Price steps down with London 2012 still fresh in the memory

03 May 2014 / 12:09

Biz Price insists that London 2012 will live long in her memory after leaving her position as national performance director for British Synchronised Swimming.

Price arrived on the scene in 2007 and in seven years she oversaw Great Britain’s rise in the sport of synchronised swimming.

And top of the list of happy memories was sending a full contingent to the London 2012 Olympic Games, the hosts finishing sixth in the team event while Olivia Federici and Jenna Randall were ninth in the duet.

Price also set up the high performance centre in Aldershot that led to the athletes being centralised, with the sharpest rise in performances in the sport’s history quickly following.

“It has been an exciting seven years that I have been with British Synchro and it is hard to believe that we have had so many highs in such a short period of time,” Price said.

“The opportunity to design a new programme and system for the sport and then take the athletes to their home Olympics was definitely the high point of my journey with British Swimming.

“There has been a positive change in culture for the sport of synchronised swimming in the UK with a better appreciation and understanding of this unique sport.

“Seeing the athletes compete in London 2012 was a great experience and one I will never forget. Taking a full team and duet to the Games and seeing them perform so well under pressure was a reward to the athletes, programme and the talented staff who worked so hard to make their competitive ambitions come true.

“I will look back with pride on the journey we have undertaken and hope that with the new crop of talented athletes that new funding will be gained in the future.

“I wish British Swimming and the athletes all the best in future and hope that they continue on their journey to excellence in the sport of synchronised swimming.”

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