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Fred Vergnoux, 5x Olympic swim coach
|Duration||1 Hour 23 Minutes 15 Seconds|
|Author||Inside with Brett Hawke|
|Description||Fred Vergnoux is the new technical director of CN Metropole de Las Palmas of Gran Canaria. He is leaving his head coaching position at the Royal Spanish Swimming Federation (RFEN). For the last 11 years he has coached Mireia Belmonte, winner of the Women's 200 Fly at the Rio Olympics, among others. Some of his other swimmers include Alena Popchanka (Fred's wife!), Amaury Leveaux, and Kirsty Balfour. Before Spain, Fred was handpicked by Bill Sweetenham as he was rebuilding British Swimming. Timeline: 00:00 Swimming Sponsors; 03:30 Hi Fred; 04:45 Resting at Mom's house; 06:15 Frenchman in charge of Spanish National Team; 09:00 Multilingual; 12:15 Coaching influences & philosophies; 22:30 Back to club coaching; 26:05 See the plan through; 32:45 Mireia Belmonte; 36:55 How Belmonte trains; 43:55 Gold medal set; 46:00 Mental coach; 58:15 Learning from COVID; 01:04:00 What it takes; 01:10:00 Paris; 01:13:00 Bill Sweetenham story|