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Coaching Generation Z athletes

Coaching Generation Z athletes

Researchers and popular media use the term Generation Z to refer to those born between the mid to late 1990s and late 2000s. This presentation was given by Daniel Gould PhD of Michigan State University Institute for the Study of Youth Sports, to delegates at an International Conference organized over 25/26 November 2021 by France's National Institute of Sport, of Expertise and Performance.
Douglas Brooks & The Drag Jersey

Douglas Brooks & The Drag Jersey

Brett met Doug Brooks at the ASCA World Clinic. Hailing from Detroit, Michigan, he is the inventor of the drag jersey.
Why Sleep?

Why Sleep?

Matthew Walker's CNS 2019 Keynote: Can you recall the last time you woke up without an alarm clock feeling refreshed, not needing caffeine? If the answer is “no,” you are not alone. Two-thirds of adults fail to obtain the recommended 8 hours of nightly sleep. You may be surprised by the consequences, which Matthew Walker (University of California, Berkeley) describes in his keynote for the 26th annual Cognitive Neuroscience Society annual meeting. His talk describes not only the good things that happen when you get sleep but also the alarmingly bad things that happen when you don’t get enough. He discusses the brain (learning, memory aging, Alzheimer’s disease, education), and highlights disease-related consequences in the body (cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease). The take-home: Sleep is the single most effective thing we can do to reset the health of our brains and bodies.
How can math help to win the Olympics?

How can math help to win the Olympics?

Dr. Ken Ono discusses what he does in a day as a mathematician. From poring over books of former mathematicians à la Indiana Jones, chipping away at unsolvable math problems, and working with the US Olympic swim team, Dr. Ono shows how diverse the job of a mathematician can be. Thomas Jefferson Professor of Mathematics at the University of Virginia, Dr. Ken Ono talks with Dr. Jed Macosko, academic director of AcademicInfluence.com and professor of physics at Wake Forest University.
Speaker and supplier at active-net - Leisure Energy

Speaker and supplier at active-net - Leisure Energy

Neil Bland shares with us an explanation of the theme - Net Carbon Zero. The CPD theme of Decarbonisation, Net Carbon Zero and the energy costs on March 29 and 30 at Eastwood Hall Notts will be supported by Neil Bland and Mike Worsnop
Soichi Sakamoto and the Three-Year Swim Club

Soichi Sakamoto and the Three-Year Swim Club

Presented by Julie Checkoway, author of the New York Times bestseller “The Three-Year Swim Club,” which is in development as a major motion picture; and Kelli Y. Nakamura, associate professor at Kapi’olani Community College and author of the article “Soichi Sakamoto and the Three-Year Swim Club: ‘The World’s Greatest Swimming Coach.’” Kate Clarke Lemay, the Portrait Gallery's acting senior historian, moderated the Q&A. This conversation centered on the biography and portraits and of the pioneering Japanese American swim coach Soichi Sakamoto. During the Great Depression, Sakamoto established the Three-Year Swim Club for children on Maui’s sugar plantations, with the goal of transforming a multiethnic youth group into Olympic-level swimmers in an unprecedented amount of time. Sakamoto’s training club succeeded, and his achievement defied the racial prejudice against Japanese Americans at that time. This program was part of the Greenberg Steinhauser Forum in American Portraiture
'Is Sport Safe? Stamping out abuse in sport’ webinar

'Is Sport Safe? Stamping out abuse in sport’ webinar

This webinar discusses the issue of abuse in sport and what changes are needed to better protect athletes. The webinar covers sexual, physical, racial and emotional abuse and speakers include ex-Paralympians, current athletes and survivors of abuse. In addition to discussing the issue of abuse, the webinar considers the institutional responses to abuse to date and the impact of systematic failings, with expert insight as to changes that are needed to prevent and/or reduce the prevalence of and impact of abuse in sport.
3 Pain-Relieving Exercises for Your Lower Back

3 Pain-Relieving Exercises for Your Lower Back

To help reduce tension in your lower back, Bo demonstrates three dryland exercises. You will be able to loosen your back and increase the range of motion in your core by doing these three exercises. Video Chapters: 00:00:00 Start of video 00:47:00 Lunges stretch 02:10:00 Side plank 06:07:00 Hamstring stretch
Lyndon Longhorne shares his mental health story

Lyndon Longhorne shares his mental health story

Para-swimmer Lyndon Longhorne contracted Meningitis as a nine month old, the disease caused septicaemia, which led to amputations on his right leg above the knee, his left leg below the knee, his right hand and the fingertips on his left.
Behind The Scenes At The European Youth Olympic Festival 2022

Behind The Scenes At The European Youth Olympic Festival 2022

In this episode of Team GB's brand new fly on the wall series, they took their cameras to the 2022 summer European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) in Banská Bystrica, Slovakia and followed the squad of 40 young athletes competing across 5 disciplines. Discover the importance of EYOFs in the development of British athletes, providing crucial multi-sport event experience and guiding them towards realising their Olympic ambitions. Enjoy an in-depth look at this year's EYOF with Chef de Mission Lizzie Simmonds and our aspiring Olympians as Team GB achieve greatness in and out of competition, taking home a total of 18 medals - across Swimming, Gymnastics, Cycling and Judo - gaining vital experience.
People shaping places, places shaping people: Community asset ownership

People shaping places, places shaping people: Community asset ownership

In partnership with Power to Change, the Institute for Community Studies, powered by the Young Foundation presented their May 2022 roundtable that brought together policymakers, community business leaders, researchers and sector experts to explore how asset ownership encourages communities to become more effective stewards in their places.
What is participatory video?

What is participatory video?

A video taking you ‘behind the scenes’ of the Participatory Video process at The Young Foundation. Participatory Video is a set of techniques designed to help communities create their own films. A variety of games and exercises allow participants to explore themes and topics important to them, all while learning about the process of film making. The films can be used as an advocacy tool, a way to communicate ideas to other communities or to decision makers and those in power, and a research method to better understand communities and their needs. “[Participatory Video] was a very positive and alternative and engaging way of learning – very interactive. The process [was] very enjoyable. It incorporates a good style of learning.”’ [Member of the Black Heroes Foundation]. To find out more about the method, please visit https://www.youngfoundation.org/
How to analyze your swims with Swimtraxx One

How to analyze your swims with Swimtraxx One

Promo video: Track and analyze your swim workouts in full detail with Swimtraxx One. Many years of academic research have led up to the creation of Swimtraxx One. The intelligence inside the system provides you with an unmatched accuracy. Our high performance algorithms calculate everything as you swim in real-time. No more work collecting data after you get out of the pool. It's your personal automated swimmer journal. As a coach, you can now spend less time on collecting data. Instead, you will have more time for technique and motivation during those tough sets. Swimtraxx One takes care of tracking all the details of your swimmers' workouts. You can have conversations with your swimmer about each workout directly through the app by adding comments and feedback. Swimtraxx tracks the following parameters:- Heart rate; - Lap time; - Stroke count; - Breath count; - Stroke length; - Stroke index; - Underwater time; - Turn time. Start tracking your swims now: www.swimtraxx.com
FINA Talk: Data Collection In Swimming

FINA Talk: Data Collection In Swimming

Posted Jul 2020 - short summary.
Paige Madden studying, training at Loughborough University

Paige Madden studying, training at Loughborough University

Paige Madden won an Olympic silver medal as part of Team USA's 4x200 Free Relay in Tokyo. She is now studying and training at Loughborough University. She is back in the pool trying to get back into shape after struggling with Hashimoto's Disease, an autoimmune disorder. The immune system creates antibodies that attack thyroid cells as if they were bacteria, viruses or some other foreign body.
GoSwim's new Swimming Race Analysis Tool

GoSwim's new Swimming Race Analysis Tool

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Jon Rudd talks swimming psychology, coaching ambition, Irish Swimming & the WSCA

Jon Rudd talks swimming psychology, coaching ambition, Irish Swimming & the WSCA

Jon Rudd is the National Performance Director for Swim Ireland. His swimmers have won Olympic gold medals and broken World Records. He is also the President of the World Swim Coaches Association (WSCA). In this hour long interview he hits on everything from coaching ambition and the psychology of swimming to training Ben Proud and Rūta Meilutytė. Timeline: 00:00 Bratter PA, Immigration Law; 00:05 Hello Coach Jon Rudd; 01:15 Swim Ireland; 02:50 Coaching ambition; 07:20 What makes you great?; 14:45 Psychology; 18:27 Beine Nutrition; 19:15 Swim Angelfish; 20:00 46??; 22:00 David Popovici; 25:30 Swim Ireland; 32:30 Irish Swimming History; 35:50 World Swim Coaches Association; 41:50 Live Swim Meet Results; 42:28 Global Swimming Calendar; 48:15 Russian athletes; 51:15 Ben Proud; 01:00:40 Irish Swimming's future.
Burgh Island Swim 2022

Burgh Island Swim 2022

Torbay and Derriford hospital's 8th Annual Burgh Island Swim and Paddle.
Paralympic swimming champion Hannah Russell meets para-swimmer Ethan Naisbitt

Paralympic swimming champion Hannah Russell meets para-swimmer Ethan Naisbitt

At only three days old, Ethan Naisbitt was at risk of losing both legs and his right arm due to blood clots. His right leg and arm were saved, but not his left leg, which was amputated when he was three days old. Ethan's lungs were not fully developed, and he was on a ventilator for three months. He told three-time Paralympic champion Hannah Russell: "My parents were told most ventilated for longer than a month will not survive. But I went against all odds and survived." With a 10 per cent chance of survival, continuous leg surgeries, and heart surgery in 2017, Ethan discovered swimming at seven years old and has not looked back since.
Changes to positions of trust legislation

Changes to positions of trust legislation

This CPSU podcast features Becky Groarke – Information Officer, CPSU; Jude Toasland – Senior Consultant, CPSU; Cate Meredith – Senior Consultant, NSPCC consultancy team; Shirley McGinley – Senior Consultant, NSPCC consultancy team; Fiona Becker – Senior Consultant, NSPCC consultancy team. The new legislation passed in England and Wales on 28 June 2022, and soon Northern Ireland, which makes it illegal for someone in a position of trust in sports and faith organisations to have a sexual relationship with someone aged 16-17 in their care. The extension to the positions of trust legislation comes after the NSPCC’s ‘Close the Loophole’ campaign. In this podcast we analyse who is included in the extension to the law and what this means for your organisation.
Learn to Swim Management System Review

Learn to Swim Management System Review

Swim England will review your Learn to Swim management system and recommend improvements. There are two phases, with phase two being optional. Phase one: this is an analysis of your lesson management software and processes. Phase two: this phase is optional and conducted in line with your business needs. Find out more at https://bit.ly/LTSReview Email business.solutions@swimming.org
Full Aquatic Review

Full Aquatic Review

Swim England’s full aquatic review provides full-service support to review your aquatics offer and strategy, against national benchmarks. The review will not only make recommendations but will present an action plan for growth inclusive of recommended targets. Find out more at https://bit.ly/SEFullReport Email business.solutions@swimming.org
Swimming Teacher Observations

Swimming Teacher Observations

The Swimming Teacher Observations package is a supportive programme to enable Learn to Swim providers to celebrate successes, identify areas for improvement and aid the creation of training and development plans for their swimming teacher workforce. Find out more at https://bit.ly/TeacherObservations Email business.solutions@swimming.org
Swim England Swimming Competency Challenge

Swim England Swimming Competency Challenge

Swim England have created the ‘swimming competency challenge’ to showcase the four key competencies: - Perform a star float for 60 seconds; -Tread water for at least 30 seconds; -Have experience of swimming in clothing; - Swim at least 100 metres with ease and without stopping. Swim England gathered together a group of parents whose children are currently learning to swim to see how they got on. The pre and post-challenge interviews are enlightening, showcasing their perception of water competency and the reality of it.
Water polo experts chat

Water polo experts chat

Held on 3 Sep 2022 in Split
Power for Change by Helen Bevan

Power for Change by Helen Bevan

Helen Bevan leads the NHS Horizons team, which is a source of ideas and knowledge to enable the spread of improvements at scale. She has an ability to connect directly with thousands of frontline staff and patient leaders and is one of the top social influencers in healthcare globally. Helen: "If we want to make change happen in organisations or systems, we need to work with power. Power as defined by Bertrand Russell is "the ability to produce intended effects". In this context, it is helpful to differentiate between different kinds of power. Old power is positional power in an organisation or system. In an old power world, the people who can make change happen are those with the authority to push commands through the system. Old power is like a currency; some people have a lot of money but most people don’t. Largely, old power is transactional. People are held to account in a rational way for performance agreements and quality standards. By contrast, new power is like a current; it surges with energy when people come together with a shared purpose. The more that people participate, the more power is created. New power is relational; people engage in new power ways because they want to and it fits with their own priorities and values, not because they have to. The leaders who succeed in the future will be those who, even whilst they hold old power accountabilities, are able to operate in new power ways. The spread of change happens more through relationships and building of community (new power approaches) than through any other factor."
A Day in the Life of ... Zoe Black

A Day in the Life of ... Zoe Black

A short video from their Day in the Life campaign, where different sport and exercise psychologists (both qualified or in training) share what they get up to and what led them to a career in sport and exercise psychology. If you are interested in a career in sport and exercise psychology check out their free online student event on 30 September 2022 at https://bit.ly/3BxQQnp
Relative energy deficiency in sport (RED-S) – Renee McGregor

Relative energy deficiency in sport (RED-S) – Renee McGregor

Relative energy deficiency in sport (RED-S), as the name would suggest, is a condition of energy deficiency, with adverse effects on all body systems, seriously affecting long term growth and development, health and wellbeing, and physical performance. It affects both male and female athletes who do not fuel adequately, either intentionally or unintentionally. RED-S is associated with perfectionist tendencies, disordered/restricted eating, frequent injuries and niggles, illness, and menstrual dysfunction in females. Renee discusses the main elements of RED-S in a comprehensive way, including her own views of preceding factors, that she terms the ‘perfect storm’. She then shares some of her clinical insights with you, including how to recognise it, and the nutritional and psychological strategies required to work with these athletes. About Renee Renee McGregor BSc (hons) PGDIP (DIET) PGCERT(sportsnutr) RD BASES is a leading sports dietitian, specialising in eating disorders, RED-S, and the female athlete. Her practice and knowledge is supported by extensive experience of working in both clinical and performance nutrition, including, Olympic, Paralympic, and Commonwealth games teams. Renee is the co-founder and director of #TRAINBRAVE, a campaign raising the awareness of eating disorders in sport; providing resources and practical strategies to reduce the prevalence. In 2020, in order to increase accessibility to her knowledge and experience she started The Trainbrave Podcast and had over 40,000 downloads in its first year. She is on the RED-S advisory board for The British Association of Sport and Exercise Science, and sits on the International Task Force for Orthorexia. www.reneemcgregor.com; @mcgregor_renee
Impact Video 2022

Impact Video 2022

Summary by the umbrella body for National Governing Bodies of sport and recreation.
Emerging Practice in Anti-Doping Education

Emerging Practice in Anti-Doping Education

In this collective May 2021 conversation, Mike Earl (World Rugby), Rebecca Lee (UEFA), Colin Allen (UKAD) and Dr Helen Staff (Leeds Beckett University) share their experiences of the implementation of the International Standard for Education.
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