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Head Above Water

Head Above Water

Head Above Water, an Amazon Original four-part docuseries, follows elite Australian swimmers Ian Thorpe AM, Bronte Campbell OAM and Kyle Chalmers OAM, as well as former-junior-champion-turned-international-musician, Cody Simpson in the lead up to the games in July. Head Above Water launch date 4 June 2021 on Amazon Prime Video in Australia, United States, United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand, and select countries with its global release later in 2021. The series explores how these incredible athletes deal with pressure in and out of the pool and reveals what drives their determination to succeed through personal sacrifice, and grueling training sessions as they vie for a place on the Australian Swimming Team, ahead of the upcoming Games in July. Ian Thorpe shares his before, during and after journey as an Olympian; Bronte Campbell and Kyle Chalmers hone their skills in a bid to once more represent their country; and Cody Simpson puts his successful music career on hold to return to his first love - competitive swimming.
Cold Water Swimming Tips

Cold Water Swimming Tips

This clip published Feb 2021 is from the Wonderful Wild Women’s interview on the Yeti Everyday Adventure stage, hosted by Becki Vale. Festival friends the Wonderful Wild Women joined us for an annual catch up to talk about the WWW community and what these inspiring ladies have been up to in 2020. We were joined by Gilly McArthur, Winnie Poaty and Fay Preene.
Springing into Adventure - Dive into Outdoor Swimming

Springing into Adventure - Dive into Outdoor Swimming

The Kendal Mountain Festival team hosted a series of conversations in Apr 2021 which were live-streamed for FREE and covered everything from cooking in the mountains to family bike touring in the UK, with fresh stories and expert tips from special guests to prepare you for your adventures in the near future. Outdoor swimming has boomed over lockdown and so many of us now find ourselves dipping in cold water for fun but what are the next steps? In this talk outdoor swimming coach Colin Hill discusses how you go from dipping to swimming and shares his hints and tips for this training transition.
Which athletes burn most fat?

Which athletes burn most fat?

Dr Rebecca Randell discusses study findings in this 2019 video filmed and edited by Flashlight Films (https://www.flashlightfilms.co.uk)
Anna Hopkin On Nutrition And Female Sport In Swimming

Anna Hopkin On Nutrition And Female Sport In Swimming

The General Manager at Nutrition X talks to their Brand Ambassador, Anna Hopkin about nutrition as a professional swimmer as a pescatarian and the important topic of female sport in swimming. Nutrition X products are batch-tested and Informed-Sport certified, giving athletes the reassurance they need that every product adheres to substances listed on the WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) banned substance list.
Does stronger = faster?

Does stronger = faster?

In this episode of the Experts in Sport podcast, host Martin Foster is joined by Professor JB Morin from Université Jean Monnet and Dr Bill Horg, Strength and Conditioning Lead at Loughborough University, to discuss measuring force, velocity and power in jumping and sprinting.
Exercise, immune system and cancer

Exercise, immune system and cancer

In this episode of the Experts in Sport podcast, host Martin Foster is joined by Dr Mhairi Morris, Lecturer in Biochemistry from Loughborough University’s School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences to discuss a whole host of topics around cancer, including how the immune system responds to the disease, the potential preventative benefits of exercise, and further advice on physical activity to improve the effectiveness of treatment.
Swimming Exercise (For Starts & Turns)

Swimming Exercise (For Starts & Turns)

Get more power out of your starts and turns. Bo Hickey shares an exercise which will help you increase your ability to explode off of the blocks and get the most off of the walls.
Tokyo Olympics British Swim Team Roster

Tokyo Olympics British Swim Team Roster

Men's Roster and Women's Roster
What It Takes To Be Successful In Marathon Swimming

What It Takes To Be Successful In Marathon Swimming

Phil Rush, who has the fastest double and triple crossing of the English Channel, is the guest in this podcast episode, chatting about a number of things including how can you get better at adapting to the cold, the type of training that you need to be doing if you are looking to do a marathon swimming, what are the important factors when you are thinking of the training that you are doing. Is it the distance that you are doing? Is it the speed? Feeding? What are some aspects of the training? If you are into open water swimming, cold water swimming, or looking to increase the distance that you are doing, then this a podcast for you.
Marathon swimmer Alice Dearing's journey to the Olympics

Marathon swimmer Alice Dearing's journey to the Olympics

Team GB marathon and open water swimmer Alice Dearing talks about her journey to discovering open water swimming and training and qualifying for the Tokyo Olympic Games.
Brodie Williams | How Millfield Shaped His Journey to Tokyo 2021

Brodie Williams | How Millfield Shaped His Journey to Tokyo 2021

In this podcast episode, Brodie talks about how Millfield School has helped shape his swimming career so far, how he's stayed mentally strong while training hard through major meets like the European Championships, and there's even some exclusive news on an extra event he's racing in Tokyo on top of his already qualified 400 IM! Timeline: 00:00 Intro; 02:15 Life at Millfield; 09:56 Training Since Trials; 15:01 200m Backstroke; 22:07 Tokyo; 24:32 Advice; 26:37 Quick Fire Questions; 30:37 Send Off
Interview with Millfield OM and Olympian, James Guy

Interview with Millfield OM and Olympian, James Guy

Interview published May 2021. James Guy has represented Great Britain in the Olympic Games, the FINA World Championships and the LEN European championships, and England in the Commonwealth Games. 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. The school is contemporary and outward looking, applying a visionary and innovative lens to all domains of learning. This is supported by notable facilities in teaching, art, drama, music and sport.
Youth Sport Dropout Prevention is Better than Cure

Youth Sport Dropout Prevention is Better than Cure

Presentation by Professor Catherine Woods, Chair of Physical Activity for Health in the Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences at the University of Limerick. Prof. Woods believes that physical activity is a best buy for public health as it has the potential to improve health and wellbeing for everyone, irrespective of age, ability or condition.
Working with Parents in Sport - Richard Shorter

Working with Parents in Sport - Richard Shorter

'Non-perfect Dad' Richard Shorter' has delivered parent engagement strategy support, sports parents meetings and coaches CPD on working with parents for: - 3 National Governing Bodies (England Rugby U18 Boys & Girls, England Hockey U16 & U18 Boys and Girls and England Cricket Board); - a number of the UK’s top professional sports teams in their academy system (incl. Saracens, Essex County Cricket, Newcastle Falcons & Somerset County Cricket); - the country's top independent schools (incl. Millfield, Millfield Prep & Trinity Croydon).
Working with Parents in Sport - Gordon MacLelland

Working with Parents in Sport - Gordon MacLelland

Gordon MacLelland set up ‘Working with Parents in Sport’ after 20 years as a teacher and as a coach to all age levels from 7 year olds to adults. He has a BA/Hons degree in Sports Science from University College Chester and a PGCE from Lancaster University. He has a background in education, is a qualified teacher and was a Director of Sport at an independent school in the UK for over a decade. He has worked in schools in both the UK and New Zealand.
Parents in Sport - Professor Camilla Knight

Parents in Sport - Professor Camilla Knight

Dr Camilla Knight of Swansea University completed her BSc and MSc at Loughborough University, and PhD and postdoctoral position at the University of Alberta in Canada. She is also the lead of the Welsh Research Advisory and Evaluation group for the Child Protection in Sport Unit, a member of the Welsh Safeguarding in Sport Strategy group, and the Youth Sport lead for the Welsh Institute of Performance Science. Her research interests are concerned with understanding and enhancing the psychosocial experiences of children in sport, with a particular focus upon the influence of parents.
Parents in Sport - Dr Nicola Clarke

Parents in Sport - Dr Nicola Clarke

Presentation by Dr Nicola Clarke, Senior Lecturer in Sports Coaching, Leeds Beckett University. Her research interests include parenting in youth sport and qualitative research methods. She is interested in understanding the experiences of young sports performers and how their participation impacts on their families.
Drinking Practice (Both in Pool & Open Water)

Drinking Practice (Both in Pool & Open Water)

[Filmed Pre-Covid] How to practice 'drinking' in open water, both from a stationary point and a moving boat. It also shows the Swim Secure Tow-Float being used for carrying a water bottle.
Olympic Swimmer Caeleb Dressel Breaks Down Swimming Scenes from Movies

Olympic Swimmer Caeleb Dressel Breaks Down Swimming Scenes from Movies

Olympic swimmer Caeleb Dressel breaks down swimming scenes from movies, including 'Sex Education,' 'Swimming for Gold,' 'Castaway,' 'Pride,' 'Swimming Upstream,' 'Kingsman: The Secret Service' and 'Just Go With It.'
Aquatics for Everyone for Life

Aquatics for Everyone for Life

Swim Wales Promotional Campaign
Alys Thomas Vlog #3: Tokyo Selection & Media Day

Alys Thomas Vlog #3: Tokyo Selection & Media Day

Back with her third vlog as part of the Destination Tokyo series, Alys Thomas goes behind the scenes at the swimming team announcement media day in Swansea and reveals what it's like to be confirmed as part of Team GB. With thanks to Team GB's partner @PanasonicUK for their support supplying camera equipment to the athletes for this series. Footage from BBC Sport Wales/Tom Brown and British Swimming
From Learn to Swim to the Olympic Podium

From Learn to Swim to the Olympic Podium

How to take your Club fom beginners to Olympic medallists. Live Q&A with Peter Carpenter, was appointed aquatics manager and head coach of Canada's McGill University swim team in September 2009. A recipient of Petro-Canada coaching excellence awards in 2010 and 2012, Carpenter was also honoured by the Club de la médaille d'or in October, 2012 and was named coach of the month for September 2012 by the Institut national du sport du Quebec, for his work with McGill swimmer Valérie Grand'Maison, who captured one gold medal and two silvers at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London.
Strength Training Modalities & Practical Applications for Sport Performance

Strength Training Modalities & Practical Applications for Sport Performance

Serving as a Strength & Conditioning Coach at the Singapore Sport Institute, Kelvin Chua is involved with the physical preparation of athletes in sports including archery, fencing, para-archery and water polo. He earned a master’s degree in sport science and is an accredited Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist under Singapore's National Strength & Conditioning Association.
Values-based decision-making for a changing world of work

Values-based decision-making for a changing world of work

Values-based decision-making rather than generic practice or processes, helps - prepare people professionals for steering judgement even where no obvious solutions, rules or precedents exist; - build capability in themselves, their teams and organisations; - develop expertise in emerging areas of practice; - drive sustainable organisational change; - reinforce the value of the profession as experts on people, work and change.
Arthur Bell and Emeritus Award Hall of Fame

Arthur Bell and Emeritus Award Hall of Fame

The Alliance (former CCPR) roll of honour for services to sport and recreation.
Preparing for 2041: the future of life, work and education

Preparing for 2041: the future of life, work and education

What will work and society look like in the future? In this Festival Keynote Panel discussion, Chester King, Charlotte Wheeler, Katherine Templar Lewis, Sonita Alleyne and Cindy Rampersaud explore how current trends might develop over the next 20 years and how education and learning can help us prepare.
How can schools support early and preventative interventions for young people?

How can schools support early and preventative interventions for young people?

In this Festival Keynote Panel session, hear from practitioners and experts Will Millard, Catherine Roche, Claire Heald, Cristina Odone and Vanessa Joshua on how schools can support early and preventative educational, behavioural and wellbeing interventions for young people. The discussion will emphasise how acting early reduces the need for reactive and more drastic interventions further down the line. This panel discussion will feature insights about schools, children’s social care, and mental health, and provide practical advice on supporting children and their families.
Understanding marginalised young people's lives

Understanding marginalised young people's lives

Five young people aged 16-24 from across England, each with lived experience overcoming barriers to learning and accessing support join this Festival of Education keynote panel discussion, delivered in partnership with The Centre for Education and Youth. For some of the panel, these experiences have now led them to become vital sources of support for other young people so they are able to give their perspective as a practitioner alongside observations from their own journey through education. Speaker: Abi Angus, Research Associate
Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Sports

Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Sports

If not treated immediately, Sudden #CardiacArrest can lead to death. Survival is possible with fast, appropriate medical care. Presenter: Dr. Ian Beasley, Sports Medicine Physician. He has worked in all four professional football divisions in England as team physician, including Chelsea, Fulham, Arsenal, West Ham and Bournemouth of the EPL. He was national team doctor for England, and chief medical officer for the English FA. In 2012, he was appointed as a sports physician by Team GB for the London Olympics. He was Chief Medical Officer for England and Great Britain Hockey for ten years, and attended Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games and World Cups with the national squads.
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