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What Is The Perfect Freestyle Swimming Technique?

What Is The Perfect Freestyle Swimming Technique?

The perfect freestyle swimming technique, does it even exist? Well GTN have been catching up with Double Olympic Silver Medallist Jazz Carlin who has been sharing her tips. Music - licensed by Epidemic Sound: Closure - Dylan Sitts; Pullen Park - Sarah, the Illstrumentalist; Rain Check - Dylan Sitts. Photos: © Triathlon / Getty Images
#NationalLottery25 - Supporting Grassroots Sport

#NationalLottery25 - Supporting Grassroots Sport

2019 marks the 25th birthday of The National Lottery. High profile sporting heroes and grassroots sports have come together and celebrate all the amazing sporting opportunities that have been made possible by National Lottery players. #NationalLottery25 #BecauseYouPlay
Sports in Education - How do you use pressure to be the best you can be?

Sports in Education - How do you use pressure to be the best you can be?

Millfield School is one of the UK’s leading independent boarding and day schools for boys and girls, aged 13-18, providing a fully rounded education to pupils from over 70 nationalities. Millfield experts shared tips on using ‘pressure’ as part of the development of young pupils at termly Education in Sport series. ‘Being Brilliant: how do you use pressure to be the best you can be?’ was chaired by Millfield’s Director of Sport, Dr Scott Drawer, and featured Millfield’s Director of Netball Jenna Adamson, Cricket Coach Dan Helesfay, Director of Athletics Alan Richardson, Head of Dance Rhian Fox and Deputy Head (Academic) Alexandra Haydon. In front of an audience of parents, teachers, coaches and pupils, the panel discussed what creates pressure for students and athletes, and how teachers and coaches can use these scenarios with their students to prepare for the environments they will engage in.
Olympic Medal Reallocation Program

Olympic Medal Reallocation Program

Interviews with Danka Bartekova and Goldie Sayers discuss the Olympic Medal Reallocation Program following their panel session at the World Conference on Doping in Sport.
Swim England reveals the Value of Swimming

Swim England reveals the Value of Swimming

Swim England has released a report detailing the value of swimming to individuals, to society and to the health care system in England. Download the Value of Swimming report at https://www.swimming.org/swimengland/value-of-swimming/
OpenActive x Active Partnerships Webinar

OpenActive x Active Partnerships Webinar

OpenActive is community-led initiative with an ambition to help people in England get active using open data. County Sports Partnerships rebranded as Acive Partnerships. This webinar was recorded on 19 Aug 2019.
Social Prescribing Webinar

Social Prescribing Webinar

Social prescribing is a way for local agencies to refer people to a link worker. Link workers give people time, focusing on 'what matters to me' and taking a holistic approach to people's health and wellbeing. They connect people to community groups and statutory services for practical and emotional support. Webinar recorded on 29 August 2019
CIMSPA Webinar Sep 2019

CIMSPA Webinar Sep 2019

CIMSPA webinar held in partnership with CIMSPA, Sport England and the Active Partnerships National Team on 10 September 2019. CIMSPA objectives and progress to date. CIMSPA plans for delivery of the Professional Workforce Strategy aims. Minimum standards for deployment and Professional Status. Partnerships - types and opportunities for Active Partnerships.
Sport Integrity

Sport Integrity

Andrew Bloodworth is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Sports and Exercise Science at Swansea University. Andrew's research concerns the intersection of sports, healthcare and ethics. He has published research exploring athletes' attitudes toward doping and anti-doping policy, and eating disorders in elite sport.
Interview with Jack Buckner, British Swimming

Interview with Jack Buckner, British Swimming

The series 'Great British Bosses' by Anything but Footy (https://www.anythingbutfooty.com) profiles the women and men responsible for sport in this country - many at national governing bodies - who manage teams, staff, budgets, grass-root participation and overseeing those medal moments at Olympic, Paralympic and elite level. They met in Loughborough with British Swimming Chief Executive Jack Buckner. After a disappointing performance in the pool at the home Olympics of 2012, and then allegations of bullying in the Paralympic programme, followed by the swimmers best medal return at the Rio Olympics for 100 years - it's been a tumultuous few years. Jack took over in May 2017 and he is asked what the first thing he changed was. He tells us how disappointing it is that drugs in sport - particularly his first love of athletics where he won World, European and Commonwealth medals in the 5,000m in the mid 80's - is still dominating headlines but how he backed his 'team' for standing up to alleged drug cheats in swimming. And Adam Peaty, Tom Daley and Alice Tai all get a mention too
Responding to a Child's Disclosure of Abuse

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.
Interview with James Gibson

Interview with James Gibson

Recorded during Gwangju 2019
How to make a good quality barring referral

How to make a good quality barring referral

Video showing what information is needed as part of a barring referral and why this is important.
Stéphane Lecat: Long Distance Training Keys & Strategies

Stéphane Lecat: Long Distance Training Keys & Strategies

Stéphane Lecat, the Open-water team director for Fédération Française de Natation (FFN), was scheduled to speak at the 2018 Fina Convention but had trouble with his flights and was unable to make it to Hangzhou. After messaging him on Twitter, low and behold he made a short video of his presentation which he said could be shared with the world. The 17 page .pdf presentation can be found on: swimpractice.com
Strength And Conditioning | 2019 Tour, Devon

Strength And Conditioning | 2019 Tour, Devon

Before flying to Dublin where he was opening speaker at the Swim Ireland Performance ConferenceWayne, Wayne Goldsmith did a great coaches clinic in Willand with James Marshall from Excelsior, integrating classroom type coach development with hands on, practical learning activities where coaches were “learning by doing”. Hear Wayne's thoughts about strength and conditioning in swimming.
Swimming's Laws Of Motion | 2019 Tour

Swimming's Laws Of Motion | 2019 Tour

In 1982, Dr Ernie Maglischo wrote what was then the “bible” of Swimming “Swimming Faster”. In that book he discussed the role of Bernoulli’s Principle in swimming propulsion and the concept of lift, pressure differentials, the way the human hand and forearm is like the wing of a bird or a plane etc. Ernie sent Wayne Goldsmith a draft manuscript of his “Swimming Fastest” book in 2000 to look over before it was published. Here are a few lines from that actual manuscript: “ I believe the evidence that Bernoulli’s Principle is not involved in swimming propulsion is quite compelling. I believe also that the evidence that is currently available does not support the notion that propulsion is the result of forming and shedding vortices. In my opinion, Newton’s Third Law of Motion, the law of action-reaction offers the most likely explanation for human swimming propulsion”. The man who introduced Bernoulli to the swimming world had the courage and integrity to say “I got it wrong! Bernoulli has nothing to do with it”. Wayne Goldsmith: "I am literally stunned that it appears swimming educators are still teaching Bernoulli to new coaches & swimming teachers. Please STOP! You are teaching a concept that does not apply, confusing to learn & is just WRONG!"
Adam Peaty on adapting and innovating in ISL

Adam Peaty on adapting and innovating in ISL

Olympic Champion and WR holder Adam Peaty discussed the ISL ahead of his debut in Budapest.
Positive Online Content - What parents should know

Positive Online Content - What parents should know

Safer Internet Day 2020 is on 11 February. This edition of the Positive Online Content Campaign features Martin Schmalzried from COFACE - Families Europe to tell us what's new in the world of digital content for children aged up to 12 and most importantly, what parents should be on the lookout for! Find out more about the campaign here: www.betterinternetforkids.eu/positive-content
Vision beyond winning

Vision beyond winning

Maana Patel is the fastest Indian backstroker across all the country's age groups. She etched her name in the history books when she broke Olympian Shikha Tandon’s senior national record. Patel is the first swimmer to have acquired support from the Olympic Gold Quest, founded by Mr. Prakash Padukone (Former World no. 1 in Badminton) and Mr. Geet Sethi (Former World champion in Billiards) under its scholarship program.
Emotional Fitness: Reflection of an Olympic Swimmer

Emotional Fitness: Reflection of an Olympic Swimmer

After a career in sports which featured great achievements as well as significant challenges, Michael Jamieson shares some of his career lessons with the TEDxUniversityofStrathclyde audience. Michael recently ‘transitioned’ out of competitive swimming after 10 years as a professional. He was very privileged to compete and win medals at two Commonwealth Games, European / World Championships and the Olympic Games. Michael‘s competitive career was cut short due to mental ill-health and this is something fow which he has learned to take full responsibility. Michael is passionate about promoting conversation around psychological health and particularly a personal duty of care in high pressure environments. Michael was delighted to share some of his career lessons with the TEDxUniversityofStrathclyde audience. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.
Digital mental health: finding signals, respecting noise and dealing with uncertainty

Digital mental health: finding signals, respecting noise and dealing with uncertainty

Dr Becky Inkster is a self-employed neuroscientist; co-founder of Hip Hop Psych; Advisor, Alan Turing Institute, Advisory Board, Lancet Digital Health; Advisor for Wysa, Talklife, Lyrical Kombat; Fellow, Department Psychiatry, Cambridge University; Facebook Global Advisor, Suicide Prevention and Mental Health. In this ODI Friday talk, she discusses some of the challenges and opportunities when working in the field of digital mental health. Becky highlights the importance of ethics and the need for bringing imagination, integrity and inclusivity into digital mental health solutions. Becky is a clinical neuroscientist, seeking innovative ways to improve our understanding and treatment of mental health. She’s passionate about combining sectors on topics related to artificial intelligence, psychiatry, psychology, neuroscience, digital ethics, and culture.
Shelley Taylor-Smith On Swimming Sponsorships

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
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