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Grounding and Staying Present

Grounding and Staying Present

Swim England Sport Psychology Video 2 from Hannah Stoyel and Helen Davis
How To Master Freestyle Swim Breathing

How To Master Freestyle Swim Breathing

Freestyle swim breathing, who really has it nailed? How many of you feel out of breath after simply 100m, maybe less? Perhaps you’re fine initially and then it builds up with time. Well trust us, you’re certainly not alone, and this video will help to explain why that’s happening, and how to fix it!
After School Sport Club with Kate Grey and Lucy Renshall - 28 Jan 2021

After School Sport Club with Kate Grey and Lucy Renshall - 28 Jan 2021

Try some new sport activities, learn some new skills and, most importantly have fun! Paralympian Kate Grey is joined in this session by Lucy Renshall from British Judo. You'll need: something to make a line, like a Judo belt or towel, plus a cushion or teddy.
Best open water buoy turn by Keri-anne Payne

Best open water buoy turn by Keri-anne Payne

Open water turns can sometimes seem really daunting but using this Superman technique by Keri-anne Payne (Double World Champion & Olympic silver medalist for the 10k) you will save time, energy and leave the rest of the field behind! This is the perfect buoy turn for any triathlon or open water event and can be used with any angle of turn.
Dr Josephine Perry Interview

Dr Josephine Perry Interview

Dr Josephine Perry is a chartered psychologist working with those in sport and on the stage to help them overcome their barriers to success so they can achieve their goals. This video is all about the mindset skills that young people in sport can grow and the vital support their parents can give. To find out more about the epic work of Dr Perry visit https://www.performanceinmind.co.uk. Join https://www.sportparentsalliance.co.uk for FREE to find more support and encouragement to grow, nurture and refine your child's sporting potential on and off the sports arena.
SS Connect: WOD | 26 Jan 2021

SS Connect: WOD | 26 Jan 2021

Workout led by Rachel Masson who has been Scotland's National champion in 100m freestyle on multiple occasions, British Senior bronze medalist in 50m freestyle and BUCS Long Course Champion in 100m freestyle. You should only perform this programme if you are fit and healthy to do so and with parental permission (if under 18). Please make sure that the area you are using for exercise is suitable and clear from hazards. Swim England accepts no responsibility for injury occurring when performing these exercises and you undertake them at your own risk. Please follow the link for Swim England’s virtual training guidance: https://bit.ly/LandWorkCriteria
Fit for the Future 2021 - Stronger Together

Fit for the Future 2021 - Stronger Together

2021 Conference preview. From building inclusive teams to challenging cultural perceptions, expert speakers cover a range of topics to ensure that whatever your interests, you are able to get the most out of the online event.
Water Exercise and Swimming with Multiple Sclerosis Webinar

Water Exercise and Swimming with Multiple Sclerosis Webinar

This webinar, first hosted in April 2020 by the MS Society and the Swim England Health team. Over 130,000 people in the UK have MS with symptoms usually starting in the 20’s and 30’s. The webinar looks at some of the symptoms of MS, how it affects an individual and particularly how this impacts on the ability to be physically active and looks at some of the possible modifications that could be made with swimming to accommodate people with MS. For more from the Swim England Learn to Swim team, visit: https://www.swimming.org/swimengland//learn-to-swim-events/ For more information on what Swim England does to support health and wellbeing, visit: https://www.swimming.org/swimengland/health-and-wellbeing/ Learn more about the MS Society and resources around staying active: https://www.mssociety.org.uk/care-and-support/everyday-living/staying-active
Respiratory Disease and Pool Considerations Webinar

Respiratory Disease and Pool Considerations Webinar

This webinar, first hosted in March 2020 by WRIGHT Foundation CIC, The Asthma UK and British Lung Foundation Partnership, and the Swim England Health team, looks at some of the most common respiratory conditions. It examines the benefits and approaches to physical activity, particularly swimming. It also explores potential behavioural barriers to participation. Over 1.2 million people are living with various forms of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in the UK, who will experience a significant decline in physical activity levels. For more from the Swim England Learn to Swim team, visit: https://www.swimming.org/swimengland//learn-to-swim-events/ For more information on what Swim England does to support health and wellbeing, visit: https://www.swimming.org/swimengland/health-and-wellbeing/ Learn more about WRIGHT Foundation CIC: https://www.wrightfoundation.com and Asthma UK and British Lung Foundation Partnership: https://www.blf.org.uk/what-we-do/auk-blf-partnership
The Black Swimmers Association talks "Blacks Can't Swim The Sequel"

The Black Swimmers Association talks "Blacks Can't Swim The Sequel"

This SSPC episode features a conversation with two of the BSA's co-founders, Ed Accura and Danielle Obe.
Dame Sarah Storey, DBE - Keynote Presentation Sporting Heritage 2020

Dame Sarah Storey, DBE - Keynote Presentation Sporting Heritage 2020

14 Times Paralympic gold medallist and Sporting Heritage Ambassador, Dame Sarah Storey launched the October #sportingheritage20​ conference with her keynote presentation.
SS Connect: WOD | 23 Jan 2021

SS Connect: WOD | 23 Jan 2021

Workout led by Rachel Masson who has been Scotland's National champion in 100m freestyle on multiple occasions, British Senior bronze medalist in 50m freestyle and BUCS Long Course Champion in 100m freestyle. You should only perform this programme if you are fit and healthy to do so and with parental permission (if under 18). Please make sure that the area you are using for exercise is suitable and clear from hazards. Swim England accepts no responsibility for injury occurring when performing these exercises and you undertake them at your own risk. Please follow the link for Swim England’s virtual training guidance: https://bit.ly/LandWorkCriteria
Uniting the Movement - Sport England strategy

Uniting the Movement - Sport England strategy

Today, there is overwhelming evidence to show that moving our bodies –through community sport, fitness and physical activity –improves our lives, individually and collectively. Sport England's role is to champion this life-changing impact and ensure that everyone across the nation can benefit from it. Sport England won’t – and can’t - do it alone. Lots of us care about making life better across society, which means ours is a collective purpose. We’re part of a much bigger team. That’s what Uniting the Movement is all about, and together we won’t stop until everyone has the opportunity, the inspiration and the freedom to get moving. Video voiced by Dame Kelly Holmes
Processing the News Covid-19

Processing the News Covid-19

Swim England Sport Psychology Video 1 from Hannah Stoyel and Helen Davis.
Long Distance Swimmer Technique Session 1

Long Distance Swimmer Technique Session 1

Colin Hill is the founder of Chillswim, a Lake District-based events company that organises swims. He also launched the Great Swim series and was the marathon swimming technical operations manager for the 2012 London Olympics. He is open water swimming consultant for FINA and also worked with London Marathon to set up the mass participation Swim Serpentine event. His own swimming achievements include the English Channel and an ice mile. In this live streamed video from the Endless Pool at https://www.ullswaterswimplace.com Colin discusses breathing for long distance swimming.
Men's 6x6 (Positional Attack and Defence)

Men's 6x6 (Positional Attack and Defence)

Presentation for FINA Learning Platform on Principles and Training delivered on 29 Jul 2020 by Elvis Fatović, Croatian professional water polo coach and former player. He is currently the head coach of the senior men's Australian national team.
Jazz Carlin & Sports Psychologist Cath Shearer

Jazz Carlin & Sports Psychologist Cath Shearer

Jazz chats with Cath Shearer, Strategic Lead for System Building and Senior Sport psychologist at Sport Wales, about finding a new normal in this converation published in Mar 2020.
Remote Training 4 - Drills for the home

Remote Training 4 - Drills for the home

KAP7 goes inside an actual water polo home to see what drills and exercises are going on. You should only perform the exercise programme if you are fit and healthy to do so and with parental permission (if under 18). Please make sure that the area you are using for exercise is suitable and clear from hazards. Swim England accepts no responsibility for injury occurring when performing these exercises and you undertake them at your own risk. Please follow the link for Swim England’s virtual training guidance: https://bit.ly/LandWorkCriteria
How to make straight knees for Artistic swimmers

How to make straight knees for Artistic swimmers

Training knees and many stretches. You should only perform the exercise programme if you are fit and healthy to do so and with parental permission (if under 18). Please make sure that the area you are using for exercise is suitable and clear from hazards. Swim England accepts no responsibility for injury occurring when performing these exercises and you undertake them at your own risk. Please follow the link for Swim England’s virtual training guidance: https://bit.ly/LandWorkCriteria
Masters Mobility Monday: Hamstrings

Masters Mobility Monday: Hamstrings

Certified strength and conditioning specialist Bo Hickey focuses on hamstrings. You should only perform this programme if you are over 18 and fit and healthy to do so. Please make sure that the area you are using for exercise is suitable and clear from hazards. Swim England accepts no responsibility for injury occurring when performing these exercises and you undertake them at your own risk. Please follow the link for Swim England’s virtual training guidance: https://bit.ly/LandWorkCriteria
Swimming Ep 2 | Improve Your Turns (Without The Pool!) | Home Advantage

Swimming Ep 2 | Improve Your Turns (Without The Pool!) | Home Advantage

John Gatfield NZ Aqua Black is going to give you some pro-tips on improving your turns whilst on land. A finalist in the 2005 Mexico Junior World Championships and bronze medal winner in the 200m Individual Medley in the 2009 FINA World Cup, John also held New Zealand 15 year old Age group record in the 100m Backstroke and 200m Backstroke. He was Swimming NZ Rookie Coach of the Year in 2016. You should only perform this programme if you are over 18 and fit and healthy to do so. Please make sure that the area you are using for exercise is suitable and clear from hazards. Swim England accepts no responsibility for injury occurring when performing these exercises and you undertake them at your own risk. Please follow the link for Swim England’s virtual training guidance: https://bit.ly/LandWorkCriteria
The Performance Pathway Coaching Position Statement

The Performance Pathway Coaching Position Statement

From the UK Sport Coaching Team and the EIS Performance Pathways Team
MFSA Katy Sexton's Swim Diaries

MFSA Katy Sexton's Swim Diaries

Double Olympian, World and Commonwealth Champion, Katy Sexton MBE, wrote swim diaries throughout her career. They helped her to understand so much more about herself and her training and she found them valuable in the lead up to competitions. In this video she gives us a little insight into her diaries and what she wrote in the lead up to her World Championship Gold Medal. To help athletes, Katy and fellow MFSA coach, Ali Phesse, have designed and published an annual Swim Journal for swimmers. Designed to boost self-confidence, build motivation and offer a whole year of self-discovery they are offering all MFSA YouTube subscribers an extra 20% discount off 'My Swim Journal'. Visit https://www.sportjournals.co.uk and enter promo code 'MFSA 20%' at checkout.
SS Connect: WOD | 19 Dec

SS Connect: WOD | 19 Dec

Workout led by Rachel Masson who has been Scotland's National champion in 100m freestyle on multiple occasions, British Senior bronze medalist in 50m freestyle and BUCS Long Course Champion in 100m freestyle. You should only perform this programme if you are fit and healthy to do so and with parental permission (if under 18). Please make sure that the area you are using for exercise is suitable and clear from hazards. Swim England accepts no responsibility for injury occurring when performing these exercises and you undertake them at your own risk. Please follow the link for Swim England’s virtual training guidance: https://bit.ly/LandWorkCriteria
Sports Psychology Ep 4 | Thinking About Playing Again Post Lockdown | Home Advantage

Sports Psychology Ep 4 | Thinking About Playing Again Post Lockdown | Home Advantage

Hamish McIntosh takes us through the process of grounding and limiting negative thoughts in order to help you enjoy returning to sport whenever local/national lockdown restrictions permit. You should only perform any land training elements of the programme if you are fit and healthy to do so and with parental permission (if under 18). Please make sure that the area you are using for exercise is suitable and clear from hazards. Swim England accepts no responsibility for injury occurring when performing these exercises and you undertake them at your own risk. Please follow the link for Swim England’s virtual training guidance: https://bit.ly/LandWorkCriteria
Mindset Mashup with Mark Foster

Mindset Mashup with Mark Foster

Want to understand even more of the Mindset of Elite Performers? Mark Foster speaks about his driving force and what advice he could give to others. Mark achieved so much in his swimming club, set no less than EIGHT world records as a freestyle/butterfly sprinter, 11 European Championship Gold Medals, 2 Commonwealth Golds and competed in an amazing five Olympic Games. Mark reveals: * Who was his driving force; * Who was his role-model/mentor; * The moment he realised he COULD become World Champion. Having an elite mindset Mark talks about: * Creating good habits; * The choice of attitude and behaviour; * How opportunities manifest. Since retiring from competitive swimming Mark has appeared on Strictly Come Dancing, The Chase, A Question of Sport and commentates on The Olympics and other sporting events. www.fitsteps.co.uk is a Dance/Fitness company that Mark set up following his appearance on Strictly with Ian Waite.
The health benefits of outdoor swimming

The health benefits of outdoor swimming

A Brave Waters documentary. Swimming in the cold depths of Lake Windermere all year round has a way of empowering and connecting you to nature. Fay Preene talks through the mental and physical benefits of outdoor swimming as well as making life long friends along the way. It’s fun, free and all you need to do is get in. Special Thanks to Buoy 13 Swimming Club at Lake Windermere.
An inclusive response to COVID-19 in sport and activity

An inclusive response to COVID-19 in sport and activity

Activity Alliance Chief Executive, Barry Horne, and fellow leaders Tim Hollingsworth of Sport England, and Huw Edwards of ukactive took part in this live discussion on 17 Nov 2020.
Water Polo Rebounder

Water Polo Rebounder

A variety of exercises to be done using a Rebounder. Perfect for use at home or at your club, this equipment is excellent for improving your ball handling and the accuracy of passes, receptions and shooting of athletes of any age. You should only perform the exercise programme if you are fit and healthy to do so and with parental permission (if under 18). Please make sure that the area you are using for exercise is suitable and clear from hazards. Swim England accepts no responsibility for injury occurring when performing these exercises and you undertake them at your own risk. Please follow the link for Swim England’s virtual training guidance: https://bit.ly/LandWorkCriteria
Sports Psychology Ep 3 | How to Improve Your Concentration for Sports Performance | Home Advantage

Sports Psychology Ep 3 | How to Improve Your Concentration for Sports Performance | Home Advantage

Learn how to control your concentration under anxious moments or in a game situation. You should only perform the land training element of the programme if you are fit and healthy to do so and with parental permission (if under 18). Please make sure that the area you are using for exercise is suitable and clear from hazards. Swim England accepts no responsibility for injury occurring when performing these exercises and you undertake them at your own risk. Please follow the link for Swim England’s virtual training guidance: https://bit.ly/LandWorkCriteria
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