Peart Appointed as Team Leader for Commonwealth Games 2014

17th June 2013

Dawn Peart will be the Team Leader for the England Swimming Team for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow next year.

Peart has been involved with British Swimming since 1994 when she was coaching with junior international teams and was Head Coach for GB between 1999 and 2001.  More recently she has been the Team Manager for the British Gas GBR Swimming senior team since 2007.  Peart has extensive experience leading teams on the international stage including three senior world long course championships and the last two Olympic Games as Team Manager for GB.

“I’m absolutely delighted to have been offered this position and the chance to lead the England team in 2014" said Peart. “I have been involved with high performance swimming for a number of years and I bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to this role.  Being a Team Leader for a home Commonwealth Games is a unique opportunity which I am looking forward to immensely."

The appointment has been welcomed by National Performance Director Chris Spice.  

"Dawn has been an integral part of the British Swimming team for a number of years either in a coaching or team manager capacity,” said Spice. “I have no doubt that she will do a fantastic job for Commonwealth Games England as the Team Leader for the swimming team.”

National Performance Director Chris Furber added: “I think this is a great appointment for Commonwealth Games England. Dawn brings with her a wealth of experience and I am sure she will lead the swimmers to success in Glasgow.

“The Commonwealth Games is a great competition and another opportunity for our swimmers to experience a home crowd which I know they will thrive on. I look forward to working with Dawn in the coming year to ensure the team has every opportunity for success.”

Don Parker, Sports Director Commonwealth Games England, commented: “I’m very pleased to welcome someone of Dawn’s character and experience to our organisation as Team Leader for swimming.

“The Commonwealth Games are 400 days away as of tomorrow, and we are working hard to ensure we send the strongest and best prepared England team possible to Glasgow. Dawn will be a key part of this process and we are all looking forward to working with her.”