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David Sparkes


General Secretary


LEN General Secretary since 2012, was Bureau Member and Liaison for the Medical Committee since 2008.
FINA Bureau Member since 2017, previously member of the FINA Disciplinary Panel.

CEO of British Swimming between 1994 and 2017, led an organisation with 350 employees and a turnover excessing €45M.

Oversaw bidding, preparing and delivering the 2016 European Aquatics Championships in London.
Involved to bidding and organising the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

Held numerous roles in British sport (including membership of the National Olympic Committee), was advisor besides the Government and the City of London in sport matters.

Qualified engineer in thermodynamics and fluid mechanics, did post graduate studies in management and became a professional swimming coach and referee.