Peter Waterfield was identified as one of these athletes based on potential for success at the Rio Olympics, however, his funding has been cut by the swimming governing body.
Peter Waterfield says there are too many people at the top earning over the top and not making decisions to earn the huge rewards.
The response was "We will do everything we can to support Peter who is a fantastic ambassador for the sport. But we have to keep our focus on Rio as instructed by UK Sport."
Pigs in the trough syndrome...