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Mentoring feedback

Mentoring feedback

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

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

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

Skill Acquisition

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

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.
Sport Psychology

Sport Psychology

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

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

Sports Leaders UK Benefits of Awards and Qualifications

Advice and information from the Blaenau Gwent Sports Leadership Conference Ebbw Vales
The Art of Breaststroke

The Art of Breaststroke

Olympic Medallist Nick Gillingham shows the Art of Breaststroke Swimming
The Best of Rome 2009

The Best of Rome 2009

Hghlights from the 13th FINA World Aquatics Championships 2009
Peter Carlisle

Peter Carlisle

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

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

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

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

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.
Lochte Laws

Lochte Laws

Advice from 6 times Olympic Gold Medallist Ryan Lochte on how to be the best.
VO2 Max test

VO2 Max test

TeamBath's Applied Sport Scientist Jonathan Robinson talks us through a full VO2 Max test
Goal Setting

Goal Setting

USA Swimming Sport Performance Consultant Mariejo Pasion talks to members of the 2009 USA National Select Camp about setting goals.
Recovery

Recovery

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.
Paralympic Swimming

Paralympic Swimming

Paralympic Ambassador Kirsten Bruhn explains swimming
Stroke drills

Stroke drills

Demonstrated by Ryan Lochte
Michael Phelps: beaten by technology?

Michael Phelps: beaten by technology?

World Championships, Rome: In the press conference, Michael Phelps was gracious to Paul Biedermann after losing to him in the 200 freestyle.
Aaron Peirsol, Race for the Oceans

Aaron Peirsol, Race for the Oceans

Backstroker Aaron Peirsol talks about his new World Championship titles and World Records and his dedication to ocean conservation.
Science of Swimming

Science of Swimming

Apr 2008 interview with Genadijus Sokolovas, then Director of Sports Science at USA Swimming and now involved in SwiMetrics, focusing on age group swimmers. Swimmers who haven't reached their full development physically need different attention than the full grown swimmer. This interview goes over the basics when it comes to the do's and dont's of building strength in age group swimmers.
Speed Putting

Speed Putting

In The Best of Us Challenge, Olympic athletes are challenging YOU to compete against them in some truly unique events. Go to www.thebestofuschallenge.com to take your best shot. The Challenge runs from 14 October 2009 to 28 February 2010. Lets see what you can do!
Interview with Mark Foster

Interview with Mark Foster

Somerset's Olympian looks forward to London 2012
Sedgemoor Splash

Sedgemoor Splash

Memories of the Bridgwater facility and the campaigners who tried to save it from closure.
BUCS SC Championships 2008

BUCS SC Championships 2008

200 Freestyle featuring Euan Dale (lane 6) and James Clarke (lane 5)
NSPCC DRTV advert

NSPCC DRTV advert

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Rebecca Adlington's Top Training Tips

Rebecca Adlington's Top Training Tips

Advice from double olympic gold medalist Rebecca Adlington as she gives her top tips for training
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