swimming Management Board Craig Hunter, with Scott completing the line-up. The results are expected to be released in October.

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