At the Sydney 2000 Olympics, Great Britain was dealt a harsh wakeup call in the swimming pool. After 4 years of preparation, the British team came away with zero medals, and only 5 swimmers qualified for finals in their events. It was Britain’s worst performance in swimming in 64 years. The results were painful for many of the young British competitors, but it especially sent a shock through British Swimming as an organization. And it initiated a major overhaul of their sport system.