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SS Connect: WOD | 27 Feb 2021

SS Connect: WOD | 27 Feb 2021

Workout led by Rachel Masson who has been Scotland's National champion in 100m freestyle on multiple occasions, British Senior bronze medalist in 50m freestyle and BUCS Long Course Champion in 100m freestyle. 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
Rebuilding After Covid - 2020

Rebuilding After Covid - 2020

Swim England Learn to Swim team and Aqua Aims (Swim England Swim School of the year 2019) present this webinar for Swim Schools. Are you a Swim School owner looking at way to maximise the your business or at ways to rebuild after Covid? This workshop explores ideas and real life examples on how swim schools have bounced back after lockdown
The Black Swimming Association Strategic Plan 2021 - 2024

The Black Swimming Association Strategic Plan 2021 - 2024

Since its inception on 02/03/2020, the Black Swimming Association (BSA) has gained national recognition and has successfully established key partnerships in both the aquatic and non-aquatic sporting sectors. The BSA is now positioned as an advocate, strategic partner and change agent when it comes to diversity in aquatics The BSA aims to create change and embed water safety education in an effort to engage and support people from ethnically diverse backgrounds across the country, with an initial emphasis on the Black community. Join the BSA in looking back over the last 12 months and looking forward as it shares our plans for the next three years with you. The BSA believes our strength as a sector lies in working together to make aquatics safer, more inclusive and more accessible by inspiring and facilitating participation for all.
Cold Water Swimming Webinar with Prof Mike Tipton & Dr Heather Massey

Cold Water Swimming Webinar with Prof Mike Tipton & Dr Heather Massey

Myth busting webinar with Professor Mike Tipton and Dr Heather Massey on all things cold water swimming hosted by Immerse Hebrides and H2O Training on 29 Jan 2021. Dr Massey is a swimmer and a researcher at the Extreme Environments Laboratory at the University of Portsmouth about what happens to our bodies when we swim in cold water. She has 15 years of experience in research in Extreme Environments, with a special interest in the physiological effects of cold water immersion, sea survival and cold water swimming. Mike Tipton MBE is Professor of Human & Applied Physiology at the Extreme Environments Laboratory, School of Sport, Health & Exercise Science at the University of Portsmouth. He is also editor-in-chief of Experimental Physiology. His research interests include cold water immersion, thermoregulation, environmental physiology, occupational physiology.
The Wild Swimming Brothers | Shoreward Bound

The Wild Swimming Brothers | Shoreward Bound

Swims by The Wild Swimming Brothers - three brothers, Jack, Calum and Robbie who grew up playing in Cumbria and Scotland, include: world-first crossings of the three most powerful maelstroms (the Corryvreckan, Saltstraumen and Moskstraumen), a 9-day/90-mile River Eden swim, full length of Loch Broom, and crossing Turkish Hellespont, from Europe to Asia. Robbie and Calum, the biggest and middle brothers, took part in this convesation, part of the Embers Virtual Water Sports Film Festival in 2020. They share stories about how they got started, inspired each other and where the water has taken them since show a very special bond they share. You can connect with The Wild Swimming Brothers via https://www.thewildswimmingbrothers.com
An introduction to Being a Councillor

An introduction to Being a Councillor

There can be many reasons why you might want to be a councillor. You may be concerned about your community and want to help improve it by: - making sure people get the right services; - making sure people’s views are heard and taken into account; - using your business or professional skills. You may be concerned about one particular issue in your area or just want to follow your political beliefs. Webinar published 22Jan 2021.
SS Connect: Pilates | 25 Feb 2021

SS Connect: Pilates | 25 Feb 2021

Session led by Linda Hardy, a physiotherapist at the sportscotland institute of sport where she works with elite athletes from a number of sports including athletics and swimming. She has also been part of the Team Scotland medical team at the last 2 Commonwealth Games. Linda has been a Certified APPI Pilates Instructor since 2013. 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
RNLI #WaterSafetyWednesdays​ - Episode 2

RNLI #WaterSafetyWednesdays​ - Episode 2

This episode of RNLI's new educational weekly live show for children, Water Safety Wednesdays, was first broadcast on Facebook Live on 8 April 2020 during government restrictions on travel. Liam from the RNLI’s Water Safety Team explains why it’s important to ‘Stay Together’ around water with the help of his special friend, Chip the dog. To download the ‘Making Safe Choices’ activity to supplement this lesson, click here: https://bit.ly/Ep2_WSW
YST Leadership – are you ready to lead?

YST Leadership – are you ready to lead?

The first in a short series of youth leadership videos designed by the Youth Sport Trust to support skill development, prompt thinking and inspire leaders into action.
Para-swimming Talent - Scientific Principles (Part 2 of 2)

Para-swimming Talent - Scientific Principles (Part 2 of 2)

Recorded during the national lockdown, Swim England Para-Swimming Talent coaches Carl Cooper and Tom McManus plan to cover a range of topics such as the England Para-swimming Talent Programme, athlete development, the parent and athlete journey, coach development and more. Their aim is to create awareness of the para-swimming pathway, provide reviews and discussions of talent camp deliveries, guidance on athlete development and share experiences of athletes, parents and coaches.
Para-swimming Talent - Scientific Principles (Part 1 of 2)

Para-swimming Talent - Scientific Principles (Part 1 of 2)

Recorded during the national lockdown, Swim England Para-Swimming Talent coaches Carl Cooper and Tom McManus plan to cover a range of topics such as the England Para-swimming Talent Programme, athlete development, the parent and athlete journey, coach development and more. Their aim is to create awareness of the para-swimming pathway, provide reviews and discussions of talent camp deliveries, guidance on athlete development and share experiences of athletes, parents and coaches.
Child unintentional Injury

Child unintentional Injury

A short video about the risks to injury of babies and children with advice about where you can go to get help to make your home safe. For more info visit the Child Accident Prevention Trust https://www.capt.org.uk
WhatComesNext.Live - Gregg Parini

WhatComesNext.Live - Gregg Parini

Interview with Gregg Parini during his 34th year as head swim coach at Denison University, a liberal arts college which was founded in 1831 and now offers some 60 academic programs to 2200 students in Granville, Ohio. The University has a hugely and consistently successful programme. Their motto is Sempre Avanti (always forward). So many lessons around leadership from this amazing swim coach. Also referenced in the show is this post - Leadership lessons from a Swim Referee (https://bit.ly/3bQwrMc). The WhatComesNext.Live podcast is recorded and broadcast live. On each show the guest first shares a little about themselves and their thoughts on WhatComesNext, then together we seek to have a rich conversation from which you may find some actionable insights for yourself.
WhatComesNext.Live - Ian Armiger

WhatComesNext.Live - Ian Armiger

Ian Armiger is a professional swimming coach, former Director of Swimming at Loughborough University, Great Britain Team Head Coach, and Olympic coach. Ian is, in Tom McCallum's mind, not only one of the greatest sports coaches of all time, but also a "coaches coach". His lifelong passion (obsession?) with what he simply calls #FastSwimming​ allies his unbounded energy and curiosity to learn. Ian is Tom's "go to" around elite performance whether that is in sports or business leadership. The WhatComesNext.Live podcast is recorded and broadcast live. On each show the guest first shares a little about themselves and their thoughts on WhatComesNext, then together we seek to have a rich conversation from which you may find some actionable insights for yourself.
Introducing the Delivering Sport and Physical Activity Online policy

Introducing the Delivering Sport and Physical Activity Online policy

Following the publication of the CIMSPA Delivering Sport and Physical Activity Online policy, delve further into the guidance to make sure that all practitioners delivering online can get the most out of the policy. In this webinar sector experts Chris Foster from ukactive, Andy Goulbourne from Howden UK Group Ltd, Paul Thomas from AXA XL, Sue Wilkie from EMD UK, and Danielle Peel from CIMSPA cover topics: - Understanding how to use the policy and guidance, it's purpose and intention for practitioners delivering online; - Knowing more about when this policy and guidance will be reviewed and how they can provide us with feedback on using it in practice; - A full Q&A sessions with CIMSPA's expert panel. Download the policy online here: https://bit.ly/3bKLYNz
SS Connect: WOD | 23 Feb 2021

SS Connect: WOD | 23 Feb 2021

Workout led by Rachel Masson who has been Scotland's National champion in 100m freestyle on multiple occasions, British Senior bronze medalist in 50m freestyle and BUCS Long Course Champion in 100m freestyle. 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
Can our children disappoint us?

Can our children disappoint us?

What happens when our children's passion, behaviour and actions cause us to be "disappointed"? Richard Shorter (Non-perfect dad) had the opportunity to discuss a blog he had written in this BBC Radio 4's Womans Hour episode which he shared in 2018. (Blog: https://non-perfectdad.co.uk/a-dads-confession/)
Empathy

Empathy

Presentation by Simon Sinek, the author of five books, including Start With Why and The Infinite Game.
Experience Recovery Conversation with Amanda at Freedom Leisure

Experience Recovery Conversation with Amanda at Freedom Leisure

In Feb 2021, Freedom Leisure was unveiled as the new operator for South Somerset District Council’s leisure centres. In this Feb 2021 video, Amanda shares how she responded to lockdown by providing FREE to participate in online classes for friends, the wider community and international participants.
Practice Philosophy for Advanced Athletes

Practice Philosophy for Advanced Athletes

Breakout session with USA Water Polo Olympians Tony Azevedo & Maggie Steffens.
SS Connect: Junior WOD | 23 Feb 2021

SS Connect: Junior WOD | 23 Feb 2021

A workout for junior athletes led by Richard Norris, Head of Swimming at Glenalmond College. 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
Coach Conversation with Nick and Jenny - Communication, El Diego and Sports Coaching

Coach Conversation with Nick and Jenny - Communication, El Diego and Sports Coaching

The first of many chats about coaching with Nick and Jenny, all about coaching sport, from grassroots to high performance and from little kids to adults (that often still think they are little kids!). This episode from Nov 2020 covers everything from the challenges that occur in coaching to sharing great ideas from the coaching community. This first show is a gentle introduction in which Nick and Jenny get into some topics like the communication skills of coaching, how Jenny's coach "never filled training with the sound of his own voice" and why Nick was gutted about the passing of his footballing hero, El Diego. Get involved, share the things you'd like to hear about and your coaching stories on the themes each week. Get in touch via Yuoutube comments, via @coachconvo on Twitter or reach out with ideas to chat about at coachconversation@gmail.com.
Motivation Mondays with Lori Eaton - Mindset

Motivation Mondays with Lori Eaton - Mindset

Lori Eaton discusses how your mindset plays an important role in your training and performance in this Motivation Monday webinar from Apr 2020.
SS Connect: WOD | 20 Feb 2021

SS Connect: WOD | 20 Feb 2021

Workout led by Rachel Masson who has been Scotland's National champion in 100m freestyle on multiple occasions, British Senior bronze medalist in 50m freestyle and BUCS Long Course Champion in 100m freestyle. 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
Alys Thomas: My Swimming Journey | Destination Tokyo

Alys Thomas: My Swimming Journey | Destination Tokyo

Swimmer Alys Thomas shared her second vlog in Nov 2020 as part of Team GB's Destination Tokyo series, which follows the respective journeys of five Olympic hopefuls towards the first-ever postponed Olympic Games. Alys talks us through her swimming career to date, including how she became a pro athlete, her butterfly success at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games and Glasgow 2018 European Championships, while also looking back at the kit, medals and trophies from her junior days. Please remember the timing of any easing of lockdown restrictions may vary between Wales and England.
Alys Thomas: Life of an Athlete during Lockdown | Destination Tokyo

Alys Thomas: Life of an Athlete during Lockdown | Destination Tokyo

In her first Aug 2020 vlog, Welsh swimmer Alys Thomas shares the life of an elite athlete during the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. The European and Commonwealth butterfly medallist is looking to make her first Olympic appearance at Tokyo 2020 next year and provides us with an insight into how she adapted her training routine during lockdown, while showing us how she’s been able to safely return to the pool after months without access. With thanks to Team GB's partner @PanasonicUK​ for their support supplying camera equipment to the athletes for this series. Please remember the timing of any easing of lockdown restrictions may vary between Wales and England.
SS Connect: Junior WOD | 20 Feb 2021

SS Connect: Junior WOD | 20 Feb 2021

A workout for junior athletes led by Richard Norris, Head of Swimming at Glenalmond College. 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
SS Connect: Pilates | 18 Feb 2021

SS Connect: Pilates | 18 Feb 2021

Session led by Linda Hardy, a physiotherapist at the sportscotland institute of sport where she works with elite athletes from a number of sports including athletics and swimming. She has also been part of the Team Scotland medical team at the last 2 Commonwealth Games. Linda has been a Certified APPI Pilates Instructor since 2013. 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
Mental Wellness for Masters Swimmers

Mental Wellness for Masters Swimmers

A 28 Jan 2021 overview of mental wellness including coping and resilience strategies for Masters Swimmers - part of swim Alberta's Mental Health and Wellness Initiative.
Trends in Outdoor Swimming

Trends in Outdoor Swimming

Outdoor Swimmer magazine presents a few highlights from its Trends in Outdoor Swimming report, based on research done in November and December 2020.
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