"The BSA (Black Swimming Association) is set up as a bridge… building bridges into disenfranchised and disengaged communities.” Alice Dearing made history at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, as the first black female swimmer to represent Team GB at an Olympic Games. Danielle Obe is Chair of the Black Swimming Association, a charity that she co-founded along with Alice. …
In part one of a five part mini series on body image, weight management and disordered eating in sport, the CPSU talked with Dr Carolyn Plateau, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Loughborough University and former 800 metre international athlete. This content may be sensitive to some individuals, it may bring up distressing memories, thoughts or feelings. If you need further support or know …
On 17 October 2019 at 13:45 pm, a team of six swimmers set out to cross the Mediterranean Sea in an Open Water Swim Traverse from Cyprus to Lebanon. The swim, which covered an average distance of 180 km, was undertaken to raise awareness on the harmful impact of single-use plastics in the Mediterranean Sea. Each swimmer swam an average of 30km; equivalent to 3 marathons in 2.2 days! In doing …
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Lauren Steadman took a silver medal home from the Paralympics at Rio 2016. A less nervous and more mentally resilient athlete five years later, the British para-triathlete opens up about her big swimming mistake, learning from her starring roles on massive UK TV shows, and resetting when things go wrong. Listen to this Olympic Channel podcast episode here.
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Ibrahim Onur Aksoy is the Swimming Head Coach for the National Women’s team of the Turkish Swimming Federation. Under his leadership Turkish Swimming has won its first women’s medal at the European Championships in 2017 and he is progressively turning Turkey into a powerhouse of swimming. In the interview below with AthlytsCoach, Aksoy shares his coaching philisohpy. Part …