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Shelley Taylor-Smith On Swimming Sponsorships
Shelley Taylor-Smith broke the world four-mile record in 1983. Subsequently, she won the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim five times, breaking the world record in 1995 for swimming the 48 km distance in 5:45:25 She also won the Australian Marathon Swimming Championships three times, and seven consecutive FINA Marathon World Cups. She won a gold medal in the inaugural open water swimming event at the 1991 World Aquatics Championships in Perth, and a bronze at the 1994 Championships in Rome. In this 2016 video she discusses swimming sponsorships, funding and scholarships, and the livelihood of elite and professional swimmers, both in the pool and open water.
Creating the world's best talent system
Sport England want to create the world's best talent system – that's why they've put progression and inclusion at the heart of their Talent Plan for England.
Supporting those Living with Long-term Conditions to be Active
Plenary presentation delivered by Sarah Ruane, Strategic Lead - Health, Sport England at the Why Sports 2019 Conference on 18 September 2019 at the Royal Society of Medicine, London. Challenging the status quo
Valuing the Impact of Sport
Plenary presentation delivered by Tim Crabbe, Commercial CEO of Substance at the Why Sports 2019 Conference on 18h September 2019 at the Royal Society of Medicine, London. De-mystifying sporting value/social value. Knowing what to value in your own sport / organisation for multiple audiences. Example valuations from Substances work with UEFA, Sport England Local Delivery Pilots and local sports clubs. Where to start and what really matters!
Arun Kang, Sporting Equals Presentation
Plenary presentation 'The Leaderboard Academy' delivered by Arun Kang, CEO of Sporting Equals, at the Why Sports 2019 Conference on 18 September 2019 at the Royal Society of Medicine, London. Increasing diversity in the boardroom.
Sporting Equals work with National Governing Bodies of Sport
National and regional direction.
Helping More Women and Girls Become Active
Plenary presentation delivered by Lisa O'Keefe, Director
of Sport England at the Why Sports 2019 Conference on 18h September 2019 at Royal Society of Medicine, London. What we are learning from the This Girl Can campaign. Our wider work to drive up the number of women and girls taking part in sport and physical activity
Tim Hollingsworth, Sport England Presentation
Plenary presentation 'Towards An Active Nation' - an update delivered by Tim Hollingsworth, CEO of Sport England at the Why Sports 2019 Conference on 18 September 2019 at Royal Society of Medicine, London.
Self-Care in the High Performance System
EIS staff and coaches and athletes from the High Performance System talk about what self-care means to them and why it’s important, not just before and during the Olympic and Paralympic Games, but afterwards too
How to transition from school to Uni: Tips and advice
If you’re worried about making the transition from A levels to university, you’re definitely not alone.
It’s completely normal to have some degree of anxiety since a university is a completely different environment. Hear from Joelle as she shares her advice.
iSportconnect 2019 Leadership Masterclass
iSportconnect, the world’s largest global private network of sports business executives, held its 2019 Leadership Masterclass on 6 March 2019 at EY, London. Delivering key insights from industry leaders, it provided an opportunity to share the experiences of experts across a variety of sectors. This Masterclass will help you gain greater understanding of the leadership challenges faced by the sports business industry today. Topics included the impact of Brexit, the constantly changing leadership landscape and the new challenges this can bring.
Every Second Counts - Omega Timing in Swimming
A history of Omega Timing Systems in Olympic swimming from the Lance Larson - John Devitt controversy in 1960, as announced by Jim McKay, to the Michael Phelps - Milorad Cavic race in 2008.
Gertrude Ederle's swim suit
In 1926, Olympic gold medalist Gertrude Ederle became the first woman to swim across the English Channel - and when she did she became, for a brief time, the most famous woman in the world. She is remembered to day as a pioneer in the gender equity movement.
Cold shock and Swimming Failure
Professor Tipton demonstrated the effects of cold water on the human body with Olympic swimmers Duncan Goodhew and Sharon Davies in this 2014 video.
Swimming with arthritis
When you swim, around 90% of your body weight is supported by the water.
So, swimming is proving beneficial for many people living with arthritis.
Supporting people with dementia to lead more active lives
This webinar was first delivered by the Learn to Swim team and Alzheimer's Society in September 2019.
Key topics covered in this webinar include: - Signposting and discussion around the guidance available through Swim England and Alzheimer's Society about dementia and physical activity; The barriers people affected by dementia face in a leisure environment; - Perceptions and insight from people living with dementia; - Some of the benefits of physical activity for individuals living with dementia and their carers.
For more information on the work Swim England is doing to support dementia, visit the Dementia friendly swimming hub at:
5 Coaching Takeaways with Adam Krikorian
John Abdou and Adam Krikorian discuss learnings and takeaways from the 2019 FINA World League Super Final in Budapest, Hungary.
The USA Women's National Team qualified for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo by winning this event. Coach Krikorian and staff took the time to explore the learnings from preparing for and competing in this event. Follow along with the takeaway hand out https://bit.ly/2q1sLDg
Coaches Education: Sports Medicine with Larnie Boquiren
Senior Women's Sports Medicine Manager Larnie Boquiren discusses her role and key takeaways for providing athletes with appropriate care for achieving their potential.
Swim Power videos
Swim Power videos educate swimming coaches, swimmers, triathletes, and Master athletes about typical mistakes in swimming and how to improve your swimming technique to become faster and more efficient in the water.
Fast Swimming Technique Back to Breast Turn
The fastest swimming technique in the Individual Medley swimming race is to use the backstroke to breaststroke crossover transition. At the Race Club we have developed a great way for swimmers of all ages to learn this fast but tricky at first technique. Learn the 5 steps we take our Swim Campers through that makes this seemingly difficult turn, easy!
How To Keep Kids Safe On Social Media
Is your child on social media? We understand that it can be difficult to know how you can keep them safe. That's why in this video with O2, NSPCC share 7 simple ways to help you keep your kids safe when scrolling. From having conversations to getting more help from our advice line with O2, these 7 tips will help give you practical steps that you can use today. For more information or advice on how to keep your child safe online, visit: http://bit.ly/2JrrSK4
Responding to a Child's Disclosure of Abuse
This NSPCC Learning animation shows you how to respond when a child tells you about experiencing abuse. Visit NSPCC Learning for more information and resources https://www.nspcc.org.uk/listen
It is crucial that adults who work with children are able to respond supportively in the moment a child chooses to disclose, and to interact and communicate in a way that helps children feel listened to. The NSPCC’s Let Children Know You’re Listening animation outlines the key interpersonal skills that adults should use when a child discloses abuse and/or neglect, which can help make it clear they are listening and taking the child seriously.
These skills are grouped into three simple directions: 1. show you care, help them open up 2. take your time, slow down 3. show you understand, reflect back.
Warming Up and Stretching for Open Water Swimming
It can be tough to fully acclimatise to conditions ahead of an open water swim, but there is plenty you can do on land to get yourself ready. Whether you're training or competing, a thorough warm up is essential before getting into the water. In this video, World Championship medallist James Wilby demonstrates some key exercises which should have you well prepared for your next swim.
School swimming and water safety webinar (August 2019)
The subject of this Swim England webinar is 'How to deliver curriculum swimming using the Swim England School Swimming and Water Safety Charter.' The webinar was hosted and recorded in August 2019. Swim England's School Swimming Programme Manager, Susan Barlow, leads the presentation, supported by Learn to Swim Manager, Mandy Mason. Focus is on:
- The three national curriculum requirements - What are they? What do they mean?; - The Swim England School Swimming and Water Safety Charter - resources available within it and how it can improve the quality and attainment of the national curriculum requirements. The webinar also includes a live Q and A with participants.
Find out more about Learn to Swim events at:
A student tour around the University of Bath campus
Education with Psychology student CJ gives us a tour around campus. Take a look around our place for big beginnings with a tour of: The Library; The Students' Union; The cafes and restaurants; The Edge; The Sports Training Village
Adam Peaty ● Want It All
10 top tips to successful funding
Funding Opportunities for Coaching in the UK is one of UK Coaching’s most downloaded and clicked through resources. Use this video to help make your application for funding more successful with 10 top tips.
Frank Dick Summarises his UK Coaching Conference Keynote
British Athletics’ former Director of Coaching shared his experience of what it takes to be a great coach at the 2019 UK Coaching Conference in Loughborough.
How do you pronounce Sarah Sjöström?
Find out more about Energy Standard's Swedish 50m freestyle world record holder and ISL International Swimming League ambassador in a trip down memory lane through Sarah Sjöström's Instagram feed.
Chad Le Clos Swimming Masterclass
Training tips from Chad Le Clos who will compete for Energy Standard in the 2019 International Swimming League. The ISL consists of eight teams competing across seven events to crown the best swimming team in the world. For more information head to https://www.isl.global
Changing Pace - Eleanor Simmonds and Billy Pye
Eleanor Simmons and coach Christopher (Billy) Pye talked about discovering and nurturing sporting talent and their Olympic and Paralympic ambitions for the National Portrait Gallery/BT Road to 2012 Project which celebrated those who collectively making the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games happen.