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Why People Are Swimming in Freezing Water

Forget dipping your toe in the deep end. In countries around the world, intrepid swimmers of all ages plunge into ice-cold waters for a thrill that can feel as sharp as daggers--and bragging rights that last all winter. In this Time, The Brief podcast Jamie Ducharme welcomes you to the fun and frigid world of cold-water swimming. The hobby is nothing new.  View Ducharme's …
Date: 17:27:44 06.03.2018
Categories: Open Water
Keywords:  Cold, Ice

Cyber Security: Small Charity Guide

Find out how to improve cyber security within your charity - quickly, easily and at low cost.. The National Cyber Security Centre have produced advice to help small charities protect themselves from the most common cyber attacks. The five topics covered are easy to understand and cost little (or nothing) to implement.  Download guidance.
Date: 10:23:07 06.03.2018
Categories: General
Keywords:  Data, Security

S&PA Professional - Autumn 2017

Dive into the Autumn 2017 issue of the membership magazine of the Chartered Institute of Sport and Physical Activity for an immersive look at the increasingly popular sport of wild swimming with author and experienced wild swimmer Daniel Start. Quality scheme Quest dives into swimming lesson accreditation. S&PA also joins athlete and physiotherapist Laura Penhaul on the road to learn …
Date: 09:29:15 17.11.2017
Keywords:  Wild, Accreditation, Technique, Finance

Interview with Ollie Hynd

Ollie Hynd competes in the Paralympics as a class 8 swimmer, having neuromuscular myopathy and associated limb deformities.  Hynd made his international debut at the 2011 IPC European Championships where he won the 200m IM setting a new European record. In 400m freestyle, he finished in second place just behind older brother Sam. Hynd won a gold …
Date: 21:27:04 31.08.2017
Categories: General
Keywords:  Paralympics

iSpy Sound Detective – Swimming Pool

Your favourite CBeebies Sound Detectives find themselves in deep-water on their latest mission. They are transported to a diving competition at a swimming pool to discover which swimmer is soaking all the sandwiches. To fully enjoy this episode turn down the volume on your device, put on your headphones and find yourself transported to a swimming pool, thanks to 3D binaural technology. …
Date: 21:19:41 31.08.2017
Categories: General
Keywords:  CBeebies

WS More or Less: Swimming World Records

World Records are being set at a much faster rate in swimming than in other sports. At the Rio Olympics, British swimmer Adam Peaty managed to break the Men's 100m breaststroke world record twice in two days. Tim Harford speaks to swimming coach, Rick Madge, about the reasons swimmers keep getting better results in the pool. WS More or Less: Swimming World RecordsWorld Records are being …
Date: 15:26:44 05.03.2017
Categories: General
Keywords:  Olympics

WS More or Less: Swimming World Records

World Records are being set at a much faster rate in swimming than in other sports. At the Rio Olympics, British swimmer Adam Peaty managed to break the men's 100m breaststroke world record twice in two days. Tim Harford speaks to swimming coach, Rick Madge, about the reasons swimmers keep getting better results in the pool. Also, science writer Christie Aschwanden makes the case for …
Date: 15:40:29 24.09.2016
Categories: Coaching
Keywords:  Olympics

Nutrient Timing and Dietary Routines

Often when athletes and coaches think about nutrition they tend to focus on the dilemma of making the best choices in foods and fluids to support health and performance.  However, one other important factor that is frequently overlooked is the structure and routine of their daily diet.  As EIS Performance Nutritionist for British Swimming, Alex Popple produced these guidelines to …
Date: 16:41:55 17.04.2016
Categories: GeneralCoaching
Keywords:  Nutrition, Diet

By George that was a Talent Camp to remember

George Symonds of Clevedon ASC shares some of the great memories of the Youth Sport Trust National Talent Camp he attended for young athletes, coaches and officials. On arrival we were given our bags for the weekend. This consisted of a blue t-shirt which we had to wear that day, a pink top, a white one and a yellow one. Also I had a work booklet, hoodie, water bottle and lanyard.   …
Date: 09:54:47 15.01.2016
Categories: GeneralCoaching
Keywords:  Talent

Promoting physical activity in schools

"What works in schools and colleges to increase physical activity?" is a new evidence review by Public Health England designed for head teachers, college principles, staff working in education settings, Directors of public health and wider partners. Eight promising principles have been identified to promote physical activity in these settings. Develop and deliver multi-component …
Date: 09:39:30 22.10.2015
Categories: GeneralCoaching
Keywords:  PE, Activity

Swimming World Biweekly, October 21, 2015

Swimming World Biweekly, October 21, 201515 things swimmers are tired of hearing. 5 pieces of advice from a college swimmer. 5 ways to mentally stay afloat in the pool. Olympian Claire Donahue sets world records in Masters swimming debut. Tony Azevedo named PAC 12 water polo player of the century. Swimmers without borders: international student-athletes adjust to swimming in the US. 6 simple …
Date: 09:30:19 22.10.2015
Categories: GeneralOpen Water
Keywords:  Masters, College

Sport Strategy Consultation Responses

The Sport and Recreation Alliance has published its response to the Government’s recent sports strategy consultation. Following the opening of the consultation process in August, the Alliance has been meeting with its membership in order provide comprehensive feedback on what the sector wants to see from a new sports strategy and how it can contribute to its success. Alliance members …
Date: 15:57:36 05.10.2015
Categories: General
Keywords:  Strategy

Supplements in Sport from an Anti-Doping Perspective

The recent BASES webinar, “Supplements in Sport from an Anti-Doping Perspective”, is now available for download on the Human Kinetics website. This highly relevant webinar provides an overview of the anti-doping risks associated with nutritional supplements, the potential impact and how to minimise these risks. Presenter, Anne Sargent has been working at UK Anti-Doping for four …
Date: 16:53:03 22.09.2015
Categories: GeneralCoaching
Keywords:  Anti-doping, Webinar

Preserving club histories

Over time, administrators and officers collect pictures, documents, videos and other general items detailing a great deal of the day to day history of their clubs. Founded in 1860, Brighton Swimming Club is England's oldest continuously formed Swimming Club. Take a look how they have preserved their historical records for the digital Archives / Memories. Brighton Swimming Club …
Date: 14:13:53 16.09.2015
Categories: General
Keywords:  Clubs

The importance of starts and push-offs

View presentation (52m 50s) on the importance of starts and push-offs given by Frank Busch (USA) at the 1st FINA Gold Medal Swimming Coaches Clinic on 30 October 2012 in Moscow. More than 400 swimming coaches from a hundred nations exchanged ideas, experience and knowledge with top-level coaches from swimming powerhouse nations over two days. Busch was one of eleven leading figures representing…
Date: 11:36:34 08.09.2015
Categories: Coaching
Keywords:  Start

How to find undervalued talent

For six months Rasmus Ankersen (www.rasmusankersen.com) travelled around the world to crack the secrets of the world's best performance hotbeds. The Gold Mine Effect talks about the sporting 'gold mines' of talent that he visited whilst researching his book, and what they can teach sports people - and their coaches - about achieving the very best in their own sports. In this …
Date: 08:18:01 02.09.2015
Categories: Coaching
Keywords:  Talent

Getting Ahead: Lessons from the Games

Greg Searle, (2012 Bronze Medallist in the GB Men's eight and Practice Director, Lane4), gives his insight into the lessons that can be learnt from the Games, focusing on areas that are transferable and relevant to current business issues. Lane4's eighth Annual Conference took place on 18 October 2012 at BMA House. View video (24m 17s)
Date: 19:40:48 29.08.2015
Categories: General
Keywords:  Learning