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Athlete Engagement Athlete Services Team Appointment

Double Olympic Silver Medallist Jazz Carlin joins our Team

Posted on: 10 January 2022 by Switch the Play Foundation

We are delighted to welcome Jazz Carlin to the team, as our new Athlete Engagement Manager. This is an exciting time for Switch the Play Foundation, as we further increase the support available to current and former athletes.

Jazz is a former GB and Welsh swimmer and in 2014 she became European and Commonwealth Champion. In doing so, she became the first Welsh Swimmer in 40 years to win a Gold medal at the Commonwealth Games. Whilst competing at her first Olympic Games in 2016, Jazz became a double Silver Medallist in the 400m and 800m freestyle.

Since retiring from competitive swimming in 2019, Jazz has worked with sports teams and has spent time mentoring athletes. She has a real passion for supporting people through their sporting journey and beyond.

Jazz said, "I am so excited to be joining Switch the Play foundation to support athletes both during and beyond their sporting career. I am so passionate about being able to use my experiences in elite sport to make a difference to others. I learnt so much about myself throughout my career but even more so once stepping away from competitive sport and being able to utilise the skills I had learnt along the way."

Jazz’s role will be to raise awareness and engage sportspeople with the services offered by the Foundation. This will include helping sportspeople to access our free Switched On membership and ensuring the excellence of person-centred support offered to sportspeople is maintained. She will also have an important role in managing positive and collaborative relationships with sporting organisations.

Rob Young, CEO at Switch the Play Foundation said, "it is fantastic to welcome Jazz to the team. We were privileged to have interest from a really strong list of candidates, but Jazz stood out with her knowledge, passion and approach which will be a great asset to the team and our work. Jazz’s appointment will enable us to positively impact upon the transition journeys of more sportspeople and we are excited to see her thrive as part of the Switch the Play Foundation."

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