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SwimMac coach David Marsh talks with world record-breaker Nick Thoman at a camp for his club at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs about some of the equipment Thoman uses in his training.
Underwater Backstroke Kick
SwimMac coach David Marsh talks with world record-breaker Nick Thoman about the underwater backstroke kick at a camp for his club at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.
Tumble Turns with Joanne Jackson
World record holding swimmer, Olympic bronze medallist and Gatorade athlete Joanne Jackson presents her Gatorade swimming masterclass video on the 'dreaded' tumble. Most swimmers whether developing competitive or recreational often want to do tumble turns but are unsure of how to do them. Joanne gives her own top tips to help you develop the right technique.
Dive Starts with Joanne Jackson
World record holding swimmer, Olympic bronze medallist and Gatorade athlete Joanne Jackson presents her Gatorade swimming masterclass video on pool dive starts. Joanne demonstrates dive starts from the blocks and pool edge. Joanne gives her own top tips to help with developing the right technique.
Freestyle Technique Tips
World record holding swimmer, Olympic bronze medallist and Gatorade athlete Joanne Jackson present her Gatorade swimming masterclass video on freestyle, dispensing top tips to help improve your technique
Mr Drink It And Mr Save It
Olympic gold medallist Duncan Goodhew introduces lovable characters water bottle Mr Drink-It and water butt Mr Save-It, who promote water for health and water efficiency.
Are we becoming a nation of winners
Interview with Amanda Owens Sports Psychologist and Duncan Goodhew
Giving feedback is a major role of the mentor. This video shows how mentors can provide feedback on a mentee's performance. The mentor uses questioning to assist the mentee to self-reflect and plan to improve their performance. Disagreement that may arise between a mentor and mentee is shown, as well as effective resolution. The mentor assists the mentee to establish an action plan at the end of the discussion.
Mentoring in action
Mentors often attend training sessions to observe and provide advice to the mentee. In this video, the mentor helps identify areas the mentee would like feedback on during the training session. The mentor observes and analyses the performance of the mentee and provides unobtrusive and timely feedback. Recognition of the mentor is also highlighted.
Establishing a mentoring relationship
The roles of the mentor and mentee when establishing a mentoring relationship are highlighted in this video. The mentee initiates the mentoring relationship, and an agreement is established about the timeframes and parameters for the relationship. The mentor helps the mentee to identify the outcomes they hope to achieve as a result of working with a mentor.
Skill acquisition principles can help coaches develop their athletes to become skillful performers. Decision making and anticipation skills and implicit and explicit learning are important parts of skill acquisition covered in this video. This video explores the way that these principles can be incorporated into coaching.
Physiology and energy systems
This video provides a basic introduction to the energy systems used playing sport, the components of fitness and the principles of training. These areas are important for coaches to understand and apply in the preparation of training programs for athletes.
The performance of an athlete is not just about physical preparation. Goal setting and managing emotions are two areas of sport psychology that coaches can assist athletes with to improve performance. This video provides tips for coaches to assist athletes in these areas.
2009 FINA World Swimming Championships Mens 50m Backstroke Final
Liam Tancock breaks his own world record to win the World Championship
Sports Leaders UK Benefits of Awards and Qualifications
Advice and information from the Blaenau Gwent Sports Leadership Conference Ebbw Vales
The Art of Breaststroke
Olympic Medallist Nick Gillingham shows the Art of Breaststroke Swimming
The Best of Rome 2009
Hghlights from the 13th FINA World Aquatics Championships 2009
Peter Carlisle, the agent behind Michael Phelps, shares his experience and offers advice to athletes on the cusp of being world-class.
The science of swimming suits
Developed with great effort and expense but from 2010 certain suits are to be banned
Maintaining a hi-tech facility
University swimming pools help athletes like Rebecca Adlington win Olympic gold, but as this video shows, maintaining any hi-tech facility is a job in and of itself.
Get into Coaching
Chris Hoy, Rebecca Adlington and Ellie Simmonds talk about the invaluable contribution coaches have made to their success in this video from the Tony Blair Sports Foundation shot prior to the start of the 2009 Great North Run. The Foundation aims to get more people into coaching.
How Athletes Become Frustrated in Sports
Youth Sports Psychologist shares his insights into why athletes become frustrated during competition and the triggers that predispose athletes to anger. Learn why your athletes become frustrated easily.
Advice from 6 times Olympic Gold Medallist Ryan Lochte on how to be the best.
VO2 Max test
TeamBath's Applied Sport Scientist Jonathan Robinson talks us through a full VO2 Max test
USA Swimming Sport Performance Consultant Mariejo Pasion talks to members of the 2009 USA National Select Camp about setting goals.
Following a preparation meet for Santa Clara 2009, Australian coaches Vince Raleigh (who coaches Robert Hurley) shows some drills; Rohan Taylor (Leisel Jones) talks about the importance of heart rate during recovery days, and Michael Bohl (Stephanie Rice) talks through a recovery set.