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Investing In Inclusive Sport Infrastructure and Active Spaces.

Investing In Inclusive Sport Infrastructure and Active Spaces.

This 'Creating Active Communities' webinar features a presentation by Jon Morgan, Executive Chair, Reech Sports Group: Defining sports infra; What do we mean by inclusive sports infra; Why bespoke design is the key; Lead into active spaces – Defining active spaces; A need for active spaces; Engaging Community through active spaces; how spaces need to create a legacy of active communities​.
Learn To Swim Butterfly Technique Correct And Fast with Jeanette Ottesen

Learn To Swim Butterfly Technique Correct And Fast with Jeanette Ottesen

This 2019 step-by-step guide on how to swim efficiently and fast features both under and front views and tips from Danish World-champion in 50m and 100m butterfly, Jeanette Ottesen. First of all, how to swim butterfly with the correct technique and good speed? Butterfly is composed by two butterfly kicks and one stroke. The fist kick occurs during the catch phase when your arms are at the front under water and the second, when your arms are at the hips. The important thing here with your legs is that they´re held together as a mermaid-tail while your arms are moving under and over water together at the same time. Jeanette Ottesen shares her 5 best tips for swimming butterfly with the correct technique (so you don´t get any injuries) and so you move fast through the water. - Be flexible in your chest-area; - Know when to breathe (hint: Just when your arms are moving forward above water); - Enter your hands smoothly (No splash = faster butterfly!); - Kick at the right time; - Breathe relaxed (just like Michael Phelps - and Jeanette!). She gives you her three (+1 extra) best butterfly exercises to improve your technique. Repeat to master them so you can learn how to do them in the right way step-by-step: 1. Sculling dolphin; 2. Dolphin movement; 3. The Basketball (just like playing... in the water). Extra: 1 Stroke and 3 kicks. Jeanette will give you her secret behind swimming SO fast butterfly to become world-champion.
Learn To Swim Freestyle Correct And Fast with Lotte Friis

Learn To Swim Freestyle Correct And Fast with Lotte Friis

This 2019 step-by-step guide on how to swim freestyle efficiently and fast features tips from Denmark's World-champion in 800 and 1500 freestyle. Lotte Friis first shares her 5 best tips for swimming freestyle with correct technique (so you don´t get any injuries) and so you move fast through the water. - Your body alignment in water; - Relaxed arms above water; - Don´t breathe too much. Face half under water - half over water; - Very high elbow; - Always kick in freestyle. As an extra, she gives her three best freestyle exercises, so you can learn how to do in the right way step-by-step: 1). Finger in the water-surface; 2). 3-8-3 = 3 strokes, 8 kicks and 3 strokes; 3). Stop - Back - Forward movement with your freestyle arms. Lastly Lotte shares her secret behind swimming freestyle SO fast freestyle she become both world-champion and world-record holder over 1500m.
DisplayLink Video to Live Stream

DisplayLink Video to Live Stream

This resource assists you in utilizing your DisplayLink Plus software to stream live to remote audiences. 00:58 – Introduction; 00:59 – Type 1 (MCTRL-300, MCTRL-600, and MIC-VPU-01); 02:13 – Type 2 (VX4 and MCTRL-660); 02:49 – Broadcasting
Virtual Meets Desktop Client

Virtual Meets Desktop Client

Once the web portal setup has been completed, the desktop client needs to be configured to run your virtual swim meets.
Virtual Meets Web Portal - Set up

Virtual Meets Web Portal - Set up

This video walks you through the initial web portal to set up your virtual meets. Each host and guest facility is required to sign up through this portal before running a meet.
The Science of Sea Swimming

The Science of Sea Swimming

The Galway Science & Technology Festival hosted "The Science of Sea Swimming" on Thursday 18th November, 2021 at the Black Box, sponsored by Creative Ireland and Galway City Council, with guest speakers: - Dr Jessamyn Fairfield, American physicist who spoke about the link between the moon and the tides; - Dr Easkey Britton, champion surfer and marine social scientist talked about our deep connection to the ocean; - Caitriona Lynch, swim coach and co-founder of Ebb and Flow aquatics gave tips and advice on sea swimming.
Mindfulness

Mindfulness

In the 3rd and final part of the Mental Toughness Series, Allistair McCaw and Ed Bowers discuss Mindfulness and its benefits.
Building Confidence

Building Confidence

In Part 2 of the Mental Toughness Series, Ed Bowers and Allistair McCaw dissect what confidence is, where it comes from and the 3 key ingredients to building it.
What is Mental Toughness?

What is Mental Toughness?

Mental toughness can have so many different meanings to different people. In part 1 of the 'Mental Toughness Series', Ed Bowers asks Allistair McCaw to explain what exactly 'mental toughness' is.
Mental Imagery - Introduction to a Sport Psychological Technique

Mental Imagery - Introduction to a Sport Psychological Technique

As part of their master project, Nico Lachner, Samuel Ireland, Franz Bernhardt, Tobias Hesse and Philipp Wiertelorz dealt with the topic of sports psychology and primarily mental imagery. This technique describes the process of thinking through each possible scenario, before athletes start their competition, so they can concentrate more on strengths, which improves their performance. Even injured athletes often resort to this method. During their injury break they do the same to keep the feeling for how to perform the techniques of their sport.
Four secrets from sports psychology you can use in everyday life

Four secrets from sports psychology you can use in everyday life

From talking to yourself to rehearsing to your mind, here are five secrets from the world of sports psychology that you can apply to your own life to help you achieve your goals. Made by Preston Street Films. This video was made in partnership with The Open University.
Charity Accounts and Reporting Requirements

Charity Accounts and Reporting Requirements

The Bishop Fleming Charity team look at charity accounts and reporting requirements. This session was part of a playlist of 5.
Wayne Riddin on South African swimming, Matt Sates, & the Midmar Mile

Wayne Riddin on South African swimming, Matt Sates, & the Midmar Mile

Wayne Riddin is an Olympic swim coach from South Africa - coach of the Seals Swimming club in Pietermaritzburg. You might be familiar with one of his star pupils, Matt Sates, who just won the 500 Free at NCAA's in a 4:06. Wayne is also well known and respected throughout the open water world as he is the race director and organizer of the aQuellé Midmar Mile in South Africa, the largest open water swim (20,000 swimmers) in the world.
Kelly Lundberg - Personal branding

Kelly Lundberg - Personal branding

Branding doesn’t stop and start with the name of your company, product or service. Now, more than ever, your own digital footprint can affect how people – and clients – choose to interact with you and your business. In this Personal branding taster masterclass, Kelly Lundberg shares the WHAT, WHY and HOW? What and why you should develop your personal brand. The steps of auditing your personal brand and a strategy on how you can improve it in your business.
Paul Bedford, Retention Guru

Paul Bedford, Retention Guru

This webinar entitled 'Beyond 90 days, how to retain more members after the New Year rush' was recorded 1 Feb 2022. It is suitable for gym owners, club managers, personal trainers, coaches and instructors. When the new year comes around and clubs experience an uplift in visit frequency. Some are lapsed exercisers returning with a plan to get back on track, other new to exercise and dreaming of a new fitter lifestyle. This session focuses on simple activities all clubs can do to keep their new members for longer, particularly in this busy period. In this session you will learn: - Why you need to know your numbers; - How to identify those who have most potential to maintain a routine of exercise; - When to include fitness challenges; - Why we should set lower expectations and celebrate everything.
2021 Community Sport and Recreation Awards Ceremony

2021 Community Sport and Recreation Awards Ceremony

For over 25 years the Sport & Recreation Alliance's annual awards programme has celebrated the achievements of grassroots sport and recreation. The 2021 ceremony took place virtually.
UK Coaching Programmes introduction

UK Coaching Programmes introduction

A short video by Tom Hartley, Talent & Performance Coach Developer at UK Coaching, for those interested in finding out more about the Coach Development Programmes.
Milly Tanner's Olympic Journey

Milly Tanner's Olympic Journey

In this June 2021 interview Millfield OM Milly Tanner talks about her journey and changing sports, being recruited through the previous talent ID scheme, training, and what daily life looks like as a developing world class athlete. Keep your eyes peeled, we think Milly has what it takes to go all the way.
How to apply strength and conditioning to swimming with Paul Talty

How to apply strength and conditioning to swimming with Paul Talty

Paul Talty from Swim Ireland discusses the What, Why, and How of applying strength & conditioning to high-performance swimming. This includes a unique insight into how Paul sets up the dryland program for some of Ireland’s top swimmers.
Co-production - sport and physical activity.

Co-production - sport and physical activity.

This animation has been co-produced by the Moving Social Work collective. It is based on an academic article entitled “Co-production: A resource to guide co-producing research in the sport, exercise, and health sciences”. The article is open access and can be read via https://bit.ly/3rGcTmJ. The key questions addressed in the animation are: What is co-production? Why can co-production be beneficial? What are the challenges and barriers to co-producing research? Which principles can be used to promote co-production as a means to advance a participatory turn within and beyond physical activity, exercise, and sport sciences? The question ‘How does co-production look like?’ is not addressed in the animation, but examples can be consulted here: https://bit.ly/36xiZye
Richard Feynman. Why.

Richard Feynman. Why.

Prof Feynman (1918-1988), one of the greatest minds of the 20th Century, was an American theoretical physicist, known for his work in the path integral formulation of quantum mechanics, the theory of quantum electrodynamics and the physics of the superfluidity of supercooled liquid helium. In this video, answering what do you mean by why? Prof Feynman takes what seems to be on the surface a simple question and expounds on it to an extraordinarly deep level. It will make you think about what satisfies you for an explanation.
Viktor Nagy, Goalkeeper

Viktor Nagy, Goalkeeper

Viktor Nagy is a Hungarian water polo goalkeeper. He took up the sport at the age of 10 at the Szolnoki Dózsa in Budapest, and made his first appearance for the Hungarian national team in 2006. He won the world title in 2013 and competed at the 2012, 2016 and 2020 Summer Olympics. Nagy put on an amazing performance playing for Szolnoki VSK in the Championship game of the 2017 LEN Champions League to beat Jug Dubrovnik. This video has all his saves and steals.
ISL Executives

ISL Executives

Interview with Ben Allen, Commissioner and Matt Dawe, CEO
'Be Brave' with Molly Renshaw

'Be Brave' with Molly Renshaw

Epsiode featuring British record holder and 2020 Olympian Molly Renshaw premiered May 2021. The Loughborough National Centre swimmer broke the 200m Breaststroke British record at GB Trials in 2.20.89. Qualifying for her second Olympic Games, Molly talks of her troubled relationship with Olympic trials and the moments that shaped her into the swimmer she is today. She breaks down her impressive trials swims whilst looking ahead to her goals for the 2021 European Championships and the impact of the ISL on British swimming. It’s all about mental preparation and technique with Molly as she gives an insight into how she replaces her negative thoughts and goes for gold.
Distance Swimming Training and Distance Mental Training with Felix Auboeck

Distance Swimming Training and Distance Mental Training with Felix Auboeck

Episode premiered Apr 2021. Austrian ISL star and NCAA Champion Felix Auboeck had continued his dominance in middle-distance freestyle. At the 2021 Swim Open Stockholm meet, Felix qualified for his second Olympics in the 200m, 400m and 800m Freestyle events. Not to mention breaking two Austrian records in the process. Austria’s swimming star, Felix has trained with the best. Studying at Michigan in 2016-2020, his NCAA history proves he isn’t one to overlook. In 2019, his outstanding comeback after a surprising 200 and 500 led Felix to the long-awaited title of NCAA Champion in 1650-yard freestyle. Moving to train at Loughborough University in 2020, Felix has thrived in a new training regime. A combination of threshold and race pace sets which have pushed both his mental and physical strength. He discusses his ‘what-if’ preparation for Tokyo, the newly added women’s 1500m and men’s 800m to the Olympic program and most importantly: what it takes to be a world-class distance swimmer.
The Rise of British Relays with Matt Richards

The Rise of British Relays with Matt Richards

Podcast episode premiered May 2021. Recently qualified for Team GB, 18-year-old matt Richards put on the performance of his life at British trials. From 2019 European Junior Champion, Richards swims in his first senior team in the Long Course European Championships before taking to the Olympic stage in July. Richards had individually qualified for the 100m Freestyle at Tokyo 2020 and most likely be seen in some of the most highly anticipated relays of the Olympics. Training at the Bath National Centre, Richards talks about his impressive trials swims, including that ‘stupidly quick’ 200m Freestyle final and his seemingly hard working, yet fun training group. With a refreshing and mature mentality for such a young swimmer, Matt reflects on the ISL and the people that have shaped his swimming knowledge over the last few years. He’s determined, he’s fast and he’s definitely not one to be undermined.
Cold Water Swimming as a treatment for Anxiety & Depression

Cold Water Swimming as a treatment for Anxiety & Depression

From the BBC documentary, "The Doctor Who Gave Up Drugs" with Dr. Chris Van Tulleken. Copyright belongs to the BBC. This content is uploaded here purely for educational purposes, for those looking for effective ways to manage their anxiety and/or depression.
Setting your strategic direction using the theory of change process

Setting your strategic direction using the theory of change process

NCVO champions and strengthens the voluntary sector, with over 14,000 members, from the largest charities to the smallest community organisations. This NCVO webinar examines how a theory of change can support you in working towards your vision and mission, explaining how the theory of change process can help give you clarity about the impact you want to create, and make better-informed decisions about what you need to deliver. Guest speakers from the Seafarers' Charity and JDRF shared their experiences of using theory of change.
Michael Bohl - The Fundamental WHYs behind performance, team, and community

Michael Bohl - The Fundamental WHYs behind performance, team, and community

The show takes a look at people and organizations doing things in their own way every day to make things better for folks. This episode's guest is a steward of that philosophy: Michael Bohl out of Australia. He is currently the head coach at Griffith University and runs a performance program there. The conversation drills down to explore the technical side of what he does and why. Apart from being an incredible coach, he creates amazing communities and teams everywhere he goes. And no matter who you talk to, they've always got something great to say about him.
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