Rudd to lead England's swimmers
Jon Rudd has been named as the head coach for the England swimming team at next summer's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Rudd, head coach of Plymouth Leander, is best known for coaching the then-15-year-old Ruta Meilutyte to the 100 metres breaststroke title at the London 2012 Olympics.
At this summer's World Championships in Barcelona, the Lithuanian set new world records over 50m and 100m breaststroke as well as claiming gold in the latter.
As well as Meilutyte, Rudd also guides the highly-rated Ben Proud who brought down Mark Foster's 50m butterfly British record that had stood for 10 years in June.
Rudd: "It is a fantastic privilege to be leading my own country into a major games.
"There is something very special about being part of an England team in swimming as we almost always compete under the Union Flag.
"To bear the St George's Cross into a Commonwealth Games, hosted in Scotland, will undoubtedly stir that unique blend of friendship and rivalry that exists amongst the home nations of Great Britain."