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Helping children with a disability to be active
Dr Janine Coates discusses some of the barriers children with disabilities face to being active and what parents can do to help.
The Kids FIRST programme aims to help children and their families to reduce their screen time.
Relationship between athlete, parents and coach in disability sport
Rob Townsend looks at the important relationship between the athlete, coach and parent in disability sport coaching.
Think like an Olympian on A-Level results day
Senior Lecturer in Sport and Performance Psychology Dr David Fletcher describes how students can overcome their disappointment with A-Level results by drawing inspiration from Olympic athletes, who have suffered disappointment in the past, such as Jessica Ennis-Hill.
Augie Busch Explains the Swimming Back Start
Promo for Fast Lane Starts and Finishes with Frank Busch,
USA Swimming National Team Director; 2x U.S. Olympic Swim Coach, former University of Arizona Head Coach; 2x NCAA Championship Coach; 6x National Coach of the Year; member of the American Swim Coaches Association (ASCA) Hall of Fam3 (2008) and the Arizona Coaching Staff
How to Set Up Swimming Blocks
Promo for Fast Lane Starts and Finishes featuring Rick Demont, Arizona Coaching Staff with Frank Busch, USA Swimming National Team Director; 2x U.S. Olympic Swim Coach, former University of Arizona Head Coach; 2x NCAA Championship Coach; 6x National Coach of the Year; member of the American Swim Coaches Association (ASCA) Hall of Fam3 (2008).
Voice Output Swimming Tracker
Promotional video for the Voice Output Swimming Tracker which uses a bone conduction headset and is designed to give you updates on your swim performance via clear-voice-feedback. Without any disruption to your swim stroke, pace is recorded and reported while you are swimming.
On open swim mode, your swim performance is captured with GPS for safety. Furthermore, another mode is designed for swimming in a pool, which use motion sensors when there is no GPS reception. After swimming, you can use Bluetooth to connect your smart phone to review your data and update configurations.
Further information: http://euro-bc.cn/Producta/show/15.html
Programmable Swimming Training Equipment
Innovation Technology Presentation at the 2018 Taiwan International Lighting Technology Exhibition by Prodigital Technology Corp (Booth No. : B0930)
Trainesense webinar 1: From data to analysis
Promotional video from Trainesense in Tampere, Finland explaining how the data measured with the SmartPaddle system can be used to analyse a swimmer's swimming and identify areas for development.
Do sports drinks and energy bars make you a better athlete?
Investigation originally broadcast 31 January 2014.
How important is nutrition for recovery?
Louise Burke discusses periodisation
Should athletes drink only if and when they are thirsty?
Asker Jeukendrup explains the value of planning your hydration before events.
Why Hydration Matters
Webinar explaining the importance of hydration.
EHI Hydration Network Meeting
Introduction to the Institute's second meeting by Professor Dr. Ron Maughan including the problem of misinformation and the need for reliable information and education on hydration.
Long-Term Athlete Development
In this video from the (US) National Strength and Conditioning Association's 2013 National Conference, Dr. Rhodri Lloyd, Senior Lecturer in Physiology and Health at Cardiff Metropolitan University, talks about planning for long-term athletic development.
England Water Polo in conversation with Jack Buckner
British Swimming’s new CEO Jack Buckner was on poolside supporting the GBR U19 water polo team in Manchester over 11-13 May
England Water Polo took the opportunity to ask Jack about his views on the future of our sport, our national teams, funding for water polo and hosting more international tournaments.
The chat took place immediately after he’d held positive talks with Ian Elliot and other members of the Water Polo Management Group.
Jenny Rogers on Coaching
Jenny Rogers has successfully coached many hundreds of people through career crises, trains other coaches, has published widely on career themes and has been a frequent contributor to BBC Radio.
In Supporting Champions Podcast #7, Steve Ingham tals to Jenny about
2:20 Where it all started? Jenny’s teaching career and her ‘development itch!'
5:30 Where did it all start? The BBC & finding Delia Smith!
11:20 Where did the development of others start?
16:20 Becoming commissioning editor for The Open College, Jenny’s introduction to consulting and organisational behaviour
19:20 The beginnings of one to one work and executive coaching
20:00 Becoming a coach full-time and leaving the BBC
22:00 What is the coaching that Jenny provides?
23:58 “The slippery-ness of the human approach to change’
26:15 The power of coaching - examples
31:11 Jenny’s top tips for people new to coaching
35:50 This isn’t working - working in the moment and developing a different kind of conversation
37:10 Stepping outside of the conversation, navigating the difficult childhoods. Treading dangerous waters. Super-champions, high performing executives and their emotional lies
42:10 Supporting sporting systems and what executive coaching can offer sport
44.40 Coaching sessions…holding a space, nudging, challenging and laughter
46:20 Support for coaches
51:20 Jenny’s writing compulsion
53:34 A Coaching Handbook - stay curious and stay self-aware
59:09 Top tips for writing and Jenny’s book in progress…Career Coaching
More from Jenny at
David Fletcher on Adversity
In Supporting Champions Podcast #6 Steve Ingham talks to David Fletcher about his career as a swimmer, researcher and expert in the area of adversity.
07:00 Early aspirations as a swimmer, but experiencing near misses as an athlete and academically
10:00 Transfer of desire from swim background to early success in studies
12:00 Father as a science role-model, searching and sharing academic papers
15:30 Importance of internship in sporting environment
19:00 Importance of breadth of experience beyond own area of specialism
23:30 Interest in the stresses that athletes experiences
25:00 Stresses changing based on growth of high performance system
28:00 Uncovering poor organisational behaviours that adversely influenced sporting performance
29:00 Seeking legal advice due to controversial nature of athlete interviews - sticking to your guns about unearthing and communicating stresses
31:00 Identifying stresses and how some used stressful experiences as fuel for determination
34:00 Organisational stresses - leadership styles, not being listened to, overuse of pressure training and how it spilled over
35:00 How it is unethical not to prepare athletes for the pressure of top competitions
36:00 How leadership behaviours permeated down to grass-root levels
41:00 Adversity as a stimulus for growth - so it needs to be;
- Relevant, e.g. penalty shoot-out
- Progressively adaptable
44:00 Appropriate and inappropriate consequences to contravening agreed behaviours
47:00 Role of early adversity as a fuel for focusing on sporting goals
48:00 Theories emerging - life adversity coinciding with sporting success, and finding sport as a sanctuary
50:00 Caveat that sport doesn't protect person from mental health response to adversarial events
51:30 How best to support when people experience adversity; 1) give them space; 2) supporting people when they are ready to disclose - provide inspirational opportunities; 3) when a vase breaks consider creating a new mosaic rather than re-building as it was
57:00 Adversity gives you honesty to review deeply
59:00 Different personality traits required to succeed in sport vs life
60:00 Re-emergence of 'issues' wen sport is not there
61:00 Are we doing enough to support coaches?
64:00 Lessons for everybody
- Anything worthwhile will have its challenges
- Importance of anticipating stresses and preparing for them
- Importance of support network
- Importance of disclosing and being open to sharing stress response
67:00 Future directions in area of adversity
Open Water Drafting with Sara McLarty
Sara McLarty shows us how drafting off of another athlete —that is, using the energy generated by the movement of the water off the other swimmer's body to assist your swim — is a legal way to gain an advantage over your competitors in an open water swim or triathlon race.
Steve Munatones on Open Water Feeding
Steve Munatones, a U.S. Masters Swimming expert on open water swimming, discusses the use of three types of open water feeding systems.
What age should children start swimming?
Becky Adlington's response.
Dr Francoise Freedman Interview
Dr Francoise Freedman is a pioneer in baby swimming and a medical anthropologist at the University of Cambridge, where she does research and teaches as an affiliated lecturer in the Department of Social Anthropology. Having a background of competition swimming and as a swimming instructor, she developed Infant Aquatics and Aqua Yoga original programmes. She received the prestigious Virginia Hunt Award in 2009 (World Aquatic Baby Children Association).
Elite Athletes Panel
World-class Professional Sports: Impacts and Perspectives on Sports Analytics and Sports Big Data
Featuring Chris Goulding (Australian Boomers, Melbourne United - Professional Basketball Player), Loudy Wiggins (Dual Olympic Medalist - Diving), Matt Cowdrey (Paralympic Gold Medallist - Swimming) and Lydia Lassila (Winter Olympic Gold Medallist - Aerial Skiing)
Host: Anthony Coops (KPMG)
Filmed at the Sports Analytics Conference 2015 in Melbourne, Australia
Advice to young people from elite athletes
The CPSU grabbed a few minutes with a number of 2015 School Games athlete mentors to hear about their experiences of being involved in sport. Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth athletes offer advice to sports organisations, clubs and young people who are taking part in sport.
Peter Diamond: Water Polo is very healthy!
Peter C. Diamond is a 16-time Emmy Award-winner who serves as Executive Vice President, Programming, NBC Olympics, and is responsible for programming NBC Universal’s coverage of the Olympic Games. The 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, marked his 18th Olympic assignment – more than any broadcast network executive in television history.
Diamond was invited to the FINA World Water Polo Conference in Budapest to give a 15-minute talk about Water Polo. In his opinion, FINA is already going in the right direction but he also had some interesting points to add.
Rakto Rudic's support for changes in Water Polo
Four-time Olympic Champion Coach Ratko Rudic (CRO) was interviewed at the FINA Water Polo Conference 2018 in Hungary. He came to support the positive changes in Water Polo but he would like to see Water Polo receive a higher level of media attention in future.
Aaron Younger: "It's the marketing that has to change"
Water Polo player Aaron Younger from Australia was interviewed at the FINA World Water Polo Conference in Budapest (HUN). Younger is very happy that the athletes get involved in the discussion about the further development of Water Polo.
The Successful Person's Guide to Failure
Award winning journalist and bestselling author Matthew Syed provides the 'Successful Person's Guide to Failure' taken from his book Black Box Thinking.
Whether developing a new product, honing a core skill or just trying to get a critical decision right, Black Box Thinkers aren't afraid to face up to mistakes. In fact, Black Box thinkers see failure as the very best way to learn.
Rather than denying their mistakes, blaming others, or attempting to spin their way out of trouble, these institutions and individuals interrogate errors as part of their future strategy for success.
Why you should have your own black box
In this TEDx London Business School talk, Matthew Syed makes the case for acknowledging failure and confronting our mistakes, a notion he refers to as “Black Box Thinking”.
Syed was the British table tennis number one for almost a decade, three-time Commonwealth Champion, and twice competed for Great Britain in the Olympic Games (in Barcelona in 1992 and Sydney in 2000). A columnist for The Times, he has also gone on to publish numerous bestselling books; Bounce, published in April 2010, has been described as “one of the most intelligent and thought-provoking books about sport ever written”, and Black Box Thinking, published in 2015, which has been globally acknowledged and translated into multiple languages.
Kelsey White on Water Polo from an Athlete's Perspective
The captain of the South African Water Polo team, Kelsey White, talks about the Athlete's perspectives and the importance of creating a good culture in this discipline. Interview recorded at the FINA World Water Polo Conference in Budapest (Hungary).