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Hellespont - The Oldest Swim in the World
It’s been said that you can’t call yourself a true open water swimmer until you’ve completed this historic cross-continental swim from Europe to Asia in Turkey. From the challenge of the swim itself to the region’s incredible history, this event is a must-do for open water swimmers from around the globe.
This open water challenge in the world combines history, prestige, romance and bragging rights into a single swim as the legendary crossing of the Dardanelles strait, as one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world is closed for the annual ‘Victory Day’ race.
Indiana University head swimming & diving coach Ray Looze gives his overview of what makes a successful breaststroke in this clip from his critically acclaimed full-length video "Championship Stroke Breakdown Series: Breaststroke Breakdown."
Analysis by Stanford Swimming coaches Richard Quick and Milt Nelms
'It's OK to not be OK': what top athletes have said about mental health in sport
Professional athletes are said to be seeking mental health help in record numbers. More than ever before sportspeople have been speaking out on their struggles to cope with the pressure that comes with competing at an elite level. Here's what Serena Williams, Clarke Carlisle, Kevin Love, Kelly Holmes, Michael Phelps and many others have said about mental wellbeing over the years.
In the UK, Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. In the US, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255. In Australia, the crisis support service Lifeline is 13 11 14. Other international suicide helplines can be found at www.befrienders.org
Can swimming improve your mental health?
The benefits of exercise on our mental health have been well documented- but could swimming be the best sport of them all? Swim England claims that 1.4 million British adults believe that the sport has significantly reduced their symptoms of anxiety or depression. Sara Orchard reports.
Mental Health for the Athlete, Coach, and Organization
USA Swimming National Team athletes share their stories of mental health challenges and how they found their way towards improved mental health.
Rishad Tobaccowala Keynote
World-renowned speaker Rishad Tobaccowala has worked with a host of major companies like Amazon and Facebook. He provided the keynote address at the US Aquatic Sports Convention., He the keynote speech to the Sep 2018 U.S. Aquatic Sports Convention on adapting to change.
Nutrition for Recovery
Trained hard? This film tells you what to eat to recover quickly and go again. The right nutrition is a powerful aid to recovery.
Essential Nutrition Facts
Top tips on what to eat and when - essential nutrition advice for healthy living, sport and training.
Getting the right people on board can make the difference between success and failure in your organisation. This webinar will explore how to get the best possible people for your organisation and where to find them.
Are Leaders born or made?
Leaders in Sport - Join these Leaders and many more today
Find out more - https://leadersinsport.com
Building Mental Toughness and Confidence in Competitive Swimming
Presentation by Claire-Marie Roberts, Sport Psychologist, University of Glamorgan
What Happens to the Human Heart After Months of Swimming?
Ben Lecomte’s historic 5,500-mile swim from Japan to San Francisco is a feat that can’t be missed. Ben's core mission is to raise awareness for ocean health issues. The Swim investigates key topics such as pollution and plastics as he swims closer to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, discovers potential consequences from climate change, and examines how factors like ocean currents can impact his progress along the way.
Seeker explains every aspect of our world through a lens of science, inspiring a new generation of curious minds who want to know how today’s discoveries in science, math, engineering and technology are impacting our lives, and shaping our future. Our stories parse meaning from the noise in a world of rapidly changing information.
In this episode, using ultrasound and a prototype waterproof monitor, medics and researchers watch Ben Lecomte's heart closely. Can examining his EKG waves in ocean waves help us prevent fatal heart disease?
The Real Reason Why Swimming Is So Good For You
Every type of exercise has its selling points, but swimming is unlike any other aerobic workout in a few important ways.
Hayley Jarvis Mind Charity at Why Sports 2016
Hayley Jarvis joined Mind, the leading mental health charity working in England and Wales, as Community Programmes Manager (Sport) in April 2015. Hayley leads Mind’s work in the sport and physical activity sector including Mind’s national ‘Get Set to Go’ programme funded by Sport England and the National Lottery and Mind’s support to the Mental Health Charter for Sport and Recreation in partnership with the Sport and Recreation Alliance and the Professional Players Federation. Hayley has extensive experience of sports development within local authority, education and the charity sector at a local, regional and national level. Hayley has a real passion for inclusion and getting those of us with mental health problems more active through breaking down barriers and misconceptions within the sports and physical activity sector. In her spare time Hayley is a run leader for Jolly Joggers a running group to improve mental wellbeing.
Parenting Children Involved in Sport
Dr Camilla Knight of Swansea University discusses parenting children and young people in sport
Prof Chris Haywood of Loughborough University reflects on the psychological demands children may face in sport.
Advice from coaches
A short video providing some tips and advice for parents from sport coaches. Coaches talk about the importance of parents’ supporting children’s preparation, positively supporting from the sidelines, and emphasising fun and development.
The Deepest Pool In The World
Professional French free diver Guillaume Néry explores the world's deepest pool on a single breath! Warning negative buoyancy can be dangerous for novice divers as they lose control and sink faster and faster preventing them from being able to equalize pressure. This can cause the diver to experience lung and ear damage, black out, aneurysm, stroke or heart attack.
Habitual Aquatic Conditioning
Presentation by Joel M Stager (Indiana University) - Impact on Aging-Related Decline in Cognitive, Neuromuscular, and Cardiovascular Function. The fountain of youth, aging, and physical activity
Hot Topics - Colin Allen
UKAD's Education Services Manager, Colin Allen, talks about the June 2018 Hot Topics Forum
Swim Serpentine 2018
Even a wet day couldn’t dampen the spirits of 6000 swimmers and their supporters for the third annual Swim Serpentine event. Organised by London Marathon Events in Swim Serpentine, Hyde Park. Venue tour video (and Swim Director) by Colin Hill
Big School Swim 2018
The Big School Swim is an annual event that celebrates swimming in schools. It is a great opportunity for you and your pupils to celebrate the fun – and importance – of learning how to swim and learning about water safety.
Sign up your primary school at http://bit.ly/BigSchoolSwim18
Swimming mechanics and technique troubleshooting with David Pease
David Pease, PhD, is a swim coach, scientist, and national lead of Sports Biomechanics at the Australian Institute of Sports (AIS). He is also the author of the Swimming Biomechanics chapter in the book Triathlon Science. In this episode learn about: The key elements of swimming biomechanics: centre of mass, propulsion, and momentum; Drag: how it works in swimming and how to minimise it; The lowdown on kicking, stroke rate, and rotation; How far should you pull through with your stroke before exiting the water?; Technical troubleshooting of body position, dropped elbow and asymmetric stroke. Show notes: https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts123/
How to use force measurement in swimming technique development
Webinar from the Finnish makers of SmartPaddle which measures and analyses stroke force and helps competitive swimmers improve performance. Why force matters in swimming?: Force and body velocity measurement 2:20. Force and video 5:21. Fractions of a second underwater make the difference 8:30. Making measurement actionable in 10 minutes:
Discussion about “helping swimmer to make a change” 11:38. Discovering the correct feeling 15:10. Basic rules for efficient force production 21:00. 3D trajectory helps identifying limiting muscles 23:26. Example: making swimmer feel the difference 25:30. Stay in control of the movement: Athlete is in continuous state of change 33:56. Must keep on developing even to maintain ! 37:20. Getting it out of the system in competition 39:17. How to learn more? 40:18. https://smartpaddle.trainesense.com/
Interview with Ferry Weertman and Sharon Van Rouwendaal
Colin Hill caught up with Sharon Van Rouwendaal and Ferry Weertman in China after the FINA/HOSA Marathon Swim World Series. The two Olympic Open Water Swimming Champions talk openly about their training and share their thoughts on open water racing and technique tips.
GDPR for Photographers
A Mar 2018 Q&A session with small business law expert, Suzanne Dibble!
Suzanne knows her stuff when it comes to GDPR and has been breaking down the complex regulations inside her Facebook group and in online workshops - telling small business owners like photographers in simple terms what they REALLY need to know and what to do, without the hype and myths.
GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) came into force on 25 May 2018. It applies to all businesses and organisations no matter how small including those operating outside of the EU if they market to or sell into the EU.
Swim England Board Meeting Sep 2018
Jane Nickerson, Swim England CEO, and Mike Farrar, Swim England Board chairperson, have recorded a short video blog to help you understand what Swim England, as a National Governing Body, do. This time around they highlight the importance of our volunteers.
Rio Negro Champions Challenge
Ana Marcela Cunha (World OWS Champions) is going to race head to head with Sharon Van Rouwendaal (Olympic 10km Marathon Swim Champion) across the Rio Negro in Amazonia.
Full details can be found on http://www.rionegrochallenge.com.br
Double Peaking Periodisation
Double Peaking Periodisation presented by keynote presenter Brett Hawke at ascta CONVENTION 2017 on the Gold Coast.