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Interview with Champion Swimmer Jane Asher
Sophie Dannreuther (Citius Altius XXivs) talks to 85 year old champion swimmer Jane Asher in Nov 2016. As seen on BBC Sport and Daily Telegraph.
A Day in The Life of a World Champion
A full day in the life of Michael Andrew. Enjoy!
Swedish swimming sensation Sarah Sjöström
2012 Trans World Sport feature on Swedish Swimming sensation Sarah Sjöström, a world champion and world record holder at just 15 and one of the most exciting prospects in the sport. @TransWorldSport
Carol Dweck: "The Growth Mindset"
“You’re so talented!”, “You are gifted – a natural!”, “You’re doing so well in school, you must be really smart!” – children receive these messages (or their negative counterparts), along with many other messages on a daily basis from their peers, parents and teachers. Are these just words or do they mean more? How are children affected by the words we use to praise, coach and criticize them?
In this talk we learn from Stanford University’s Professor Dr. Carol S. Dweck about her fascinating research into “self-conceptions (or mindsets) people use to structure the self and guide their behavior”, and how you can apply a Growth Mindset at home, at school and in your port and career.
A talk on overcoming challenges and achieving your goals by Tanja Lichtensteiger, the inspirational business systems development manager for Leeds Beckett University. Winner of The FDM everywoman in Technology 2018 Team Leader Award category sponsored by American Express, Lichtensteiger is half Swiss and half Filipino and has gone above and beyond to try to secure funding for her team’s training and development, and gives talks for Code First to encourage girls to think about IT careers.
Can sweat predict job performance?
Tauhid Zaman, Assistant Professor of Operations Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management, studied Galvanic Skin Response (GSR), which measures how much you sweat. The more stressed you are the higher your GSR. They studied if GSR could be used in the hiring process. Can it predict how candidates will perform under stress?
Highlighting the Importance of PE to Senior Leadership
afPE member, Jim Preece who is a Secondary Head of PE talks about the importance of PE and the need to highlight this to senior leadership to ensure PE is kept at the heart of school life.
Time & Tide
2014 UWE Filmmaking & Creative Media Short Documentary about the Clevedon swimmers for which Jon Farley composed the soundtrack.
Cleveland Pools, Bath. Video One
Hidden away in Bathwick, on the banks of the River Avon, is the country’s only surviving Georgian lido. Built in 1815 in the shape of a small crescent, it was one of the earliest examples of a ‘Subscription Pool’ – built with private money for public use. For decades the formerly-named ‘Cleveland Pleasure Pools’ were a favourite summer destination of generations of people from Bath and beyond. By 1861 this glorious open-air venue had become so popular that the Victorians added a children’s upper pool.
Sadly the Pools closed in 1984 when public funds were re-directed to the sports centre, but now the Cleveland Pools Trust - in partnership with the Prince’s Regeneration Trust, English Heritage and Bath & North East Somerset Council (B&NES) - is finally making headway with its campaign to restore the Grade II* baths and reclaim them for outdoor swimming.
This series of videos follows the regeneration progress. All videos will be edited to include a descriptive narration.
FINA World Aquatics Convention - Windsor 2016
Highlights and a short recap of the FINA World Aquatics Convention - Windsor 2016
Vern Gambetta: A career at the frontline of coaching in performance
Supporting Champions Podcast #4 features Vern Gambetta
Duncan Goodhew's 3 top tips for Swimathon
Are you thinking about entering for Swimathon 2018? Duncan Goodhew shares his 3 top tips! Register at https://swimathon.org #SwimForAll
Total Swimming Workshop Presentation.
Given at Creating Active Communities 2017 - Investing in National Health and Wellbeing held at the Royal Society of Medicine on 21 September 2017. The Conference examined the variety of opportunities both behavioural and financial that are available to local government.
FINA Required Junior Elements 2017
Technical elements for Juniors
FINA Required Elements 2017
FINA Technical Elements - Seniors
Athletes and Coaches
The relationship between athletes and coaches is a special one. In this film, top Olympic athletes and their coaches talk about team work, the path to success and the unique bond they share. We also hear from the the athletes of the Innsbruck 2012 Youth Olympic Games.
Pacing strategy and Performance 1
Part 1 of a The Science of Sport series on pacing and exercise performance. It explains how the brain regulates exercise specifically to prevent potentially harmful changes to physiology and to optimize performance. This episode introduces how physiology historically viewed fatigue as an "event", a failure to continue exercise, at the expense of understanding how performance is regulated in advance of failure.
Science Triathlon Conference 2015 - Yann Le Meur
Presentation given by world renowned sports scientist Yann le Meur - "Does training in the heat influence performance in a temperate environment."
Wild Swimming With Alice Roberts
In this 2008 excerpt, Alice Roberts embarked on a quest to discover what lies behind the passion for wild swimming, now becoming popular in Britain. She follows in the wake of Waterlog, the classic swimming text by the late journalist and author, Roger Deakin.
Wild swimming is growing increasingly popular with swimming communities popping up all over Britain. This short documentary film explores the individuals within one of these communities, and the reasons why they choose to swim in such cold waters, and the effect it has on their lives. Before Sean began filming, he decided it would be important to join the Devon & Cornwall Wild Swimming Community on which this film focuses and swim in the cold sea himself. This helped him show stories and experiences in the most genuine light possible.
Filmed on a GH4, a A7s with waterproof housing, a C100 and a Phantom 3 Professional and stabilised with a DJI Ronin.
Reducing Physical Inactivity Part 1
In partnership with Public Health England, UK Coaching is proud to present the first of a three part animation featuring the latest insight into the meaning of physical activity and practical tips for coaches to get more people active.
UK Coaching Correction: In this video the word 'benefitting' should be spelt benefiting.
Sustaining high performance
Supporting Champions Podcast #3 "Sustaining High Performance" features Steve Ingham, Jamie Pringle and Rosie Mayes discussing the rise of Uk High Performance System that has gone from 36th on the medal table in 1996 Olympics to 2nd at the Rio Olympics in 2016, becoming a global sporting superpower. This episode discusses what are the common trends in successful high performing systems and looks forward as to how performance can be sustained.
4:00 What are the determining factors of a successful system?
6:11 What are the things from other performance environments you would find which are similar to the British system irrespective of context and culture?
9:00 Jamie plays devil’s advocate - if we had unlimited resources what would we do with that money?
18:12 Where might we want to see future investment for competitive advantage if we had unlimited resources?
19:05 If we travelled forward 100 years, what would we want to see long term residing in high performance sport system that is successful?
23:53 If we travelled back100 years, to 1917, what would have astounded our contemporaries?
GDPR Guidance for Schools
General Data Protection Regulation comes into effect in May 2018. Is your school ready? Iain Bradley from the DfE explains how you can review and improve your handling of personal data. Please leave a comment on youtube if you have any questions about GDPR or how you can prepare.
Water Polo Body Position Fundamentals
Published 2014: Base Position and Shooting Part 1 featuring Starring: Terry Schroeder, Brandon Brooks, Adam Wright and Krsto Sbutega
Executive Producer: Pete Fischler. Director: Win Bates
Together, we achieve more
Speech by Milorad Cavic, Evgeny Korotyshkin and Peter Mankoc to Energy Standard Cup winners.
Impact of EIS performance lifestyle services
Retired and transitioning athletes who attended the Performance Lifestyle forum at the 2017 EIS National Conference tell us how the discipline has impacted on them and what advice they would give to athletes currently in the high performance system.
Rise of the UK High Performance System - Panel Discussion
In Part 2 of 3 podcasts on the UK High Performance System, Steve Ingham, Jamie Pringle and Rosie Mayes discuss its rise, having gone from 36th on the medal table in 1996 Olympics to 2nd at the Rio Olympics in 2016, becoming a global sporting superpower. This episode charts the necessary focus that came with the award of the home games, what challenges it brought and how the roles change under mounting pressure and resource.
Nutritional Strategies for Optimizing Elite Endurance Exercise Performance
Invited Session at ECSS Metropolis Ruhr 2017 "Strategies for Optimizing Elite Endurance Exercise Performance"
"Nutritional Strategies for Optimizing Elite Endurance Exercise Performance" was presented by Prof A E Jeukendrup (Loughborough University).
Especially in endurance sport nutrition has been shown to be an important factor. Nutrition plays an important role in performance during an event, the recovery from exercise and the adaptation long term.
It has been known since the 1960s that muscle glycogen plays an important role and as such strategies to start exercise with high glycogen stores have received a lot of attention.
Also carbohydrate and fluid intake during exercise have been shown to have ergogenic effects by preventing drops in carbohydrate oxidation, blood glucose concentrations and dehydration. There are guidelines that give advice based on the duration of exercise and based on the daily training volume.
There is no distinction between the guidelines for men and women, for trained and untrained athletes and for young and older athletes. Partly this is because most research is done in young men who are by no means elite athletes (and also do not represent the recreational end of the spectrum of athletes). Partly, however, this is based on a limited number of studies that show no difference in carbohydrate delivery in trained and untrained, men and women.
In some events gut function (delivery of fluids and carbohydrate) is critical and therefore “training the gut” is an often recommended strategy.
The gut is an extremely plastic organ that can adapt relatively quickly to different stimuli (dietary changes). There are a number of other ergogenic aids that are often used by athletes. Caffeine is the one with the most evidence. Even relatively low doses (3 mg/kg) of caffeine seem to have effects on endurance performance. Other supplements like nitrates (beet root juice), bicarbonate and beta-alanine have much less evidence, especially in very well trained athletes.
Recovery is an important factor especially with repeated days of hard training and competition. In this phase, replenishing carbohydrates and fluids are the main factors. Protein is often consumed by athletes but evidence that this affects short term recovery is scarce. The effects of protein are believed to be longer term effects where we refer to “recovery” as training adaptation. It is also believed that some measures to speed up short term recovery could actually harm long training adaptation.
Therefore, the goals of nutrition interventions must be very clear. Sound nutrition planning for athletes involves a strategy and a planned approach. This is often referred to as periodized nutritrion, a long term plan is created that takes into account both short term and long term goals, with the ultimate goal to optimise the athlete’s performance.
Altitude and Heat Training Strategies
Invited Session at ECSS Metropolis Ruhr 2017 "Strategies for Optimizing Elite Endurance Exercise Performance" presented by Prof C Lundby, University of Zürich
Health Trinity: Guide to achieving a healthy lifestyle
Not getting your sleep patterns right can have an adverse effect on diet and fitness. Dr Iuliana Hartescu shares a guide to mastering a health trinity.