British Swimming, Swim England, Somerset ASA and the swimming community are deeply saddened to learn of the death of Fred Furniss - an inspiration to so many, a great coach and a huge part of swimming in this country. He will be deeply missed and we send condolences to his family.
A GB Olympic Coach and England Programmes Talent Lead for Swimming, Fred was one of the country's most experienced coaches and inducted into the BSCA (British Swimming Coaches Association) Hall of Fame. Fred was Swimming Team Leader for Team England at the 2017 Bahamas Commonwealth Youth Games.
Fred helped so many coaches and athletes reach their potential. He will be greatly missed.