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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

SwimTrain

Microsoft Research Asia is working with Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology on a research project called SwimTrain which encourages group fitness exercises such as group spinning and swimming. With SwimTrain, they have chosen Swimming as their fitness exercise. People often exercise together instead of working out alone for a varety of  reasons including building social relatio…
Date: 14:41:41 12.05.2016
Categories: General
Keywords:  Technology, App

Impact of PE and school sport premium

Research into the impact of the PE and school sport premium has found that 99% of schools reported a positive impact on fitness and healthy lifestyles. The PE and sport premium is a cross-government funding initiative for schools to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision. The results from the current report are from a survey of 586 primary schools in the first year …
Date: 18:11:12 22.12.2015
Categories: GeneralCoaching
Keywords:  Schools, PE

Olympic Encyclopedia

The focus of games-encyclo's "Olympic Encyclopedia" is to deliver accurate, well organized and transparent content about Olympic sporting events from a variety of perspectives - individual athlete or nation achievements over time, or on a particular sport or event and its champions and medallists.   Visit the Olympic Encyclopedia.
Date: 15:04:45 03.09.2015
Categories: General
Keywords:  Olympics, Results

Taking the 'Con' out of Confidence

SUMO is the culmination of 20 years of work by Paul McGee. View Self-Confidence Podcast 1 - Taking the 'Con' out of Confidence. Dealing with change, building better relationships, developing a resilient attitude to life, maintaining morale and motivation, dealing with stress, inspiring confidence, releasing potential, building character, creating possibilities… these and many …
Date: 14:58:54 03.09.2015
Categories: General
Keywords:  Confidence

Orchestrating success

Orchestrating successThe responsibility of a coach is not just to prepare athletes for competition but also to help them through the action. Research with Olympic athletes has shown coach behaviour during competition can have both positive and negative effects on performance. New research with successful coaches has identified what coaches can do during competition. The results suggest a theory…
Date: 23:13:01 02.09.2015
Categories: Coaching
Keywords:  Competition