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An Evening With... Lisa Wainwright MBE

An Evening With... Lisa Wainwright MBE

In the final edition of the 'An Evening With' public lecture series for the 2021-22 academic year, the University is delighted to be joined by Chief Executive of the Sport and Recreation Alliance, Lisa Wainwright MBE. To coincide with Pride Month, Lisa hosts a public lecture in June 2022 titled: ‘Pride in yourself, Proud of others’. Lisa will talk through her experiences of working in international sport as well as back home in the UK with insight into both her positive and negative experiences being a member of the LGBTQI+ community. She’ll share some of her university stories and how she’s navigated her career with all the ups and downs that brings, with an added dimension of sexuality.With a rich background in sport leadership, Lisa is an inspiring figure and was awarded an MBE in 2021 for her services to sport. We hope you can enjoy for Lisa's insightful lecture!
Frank Dick answers questions to Seminar 2

Frank Dick answers questions to Seminar 2

Frank Dick, OBE is a former Director of Coaching for UK Athletics, coached Daley Thompson and managed the team during four Olympics. He answers viewer questions raised by Seminar 2 (https://bit.ly/3zrgrxS)
Seminar 2: If you don't know where you are going, how do you plan the journey?

Seminar 2: If you don't know where you are going, how do you plan the journey?

Frank Dick, OBE is a former Director of Coaching for UK Athletics, coached Daley Thompson and managed the team during four Olympics. Seminar 1 is here: https://bit.ly/3NrXjnv
Frank Dick answers questions to Seminar 1

Frank Dick answers questions to Seminar 1

Frank Dick, OBE is a former Director of Coaching for UK Athletics, coached Daley Thompson and managed the team during four Olympics. He answers viewer questions raised by Seminar 1 (https://bit.ly/3NrXjnv).
Seminar 1: If losing doesn't hurt, winning doesn't matter

Seminar 1: If losing doesn't hurt, winning doesn't matter

"The difference between winning and losing is small; it's the consequence that's huge". Frank Dick, OBE is a former Director of Coaching for UK Athletics, coached Daley Thompson and managed the team during four Olympics. In Seminar 1 published in Mar 2020, he talks about the differences between "mountain and valley people". Seminar 2 is here (https://bit.ly/3zrgrxS)
Building a Career with Podcasts - Kevin Pickard

Building a Career with Podcasts - Kevin Pickard

Kevin Pickard is the Founder of The Rogue Monkey podcast. Kevin approaches every situation with the mindset of is there a better way. From chasing success in high-performance sport and transferring those lessons into the business world, every day, every meeting is a chance to improve. Kevin is super curious and always asking questions.
Saturday 9s Circuit Training Workout with Paul Talty

Saturday 9s Circuit Training Workout with Paul Talty

Paul Talty, Associate Head of Performance Services (Physical) at Swim Ireland set this challenge for appropriate groups. Start with 9 Reps of 9 Exercises. Drop a rep and an exercise after each round. You can do it once through with Paul, and call it a day, OR rest for 2mins and go again. His National Centre Dublin athletes can complete the two rounds in under 30mins, including the break, but low to mid-30s is a great achievement for us normal folk! Here's the exercises in order from first to last - when dropping exercises, you start by losing the last one in the list: 1. Squats; 2. Yoga Press Up with Opposite Foot Touch; 3. Sit Ups; 4. Burpees; 5. Single Leg Romanian with Superman Arms; 6. Wide Arm Row using weights or resistance band; 7. Double Crunch; 8. Jumping Jacks; 9. Russian Twist.
2022 Swim Ireland AGM

2022 Swim Ireland AGM

Held on Thursday 5 May 2022 via Zoom. Supported by a Sign Language Interpreter.
ukactive CEO Huw Edwards On The Energy Cost Crisis Facing Swimming Pools

ukactive CEO Huw Edwards On The Energy Cost Crisis Facing Swimming Pools

BBC Radio 4 Today speaks to ukactive CEO Huw Edwards about the huge financial pressures facing gyms, leisure centres and swimming pools, with energy costs rising by as much as 150% and urgent government support required.
James Guy on In-season Swims

James Guy on In-season Swims

"You have to swim fast at the right time"
Walkthrough of the Brand New 2022 Commonwealth Games Aquatics Facility

Walkthrough of the Brand New 2022 Commonwealth Games Aquatics Facility

Construction on the Sandwell Aquatics Centre is complete with the facility set to host aquatic action at the 2022 Commonwealth Games later this summer. Set about 30 minutes driving time outside of overall host city Birmingham, the Sandwell Aquatics Centre represents the only entirely new venue across all sports to be used during the Games. Swimming and diving will be hosted at the venue, with more medal events being conducted at the site than any other facility used within the Games. According to Birmingham 2022 organizers, after the Games, the venue will be reconfigured, including the removal of the 4,000 temporary seats, and additional leisure facilities will be added before the centre reopens as a community facility in the summer of 2023. Nearly 300 junior swimmers recently raced at Sandwell as part of a live test event in the 10-lane, 50m pool. Local residents, clubs and fans were able to see live racing in action in the same pool in which superstars from around the world will soon be competing. Team England’s Swimming team leader Grant Robins says of the anticipation leading up to the Commonwealth Games, “It’s been a long time coming but we’re getting to the point where it’s getting exciting. We can almost touch it, we can almost feel it.
Michael Bohl on Emma McKeon's training, Australian women's sprinting, Emily Seebohm, Dean Boxall

Michael Bohl on Emma McKeon's training, Australian women's sprinting, Emily Seebohm, Dean Boxall

Aug 2021 interview with Michael Bohl, a 5x Olympic swim coach for Australia. He is the coach of Emma McKeon and Emily Seebohm at Griffith University in Brisbane. In Tokyo, Emma McKeon won a record 7 Olympic medals, making her the most decorated female swimmer in history at a single Games. Emily Seebohm, who many had written off at the age of 27, touched 3rd in the Women's 200 Backstroke to claim a bronze medal. Coach Michael Bohl spent 14 years at St. Peters, before leaving for GU in 2017. He left St. Peters in the hands of his Juniors coach, the ultimate warrior himself, Dean Boxall. Clyde Lewis, Jack Cartwright, and Ariarne Titmus all came through this program. Brett digs deep to find out how you get a woman to go 51 in a 100 Freestyle. He also gets an update on his former pupil, Cody Simpson, who is now swimming under Bohly. Bohly, as most people call him, also talks about his former swimmer and long time colleague, Dean Boxall. "He's a 10 out of 10 communicator." - Michael Bohl on Dean Boxall. Show timeline: 0:00 Swimming Sponsors; 2:38 Quarantine; 5:46 Congratulations; 7:41 National Event Camp; 10:42 Rohan Taylor; 11:21 Longevity in coaching; 12:33 Hardwork-success paradigm; 13:33 Stephanie Rice and Emma McKeon; 15:11 Coaching different personalities; 17:02 Changing Emma McKeon's Olympic program; 19:10 Australian Women's 100 freestyle strategy; 20:27 Developing Emma McKeon’s speed; 24:36 Emma McKeon’s best efforts in practice; 26:50 Having the Australian Trials 4 weeks out; 30:16 Emma McKeon’s training routine; 31:58 Emma McKeon learning from failure; 33:42 Non-confrontational competition in practice; 35:30 Emily Seebohm; 38:30 Coaching philosophy; 42:59 Training program structure; 46:41 Dean Boxall; 51:41 Brisbane 2032; 55:17 Cody Simpson.
Ray Looze

Ray Looze

Feb 2021 interview with Ray Looze, the Head Coach of the Men's and Women's Swimming & Diving teams at Indiana University. He's been a mainstay on Team USA's coaching staffs as of late: 2017 & 2019 World Championship Coach, 2018 Pan Pacific Head Coach, and 2016 Olympic Assistant Coach.
A Cry For The Oceans

A Cry For The Oceans

Video for Seaspiracy 30by30 Campaign’s "Cry For The Ocean" features the voices and messages they’re bringing and playing to the G7 leaders.
Lifting, drylands during taper

Lifting, drylands during taper

Deniz Hekmati, Performance Coach in Oslo, is drawn and fascinated of the many variables that factor in to the complexity of athletic high-performance. As a novice idea Deniz founded Swimmer Strength with the hope of rethinking how swimmers and coaches approach strength and dryland training to optimize swimming performance, while minimizing the risk of injuries.
Caeleb Dressel on self-improvement, balancing stardom, World Records

Caeleb Dressel on self-improvement, balancing stardom, World Records

Caeleb Dressel is the fastest man in the world. He's won seven Olympic gold medals and thirteen long course World Championship titles. He holds the Guinness World Record for Most World Records held by an individual. Interview recorded 3 weeks out from the start of Fina LCM World Championships where he will be looking to add to his collection. Timeline: 00:00 Bratter PA, Immigration Law; 02:15 Lead up to Trials; 03:45 New stroke technique; 06:00 Trials prep/double taper; 09:30 Taper blues; 13:25 Sleep; 14:55 Massage & acupuncture; 15:08 Personalized nutrition; 15:56 Adaptive swim lessons; 16:32 Massage; 18:05 Pressure, expectation, & balance; 23:44 Inner circle; 26:00 Caeleb the Competitor; 28:00 PB or Win?; 30:45 Breaking 21; 31:30 Fred Bousquet, Cesar Cielo break 21; 32:02 Vasa trainer; 32:27 Power towers; 32:45 50 & 100 Free World Records; 37:22 200 Free World Record; 38:35 Caeleb Dressel's Start; 41:00 Anthony Ervin; 43:30 Eamon Sullivan; 44:45 Cam McEvoy; 46:05 Australian women's swimming; 47:10 Tattoos; 48:45 Katie Ledecky; 52:12 Any Question; 54:49 Swimnerd; 55:00 LA Olympics?
Webinar: Working with Twitter Data

Webinar: Working with Twitter Data

Twitter has recently been a fantastic source of data. Never before has an individual been able to so trivially access historic opinions and watch them develop over time. In this talk Joe Allen will cover: - why social media data is useful; - why Twitter is a great data source; - data collection from Twitter. The talk was part of the 2021 Research Methods e-Festival
What is the Active Lives Survey?

What is the Active Lives Survey?

The Active Lives Children and Young People Survey is coordinated locally by Wesport, the Active Partnership for the West of England on behalf of Sport England. The purpose of the survey is to gain insight to support children and young people to have more positive, and inclusive sport and physical activity opportunities to aid their physical, mental and social wellbeing.
Q &A With The Athlete I Sponsor!

Q &A With The Athlete I Sponsor!

Adam Peaty and Luke Greenbank your questions! If you want to meet and be coached by Adam or Luke and the team you can sign up to an AP Race Clinic at https://clinics.aprace.club
Technology Tools that can meet the differing needs of your learner

Technology Tools that can meet the differing needs of your learner

Remote learning grew exponentially during the pandemic, requiring schools and teachers to adapt. In this Apr 2021 session, the SSE Virtual Event eLIM Team looked at how they support teachers to meet the needs of learners and provide equality of opportunity by: - Identifying accessibility features in online tools; - Building independent use of online tools; - Considering features to improve learning outcomes for all users; Enabling all pupils to use the same tools they see their peers use. This workshop highlights accessibility features built into tools which many schools are already using for blended learning, as well as opportunities for hands-on time.
SASP 'The role of Physical Activity in a Recovery Curriculum'

SASP 'The role of Physical Activity in a Recovery Curriculum'

Physical activity is known to have significant positive effects on our physical and mental health, and active classrooms are successful at increasing engagement, boosting mood and focus and assisting recall. However, in the lockdown of 2020 only 1:5 children were active for an hour a day. The effects of COVID-19 have been significant for our young people - inactivity, mental health issues and falling behind in class. This Apr 2021 workshop with SASP's Toni Smyth, Education Manager, and Nancy Murdoch, Children and Young People Strategic Manager, looks at how Physical Activity can play an important role in a recovery curriculum and young people’s wellbeing moving forward.
Youth Sport Trust Strategy 2022-35

Youth Sport Trust Strategy 2022-35

Inspiring Changemakers, Building Belonging. Find out about YST's plan for the next 13-years here: https://bit.ly/3LLy0Lv
Artistic Swimming Cool-down: Stretching routine

Artistic Swimming Cool-down: Stretching routine

This poolside stretching routine was designed for amateur artistic swimmers of any age. It focuses on those muscles that are typically involved in this sport. Because it consists of static passive stretches, it will help you to relax and, in turn, achieve a great elongation of your muscles. Remember: Stretch to the point of mild discomfort (never great tightness!), and hold every stretch for at least 15 seconds (Anderson, 2010, p. 12, “Stretching”). Required materials: One mat for maximum comfort and one elastic band, towel or similar for stretch 2. Timeline: 0. Intro - 00:21; Stretches: 1. Dolphin - 03:29, 2. Submarine - 03:58; 3. Conch - 04:38; 4. Clam - 05:18; 5. Octopus - 05:52; 6. Figurehead - 06:25; 7. Oarfish - 06:56; 8. Stargazer - 07:36; 9. Swordfish - 08:07; 10. Sunfish - 08:35; 11. Seal - 09:12; 12. Flatfish - 09:32; 13. Shrimp - 09:49; 14. Sleeping Turtle - 10:10; 15. Swimming Turtle - 10:40; 16. Horned lantern fish - 11:29; 17. Manta Ray - 12:17; 18. Sea Urchins - 13:09; 19. Crabs - 13:45; 20. Anchor - 14:25; 21. Poseidonia - 14:57;
An Evening With Zoggs - 'Our New Open Water Swimwear Range'

An Evening With Zoggs - 'Our New Open Water Swimwear Range'

Zoggs marketing team and designers joined the founder of Straight Line Swimming and Zoggs ambassador Keri-anne Payne to showcase their brand new Open Water Swimwear range. In this video they run through the technical elements of the range, it's story and its incredible tribe community followed by a Q&A at the end.
Open Water Swimming Trends 2022

Open Water Swimming Trends 2022

Hosted by Outdoor Swimmer Magazine, NOWCA was part of the experts panel, alongside The Rivers Trust and Mental Health Swims (MHS) to discuss the changing trends in open water swimming, exploring a range of topics including: - How outdoor swimming has changed in recent years; - The impact of Covid-19 on outdoor swimming, - Demographic and behavioural shifts of the outdoor swimming community; - Mental health and outdoor swimming, - Promoting diversity & inclusion; - Tackling water pollution
Keri-anne Payne, Olympic athlete, coach and parent – exploring the journey

Keri-anne Payne, Olympic athlete, coach and parent – exploring the journey

Keri-anne Payne is a swimmer. From her earliest memories she swam, growing up in South Africa and appreciating the importance of being safe in the water. Today we explore her journey, from her memories of life in Johannesburg through to her three Olympic Games experiences. We delve into having a process focussed mindset and what lessons she's taken from sport into being a mum.
Mental Health in Swimming Q&A

Mental Health in Swimming Q&A

In line with Mental Health Awareness Week, this Swimming Parents Support Live Stream from Propulsion Swimming was based around starting conversations regarding Mental Health in Swimming. Whether this is; how you can best help your child, or yourself, during their swimming journey, dealing with anxiety or poor performances; as well as advice on the best practices for helping protect coaches' mental wellbeing. Kevin Pickard of The AP Race Club, lead of the parent's support station at AP Race Clinics, joins to help answer all your questions!
Michael Phelps on His Journey to Gold, Mental Health, and Authenticity

Michael Phelps on His Journey to Gold, Mental Health, and Authenticity

The most decorated Olympian of all time – Michael Phelps – has 28 Olympic medals, and holds the record for the most Olympic gold medals at 23. Michael sits down with WHOOP CEO Will Ahmed to uncover what it took for him to become such an enormous success, from his training, his recovery, his diet, his preparation, and his mindset. They also cover the challenges Michael has faced while he struggled with his depression and anxiety, and how his own openness on the topic has inspired many -- athletes or not -- to prioritize their own wellbeing.
Ten Statistical Mistakes in 5 Min

Ten Statistical Mistakes in 5 Min

Are you making these common statistical mistakes? A visual summary of the 2019 eLife article by Makin and Orban de Xivry titled "Ten common statistical mistakes to watch out for when writing or reviewing a manuscript". See below for timestamps and related resources/links: 00:00 Ten Common Statistical Mistakes in 5 Min; 00:16 Absence of an adequate control condition/group; 0:28 Interpreting comparisons between two effects without directly comparing them; 00:53 Spurious correlations; 01:06 Inflating the units of analysis; 01:41 Correlation and causation; 02:04 Use of small samples; 02:40 Circular analysis; 02:54 Flexibility of Analysis (p-Hacking); 03:30 Failing to Correct for Multiple Comparisons; 03:56 Over-Interpreting Non-Significant Results. Links: https://bit.ly/3wGYQ1G
Swimming Biomechanics | Dr Pedro Morouço

Swimming Biomechanics | Dr Pedro Morouço

Pedro Morouço, Professor at Instituto Politécnico de Leiria on Biomechanics; Physiology; Health Sciences and Research Methods, discusses the scientific literature on the topic of swimming biomechanics. The talk focuses on methods and techniques used to assess swimming biomechanics in the water and includes some interesting comparisons of upper and lower limb contributions, among other biomechanical factors. Timeline: 00:00 Sports Biomechanics Lecture Series; 06:14 Biomechanics for Swimming Performance; 11:48 Propulsive Forces in Swimming; 22:32 Asymmetry in Swimming Biomechanics; 24:18 Arm and Leg Contributions to Swimming Propulsion; 26:16 Improve Technique or Force for Swimming?; 34:25 Q&A (Variability, Arm-Leg Balance, Strength Testing, Efficiency, and More). Links to key swimming biomechanics papers discussed in the lecture: https://bit.ly/3G1rI9a
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