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DBS Check Process Explained

DBS Check Process Explained

A video that explains the process for a standard and enhanced DBS check. The video includes a brief summary of the work DBS do and then focuses on how standard and enhanced certificates are produced, and the various stages each application has to go through.
Mark Sesnan, CEO of GLL, Explains Why Gyms Must Remain Open

Mark Sesnan, CEO of GLL, Explains Why Gyms Must Remain Open

Interview on BBC Radio 5 Live
Sports Safety and COVID-19

Sports Safety and COVID-19

Episode of the John Hopkins 'Public Health On Call' podcast published on 22 Sep 2020. With some schools and leagues then resuming play among youths, how can parents assess which activities are safer than others? Dr. Tara Kirk Sell — an expert from the Center for Health Security and an Olympic silver medalist in swimming — talks with Stephanie Desmon about how to think about levels of risk in different sports both on and off the field or court, how pro sports teams are thinking through safety, and how they can be messengers for public health. Sell also discusses why, with so many activities deemed non-essential, watching and participating in sports are important for our well-being.
James Guy | The #AskASwimPro Show

James Guy | The #AskASwimPro Show

In Apr 2020, 2-time Olympic medalist James Guy shared what he was doing to stay fit and focused on his goals while he was unable to swim, including dryland training, Xbox sessions, and keeping in touch with teammates!
Women of the Future, Sport & Physical Activity Awards

Women of the Future, Sport & Physical Activity Awards

Now in their fourteenth year, the awards continue to unearth and recognise the inspirational stars of tomorrow across diverse sectors.. Launch Video from 13 October 2020. View shortlistsed nominations here: https://bit.ly/34KdDvW
Smart habits to stay positive

Smart habits to stay positive

Olympic Champion, Katinka Hosszu shared how she stays positive during the quarantine in this Apr 2020 video. For more advice & home workouts specific to swimmers, visit https://sway.office.com/Km97Uxn03uslapYy
Kirsty Coventry on Why Winning at Any Level Matters

Kirsty Coventry on Why Winning at Any Level Matters

22 Oct 2020 episode of the SwimSwam Podcast featuring the Zimbabwean politician, former Olympic swimmer and world record holder, and the most decorated Olympian from Africa.
Diversity in Sport and Exercise with Dr John Fernandes

Diversity in Sport and Exercise with Dr John Fernandes

At the time of recording in Jun 2020, Dr John Fernandes of Hartpury University had just been invited to be part of a panel with the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI). John is a passionate speaker, and shares his experiences of EDI in sport and exercise science, potential barriers and strategies to overcome EDI issues. The conversation also emphasises the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi, areas of good practice and looks ahead to a more inclusive sport and exercise science community.
Researchbites - Jasmine Campbell

Researchbites - Jasmine Campbell

Jasmine Campbell, who works as a performance nutritionist in the UK, discusses the diversity of her role, holding onto your values in practice, how to manage social media, and shares top tips for those who are graduating and looking to set up their own business.
How Swim England benefit from being members of the Sport and Recreation Alliance

How Swim England benefit from being members of the Sport and Recreation Alliance

Gabby Hay, Head of Membership Development explains.
UK Municipal Bonds Agency Webinar

UK Municipal Bonds Agency Webinar

The primary objective of the UK Municipal Bonds Agency is to reduce the debt financing costs of UK local authorities to save them money. To do this, the UKMBA borrows money, primarily by issuing bonds in the capital markets that are bought by pension funds and insurance companies, and lends that money to UK local authorities. Explanatory webinar held on 16 June 2020
Nutrition Q&A with Jasmine Campbell

Nutrition Q&A with Jasmine Campbell

Talking all things nutrition with Jasmine Campbell.
Psychology Q&A with Helen Davis

Psychology Q&A with Helen Davis

Following on from the Region's digital development camp programmes in 2020, The second of three podcast episodes features psychology and a discussion with Helen Davis of Think. Believe. Perform. Some recommended books from the discussion were: - Dare to be you, by Matthew Syed - You are awesome, by Matthew Syed
Strength and Conditioning Q&A with Performance Herts

Strength and Conditioning Q&A with Performance Herts

Following the success of a digital camp delivery model this year, the Region offered an open question and answer session for every single 2008-born swimmer and their parents in the East Region. This discussion is with Fiona from Performance Herts and the questions are live from budding swimmers around the Region's six counties.
Scottish Swimming #SeeMyAbility (with Subtitles)

Scottish Swimming #SeeMyAbility (with Subtitles)

#SeeMyAbility - The National Learn to Swim Framework in Scotland is an inclusive programme that develops opportunities and provides a progressive pathway for children with a physical, sensory or learning impairment. Scottish Swimming support Learn to Swim Providers across Scotland to ensure inclusion of children with a disability in their mainstream programmes. Learn more at https://learntoswim.scot/see-my-ability/ This video was nominated for Champions of Diversity & Equality award at the Marketing Star Awards 2020 and received a silver placed recognition.
Swimming in Cold Water

Swimming in Cold Water

The Vancouver Open Water Swim Association (VOWSA) organized a webinar on 20 Sep 2020 on "Swimming in Cold Water", with Susan Simmons, Gordon Giesbrecht and Brian Hunt. Susan Simmons from Victoria, B.C, is an engaging ultra marathon swimmer and swim coach. Dr Gordon Giesbrecht. a.k.a. Professor Popsicle, is a professor of Thermophysiology at the University of Manitoba. Dr. Giesbrecht studies human responses to exercise and work in extreme environments. Prof. Popsicle has probably conducted more cold water hypothermia experiments than anyone else in the world. He has also been hypothermic 40 times (and holding). Dr. Brian Hunt is Assistant Professor UBC Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries. Brian's research is wide ranging, spanning interests in the Antarctic, tropical South Pacific, New Zealand, Mediterranean, North Pacific and Arctic. Since moving to UBC in 2006, British Columbia coastal ecosystems have been Dr. Hunt's major research focus.
Duncan Scott's Sporting Journey

Duncan Scott's Sporting Journey

"My goal was how many medals can I get individually... how many times can I get on that podium?" Duncan Scott is aiming for Gold in Tokyo next summer and is enjoying the journey #TNLAthletes #TrackToTokyo. If you’ve ever wondered where the money raised from selling National Lottery tickets goes, then National Lottery Good Causes has the answer. Since 1994, National Lottery players have raised a staggering £41 billion for Good Causes across the UK (that’s £30 million a week).
Wattbike, weights and a DIY bench-press | #TrainAtHome - James Wilby

Wattbike, weights and a DIY bench-press | #TrainAtHome - James Wilby

Swimmer James Wilby crafted his own benchpress during the lockdown to help him return to the pool in the best possible shape on the road to the Tokyo Olympics - also aided by an unrivalled support network. Video published May 2020
Inside with Brett Hawke: Mel Marshall

Inside with Brett Hawke: Mel Marshall

Mel Marshall is the Head Coach of the London Roar. Adam Peaty, Luke Greenbank, and now Anna Hopkin swim under Mel's guidance at Loughborough University, where British Swimming houses 1 of its 3 high performance centres. Mel gives us an update on what is happening right now with her team. "It's just a privilege to be able to go and race." - Mel Marshall who thinks 6 weeks of racing is great prep for the Olympics. Mel talks about her own swimming career and how it has helped her as a coach?. She discusses communicating as a coach, and coaching with masculine traits and feminine traits. In 2004, Mel was the #1 ranked swimmer in the world going into the Olympics. Brett asks what happened? Topics covered include periodizing your positive communication to your athletes, all about Adam Peaty, how you know when to push an athlete, spending a lot of informal time with Adam, his technique. Questions include: How does he not slip water when rating up? (Studied a lot about the way Japan was teaching breaststroke. "He was like a sponge." - Mel Marshall); What separates him? How do you think becoming a Dad will effect him? Traffic light management. How do you get someone to believe they can go 56? What's the equation for the 100 Breast? Optimal Details. "How do you build that mental giant into somebody?" - Brett. Luke Greenbank. "I've messed this up and I'm going to get it right for you." - Mel Marshall. Adam Peaty 50's Set and much more!
Adam Peaty’s Racing Bag!

Adam Peaty’s Racing Bag!

As Adam headed off to race at the International Swimming League for 6 weeks find out just how many things he has in his racing bag, what he eats before he races and how he recovers. More tips at https://plus.aprace.club
Level X Racing

Level X Racing

Level X Racing is a club time trial held in training with results being submitted to Swim England’s Rankings database. It is a fun opportunity for swimmers to practise some racing skills in the absence of competitions due to COVID-19. Swim England will publish leaderboards at designated times throughout the racing period to celebrate success.
An Introduction To Butterfly

An Introduction To Butterfly

A conversation with Ben Negus, City of Peterborough Head Coach and Kevin Pickard, Swim England East Region Swimming Talent Officer.
Lessons from the swimming journey - A discussion with Caroline Peaty

Lessons from the swimming journey - A discussion with Caroline Peaty

What is it like being a swimming parent? What is it like juggling siblings, a job and the huge commitment swimming entails? Caroline Peaty, mother of swimming legend Adam Peaty shares some fascinating insights into her journey and offers some wonderful tips for parents who are navigating their own routes through the swimming world.
The Re-Closing of Gyms In Liverpool

The Re-Closing of Gyms In Liverpool

Prof Greg Whyte of Liverpool John Moores University is an Olympian who helped formulate guidance for the sector and Sophie Lawler is CEO of Total Fitness gym chain. Both spoke to BBC Radio 5.
Why Gyms And Leisure Facilities Should Remain Open

Why Gyms And Leisure Facilities Should Remain Open

ukactive CEO Huw Edwards interviewed on BBC Radio 5
Penalty situations new rules 2019 - new explanations

Penalty situations new rules 2019 - new explanations

After 6 months on the road with the new rules, there were still question marks among coaches, players and referees especially around penalties. The WWR (World Water Polo Referees Association) has made a video in which more information is given about penalties. In the video, use is made of sketches of the playing field, with position of attack & defense in which it is made clear which situations are and which are not penalties. This video has been approved by FINA Technical Committee
Sport England Tackling Inequalities Fund

Sport England Tackling Inequalities Fund

Wesport has been funding projects in the West of England through the Sport England Tackling Inequalities Fund - projects that are supporting those communities most affected by COVID-19.
The Voice of the Coach - Glenn Smith, Swimming

The Voice of the Coach - Glenn Smith, Swimming

As a GB swimming coach, Glenn Smith was part of the coaching team that spotted the talent of young Rebecca Adlington. He coached her during her early development years, leading on to her great swimming achievements and becoming double Olympic champion. He coached Paralympic champion Sam Hynd for 8 years. During this time Sam won gold at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing and set the previous world record for the S8 400m freestyle. He also coaches Sam’s brother, Ollie Hynd MBE who has achieved great success becoming British, Commonwealth, European, World and Paralympic champion. Glenn also coaches Charlotte Henshaw, Paralympic silver medalist at the 2012 Pararlympic Games in London and bronze medalist at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio.
Ama Agbeze and Nigel Walker discuss Black History Month

Ama Agbeze and Nigel Walker discuss Black History Month

As part of Black History Month, Commonwealth Games England board members, Ama Agbeze and Nigel Walker shared an honest conversation about their experiences growing, competing as Black athletes and how their roles on the board can help shape the future for the next generations.
The team of success

The team of success

Through its partnership with Commonwealth Games England, former modern pentathlon Olympian and now Sports Scientist Greg Whyte is one of leading law firm Shakespeare Martineau's ambassadors. Greg gave a talk about his experiences, accomplishments and how it is achievable for everyone as a team.
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