My opinion: build more pools and perhaps open the closed ones! throwing money at the infrastructure would be a better investment than asking bureaucrats to spend "free money" and at their own determination.
Here is a link to ten-abandoned-pools in Great Britain; [Link]
Great Britain gave their swimming establishment, British Swimming, $39-million to produce a great Olympic swimming team. [British pound to dollar conversion]. The Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) in great Britain has 175,000 members, more than half of the USA Swimming talent pool so they definitely had the talent to draw from but failed to deliver.
In fact, Missy Franklin, won more medals than Great Britain and most of hers were gold. Great Britain won 3-medals only and none of which were gold. But there are others on the US team that individually out scored Great Britain's medal tally: There was Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte, Allison Schmitt and finally there was Dana Vollmer who matched Great Britain's medal count but all of hers were gold.
Great Britain did under deliver for their country and they really should examine why and make a national effort to step it up for Rio 2016.
From the Sports Mole:
"... The British team were set a target of five to seven medals but only won three, none of which was gold. "On swimming there is a lot of analysis needed. I know they are bitterly disappointed and they are going to have to look at it," said Moynihan. "They are going to really drill down into the whole preparation.