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Wild Swimming and Mental Fitness

Wild Swimming and Mental Fitness

How can wild swimming improve and maintain your mental fitness? In this short film follow three members of the Military community as they document why they use this form of exercise to improve mental health and optimise wellbeing. Michael Coates, Des Fraser and Nathan Jones from the Declassified Network swim in 13 different locations in 24 hours. These included the Thames, Bedfont Lakes (The Haven), Clevedon marine lake, Durdle door, Lulworth cove, Dancing ledge and Shepperton open water swimming lake. They also welcomed singer, musician and friend JP Cooper onto the trip. Why is wild and open water swimming so good for wellbeing and what makes it the perfect tool to build our mental fitness? Find out here. Des Fraser is a former Royal Engineer, SAS(R) and lover of the mountains. Nathan Jones is an RAF pilot, Invictus games gold medalist and ex-professional athlete. Michael Coates is a former soldier, firefighter and current Lululemon Ambassador.
Wild Swim

Wild Swim

Wild Swim is a collaboration born out of a shared love of wild swimming between Kate Drucquer, Whitney Blank and Amy Walker. Amy was living in the Yorkshire Dales whilst the film was shot so there were many beautiful swimming spots to choose from but Janet's Foss proved the perfect location. The film brings together ideas around swimming for positive mental health and the joys of body acceptance in the wild swimming community. Winner of the Judge's Special Mention Award for the 2020 BMC TV Women In Adventure film competition, sponsored by Montane. #WAF2020 Find out more about the competition: https://www.thebmc.co.uk/waf
Jon Rudd: International Olympic Gold Coach

Jon Rudd: International Olympic Gold Coach

Coaching the individual, and paying attention to every detail and person involved in the training process, are keys to international success, according to elite swimming coach Jon Rudd who joins hosts Kelly Palace and Maria Parker in this exclusive interview. Jon shares his thoughts on training Olympic swimmers and how the lessons from the pool translate into the rest of life. Jon Rudd has served as head coach for national teams from three different nations and has coached many swimmers to success at the Olympic, World, Commonwealth and European levels. The number of British and English National Records set through Jon's coaching are in excess of 100 and set by athletes from over 35 countries around the world. Jon coached in the UK at Plymouth College, one of the world leaders in swimming. Currently he is the National Performance Director of Swimming & Diving for Ireland. Episode Topics and Mentions: Ruta Meilutyte; Plymouth College; David Marsh; International Swim League, ISL; World Swimming Coaches Association; USRPT - Ultra Short Race Pace Training; Cassie Patten; Rudd snowflake theory; New Zealand; Rio Olympics; Ben Proud. Takeaways - Kelly: Skill and technique are the most important components to success; talent can only take you so far. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes -- just be sure to learn from them and not make them again. Maria: It’s clear that Jon Rudd’s success is rooted in his diligence and work ethic. You have to find what works for the individual when it comes to athletic training -- and this applies to the rest of life too. Quote of the Week: "It's okay to make a mistake, just don't make the same one twice."-- Jon Rudd
Open Water Swimming With Catherine Kase

Open Water Swimming With Catherine Kase

Want to get into open water swimming or coaching? Here are some ideas from Catherine Kase, nee Vogt, of the University of Southern California and Trojan Swim Club who was named the USA open water head coach for the Olympics in 2021. Please make sure to take note of Open Water Safety guidelines before heading out.
Dr. Genadijus Sokolovas on Warmup/Cooldown

Dr. Genadijus Sokolovas on Warmup/Cooldown

Dr. Genadijus Sokolovas, who served as the Staff Sports Scientist for USA Swimming/Team USA for over a decade, gaves LOSC a talk about the importance of warmup/cooldown/recovery in swimming
Webinar with Rohan Taylor

Webinar with Rohan Taylor

Rohan Taylor, the new Coach Leader of the Australian Swimming Team, discussed what is required to perform at the highest levels of sport whilst also providing insight on how to remain connected and focused during these unprecedented times in this May 2020 interview.
If I knew then what I know now - with Dame Katherine Jane Grainger DBE

If I knew then what I know now - with Dame Katherine Jane Grainger DBE

Interview with Britain's most decorated female Olympian and Chair of UK Sport. She is a 2012 Summer Olympics gold medallist, four-time Olympic silver medallist and six-time World Champion
Knees and Toes Stretching

Knees and Toes Stretching

With Francesca Filatondi. You should only perform this programme if you are fit and healthy to do so and with parental permission (if under 18). Please make sure that the area you are using for exercise is suitable and clear from hazards. Swim England accepts no responsibility for injury occurring when performing these exercises and you undertake them at your own risk. Please follow the link for Swim England’s virtual training guidance: https://bit.ly/LandWorkCriteria
Environment Is Medicine - Daily Rituals of a Dual Olympic Gold Medalist Michael Klim

Environment Is Medicine - Daily Rituals of a Dual Olympic Gold Medalist Michael Klim

Podcast episode featuring Michael George Klim, OAM (born 13 August 1977), a Polish-born Australian swimmer, Olympic gold medallist, world champion, and former world record-holder and now the owner and founder of Milk and Co. Show Notes: - Michaels story 1:30;- Passion for Swimming; - Olympic daily rituals; - Mental fortitude; - How it felt to win gold 17:40; - Past swimming 22:40; - Health challenges; - Michael's Daily rituals 30:30; - A message to men.
Open water swim training with Olympic gold medal coach Marcel Wouda

Open water swim training with Olympic gold medal coach Marcel Wouda

Marcel Wouda is a swim and open water swimming coach from the Netherlands, who has coached and worked with multiple Olympic gold medalists, including the 2008 and 2016 (men's and women's) Olympic open water champions Maarten van der Weijden, Ferry Weertman, and Sharon van Rouwendaal. In this episode you will hear: - Marcel's open water swim coaching philosophy; -The specific demands of open water swim races, and training to meet those demands; -Example training weeks and key workouts for open water swimmers; -Periodisation; -Performance testing; -Dryland training; -Swim toys, gadgets and technology; -Advice for triathletes on improving their open water swimming.Show Notes: https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts246/
ISL Teams

ISL Teams

ISL is pleased to present unforgettable, unbelievable and ... guess who?
Why Marathon Swimming is Better Than Sprinting | Alice Dearing

Why Marathon Swimming is Better Than Sprinting | Alice Dearing

British Olympic hopeful Alice Dearing talks about post-lockdown training and improving diversity in swimming! Follow Alice on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alicedearingx/ Learn more about the Black Swimming Association: https://www.thebsa.co.uk/
Swim Wales Shoulder Health Part 6

Swim Wales Shoulder Health Part 6

As some swimmers return to open water and prior to returning to the pool, shoulder health is critical after time out of the water.
Swim Wales Shoulder Health Part 5

Swim Wales Shoulder Health Part 5

As some swimmers return to open water and prior to returning to the pool, shoulder health is critical after time out of the water.
Wellbeing advice: new habits - cues (triggering events)

Wellbeing advice: new habits - cues (triggering events)

The third and final episode of the short wellbeing series looking at habits and behavioural changes focuses on cues - triggering events that your brain recognises to tell you how to behave in a certain way. These include location, time, people, action and emotion. This content is provided by occupational psychologists Aurea Fellows and Keith Goddard of 'Reason To Be'. Through Wellbeing Wednesday, the aim is to share a toolkit of simple, basic techniques that can be put into practice straight away to help you feel better and deal with any challenges coming your way.
Duncan’s Morning Stretch Series - Week 2

Duncan’s Morning Stretch Series - Week 2

The second in the series of Duncan Goodhew's morning stretch routine focuses on hip mobility and hamstrings and more. Do these stretches in bed before you get up every day (except for one rest day).
Ranomi Kromowidjojo and Ferry Weertman on Nuotopuntolive

Ranomi Kromowidjojo and Ferry Weertman on Nuotopuntolive

Dutch swimmers Ranomi Kromowidjojo and Ferry Weertman answered questions from onlookers and fans in this Instagram Live interview.
Seasonal Training - Phase 1 Episode 2

Seasonal Training - Phase 1 Episode 2

With Francesca Filatondi. You should only perform this programme if you are fit and healthy to do so and with parental permission (if under 18). Please make sure that the area you are using for exercise is suitable and clear from hazards. Swim England accepts no responsibility for injury occurring when performing these exercises and you undertake them at your own risk. Please follow the link for Swim England’s virtual training guidance: https://bit.ly/LandWorkCriteria
Five Steps To A Faster Recovery

Five Steps To A Faster Recovery

The Race Club's Gary Wayne Hall Sr was elected the American flag bearer for the United States Olympic Team at the 1976 Olympic Opening Ceremonies. He was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1981. It was at Montreal and the third Olympic Games in which Dr. Hall was to medal. A graduate of Indiana University, he has held 10 World Records, won 30 U.S. National titles and was the first swimmer under four minutes for the 400 individual medley. He won championships in 3 of 4 strokes and was the dominant world figure in the I.M. for a decade. He was World Swimmer of the Year in 1969 and 1970. His Olympic medals were in 3 different events and 3 successive Olympics.
Fundamentals of Fast Swimming

Fundamentals of Fast Swimming

The Race Club's Gary Wayne Hall Sr was elected the American flag bearer for the United States Olympic Team at the 1976 Olympic Opening Ceremonies. He was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1981. It was at Montreal and the third Olympic Games in which Dr. Hall was to medal. A graduate of Indiana University, he has held 10 World Records, won 30 U.S. National titles and was the first swimmer under four minutes for the 400 individual medley. He won championships in 3 of 4 strokes and was the dominant world figure in the I.M. for a decade. He was World Swimmer of the Year in 1969 and 1970. His Olympic medals were in 3 different events and 3 successive Olympics.
Instagram Live with Svetlana Romashina

Instagram Live with Svetlana Romashina

On 22 May 2020, Inside Synchro went live on Instagram with artistic swimmer Svetlana Romashina, a five-time Olympic champion for the Russian Federation, and currently tied for most decorated artistic swimmer in Olympic history. She competed at the 2008, 2012, and 2016 Olympics, and is now on the road to Tokyo 2020. She returned to elite for the 2019 season after taking a two-year break to have her first child, and won three gold medals at the FINA World Championships in free solo, technical duet, and free duet, thus becoming a 21-time world champion. She opens up about her feelings regarding all the uncertainty surrounding Russia at this time, between the pandemic and the CAS appeal, and how it may affect her future plans. She also discusses her beginnings in artistic swimming, her joining the senior team at only 15 and head coach Tatiana Pokrovksaya telling her that she was "good," and if she ever felt like she wanted to quit. She recalls some fun anecdotes and feelings about her first Olympic experience in Beijing at 18, what some of her favorite routines have been over the years, and if she ever feels nervous about always being expected to win. She talks about her decision to take a break after the 2016 Olympics, and about her return after having her daughter and following in the footsteps of her former duet partner Natalia Ischenko.
Marathon Swim Stories with Lynne Cox

Marathon Swim Stories with Lynne Cox

Extended interview with renowned open water, marathon, and ice swimmer Lynne Cox. Lynne holds over 50 firsts and world-records and is a New York Times best-selling author and motivational speaker. The conversation covered many things, including, finding a pod, planning for every possible outcome, finding positivity when life is inconvenient, and so much more! From lynnecox.com: Lynne Cox is an American long-distance open-water swimmer, motivational speaker, and author. Over the course of more than 35 years, spanning a period equal to 8 Olympic Games, Lynne accomplished swims setting world records and opening borders, contributed to medical research, supported environmental causes, and inspired people to overcome great obstacles. Cox is best known for her swim across the Bering Strait on 7 August 1987. The swim opened the border between the US and Soviet Union. Her accomplishment was hailed by both US President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev at the signing of the INF Missile Treaty at the White House. She twice held the overall record for the fastest crossing of the English Channel – achieving her first record as the youngest and fastest in 1972. She was the first to swim across the Strait of Magellan, around the Cape of Good Hope, across the Strait of Gibraltar, across Lake Baikal, Lake Titicaca and the Beagle Channel. Her 2002 1.2 mile swim in Antarctica broke boundaries and contributed to medical science. Lynne has completed over 60 challenging swims around the world. As a world-class athlete, Lynne has championed the sport of open-water swimming, advocated for Title IX, managed the US women’s water polo team, and led efforts to establish women’s water polo as an Olympic sport.
Curious Coaches' Club: Coaching the 5-8s

Curious Coaches' Club: Coaching the 5-8s

In this session, Head of Coach & Volunteer Development at Little Athletics, NSW Australia Darren Wensor, County Coach Developer at the FA Jackie Bushell and Head of Primary PE and Academy Coach Anthony Lands discuss coaching children aged 5-8. Darren, Jackie and Anthony explore what to expect from children at this age, our priorities as coaches when working with this age group, and what to include in your practice design to make the experience exciting and engaging. Each week, the Curious Coaches Club brings experts together for a coaching conversation.
Curious Coaches' Club: The New Season Ahead

Curious Coaches' Club: The New Season Ahead

In this session, Head of Medical Services at Wasps Rugby Ali James and Strength and Conditioning Coach and Sport Scientist Dr Matt Wright discuss changes in behaviour, thoughts and practices as sports start returning to training and competition. They also explore the challenge of staying safe and fit whilst preparing for future possibilities and how a whole club/squad approach can be adopted and adapted dependent on the coming weeks and months. Each week, the Curious Coaches Club brings experts together for a coaching conversation.
Curious Coaches' Club: How to Adapt Coaching for Mixed Ability Groups

Curious Coaches' Club: How to Adapt Coaching for Mixed Ability Groups

In this session, Premier league Coach Educator and Lead Tutor at UK Coaching Paul Hughes, Sports Advisor at the Special Olympics Eurasia Louise McSweeney and Coach Development Workforce Officer at UK Coaching Esther Jones discuss adapting coaching practices to cater for mixed ability groups. The discussion covers what adapting your coaching means and why it is important. The panel also explore tools to help you consider how to adapt your practices and activities for the people you work with and share experiences along the way. As we return to face-to-face coaching, there has never been a better time to consider how to meet the needs of a wider range of people. Each week, the Curious Coaches Club brings experts together for a coaching conversation.
This Is Your Life (Duke Kahanamoku)

This Is Your Life (Duke Kahanamoku)

This Is Your Life showcased extraordinary lives...and television brought them right into our living rooms. Join host Ralph Edwards for a touching reunion with Olympic superstar, Champion swimmer, Hawaiian icon, American hero and five-time Olympic medalist Duke Kahanamoku who broke records and introduced surfing to the world while facing and overcoming rampant racism in a lifetime of personal challenges.
Virtual Lounge: D&I/Gender representation in Sport

Virtual Lounge: D&I/Gender representation in Sport

Topics discussed:- Inclusion of BAME and female individuals in sport – how have things changed and what still needs to be done? - Responding to and challenging incidents of prejudice as a sportsperson in the right manner; - Is ageism a problem in sport? - Supporting sports stars/athletes after their (often relatively brief) careers have come to an end; - The key changes in sport to come as a result of the Covid-19 crisis. Participants: - Paul Parker, ex-England international men’s team footballer and current football pundit; - Stacey Copeland, Professional speaker and athlete; - Graham Beecroft, Sports broadcaster at TalkSport
Headlines from Operator and Supplier confidence survey Aug 2020

Headlines from Operator and Supplier confidence survey Aug 2020

The Operator + Supplier confidence survey was supported by Sport England, Cimspa, ukactive, Community Leisure UK and the CLOA (the Professional Association for strategic leaders in public sector cultural and leisure services).
Sport England Tackling Inequalities Fund

Sport England Tackling Inequalities Fund

Wesport have been funding projects in the West of England through the Sport England Tackling Inequalities Fund, that are supporting those communities most affected by COVID-19.
Gravity Yoga 11 min. Sequence

Gravity Yoga 11 min. Sequence

With Francesca Filatondi. Gravity yoga is a targeted mobility training method that helps participants with stiff backs, locked up hips, and tight hamstrings. You should only perform this programme if you are fit and healthy to do so and with parental permission (if under 18). Please make sure that the area you are using for exercise is suitable and clear from hazards. Swim England accepts no responsibility for injury occurring when performing these exercises and you undertake them at your own risk. Please follow the link for Swim England’s virtual training guidance: https://bit.ly/LandWorkCriteria
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