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Hamstring Injuries

Hamstring Injuries

Speakers in the Aspetar Sports Medicine Collection Online Forum Series “Hamstring” chapter are: 0:00 Intro; 1:45 Dr Rod Whiteley; 14:12 Ryan Timmins; 31:34 Jack Hickey; 50:55 Nicol van Dyk; 1:07:38 Anne van der Made; 1:17:54 Steven B Singleton; 1:25:52 Arnlaug Wangensteen; 1:47:03 Hans Tol
Student sport at Team Bath

Student sport at Team Bath

The University of Bath is proud of its student sports offer. Find out more at https://www.teambath.com/student
Getting Ready For The Olympic Games

Getting Ready For The Olympic Games

Presentation given by Marcel Wouda (NED), Head Coach of the Royal Dutch Swimming Federation, and Fred Vergnoux (FRA), Head Coach of the Spanish National Elite Team at the Royal Spanish Swimming Federation (RFEN)
Live Q&A with Chris Ritter - Surge Strength

Live Q&A with Chris Ritter - Surge Strength

SURGE Strength was founded with Chris Ritter's years of experience as both a swim coach and performance coach starting in 2004. This coaching blend has given him a unique perspective on both the wet and the dry side of training for swimmers. Chris has earned numerous strength and conditioning certifications, including: CSCS, NASM-PES, USAW and NASM-CPT. He also has a degree in Physical Education and Kinesiology, with an emphasis in Exercise Science. Through continuous improvement in both methodology and delivery, SURGE Strength has delivered dryland and strength training programs, via app, to over 1,000 athletes worldwide, logging over 20,000 workouts. The goal of SURGE Strength is simple: Build Better Athletes to Generate Faster Swimmers.
Ryan Livingstone - Considerations for coaching age group swimmers

Ryan Livingstone - Considerations for coaching age group swimmers

In this podcast episode published in May 2020, Ryan Livingstone (Newcastle Swim Team) speaks about what coaches need to consider when planning and delivering age group training plans. A great listen for anyone coaching age group swimmers.
Kevin Brooks On Making a Career in Coaching

Kevin Brooks On Making a Career in Coaching

In this podcast episode published in May 2020, Kevin Brooks (Wycombe & District) talks about how he made his way through the ranks as a coach and some of challenges he faced along the way. A good listen for coaches wishing to develop their career.
Interview with Chris Littler

Interview with Chris Littler

In this podcast episode published in Apr 2020, Chris Littler (City of Birmingham) talks bout his experiences out in Japan with British Swimming at a national junior camp, sharing his thoughts on flexibility in swimmers and what he learnt out on the camp.
The I CAN Awards

The I CAN Awards

The Swim England I CAN Awards are complementary, single outcome Awards that can be used as part of the Swim England Pre-School Framework, the Swim England Learn to Swim Framework. They are single outcome Awards that can be given at any time (e.g. I CAN...enter the water safely, I CAN ...jump in, etc.). To find out more, email learntoswim@swimming.org to enquire about how to embed these Awards into your swimming lesson programme. Attend a virtual coffee chat event to hear more about these Awards: https://bit.ly/2UFbK0K Visit the Swim England webshop to view these Awards: https://bit.ly/3qYXaNW Want to shout about any Awards that form part of your swimming lesson programme? Email learntoswim@swimming.org to feature in Swim England's Awards video series!
Tokyo-inspired Activities for swimming lessons

Tokyo-inspired Activities for swimming lessons

The Swim England Learn to Swim team share some fun Olympic-themed activities you can take to your swimming lessons this summer. Link to Tokyo-inspired Activity Pack: https://bit.ly/3htVPvg This provides more detail on each of the activities from the video and it aligns with our Learn to Swim Framework (Stages 1-7) and the FUNdamentals stage of our Athlete Development Support Pathway (ADSP). Find out more about the Blank Achievement Award: https://bit.ly/3hyl0x2
Dubai Opens World's Deepest Pool - Deep Dive Dubai

Dubai Opens World's Deepest Pool - Deep Dive Dubai

Located in NAS Sports Complex, Deep Dive Dubai is home to the world's deepest swimming pool. Official website https://deepdivedubai.com. HH Sheikh Hamdan, Crown Prince of Dubai, recently opened this new adventure facility. Hollywood actor Will Smith also posted a video of himself before going on a dive in this pool.
USA Water Polo Women's Pipeline

USA Water Polo Women's Pipeline

USAWP Chief High Performance Officer John Abdou reviewed the operations, history, success and future of the Women's National Team Pipeline in the USA. This talk was given live on 12 June 2020 for the FINA Development Learning Platform. Coach Abdou is a Board Member member of the WWPCA and the FINA Development Sub-Committee.
Top 20 Most Insane Dangerous Water Slides

Top 20 Most Insane Dangerous Water Slides

We all love riding the water slides. However, there are some water slides that take the thrill factor a little bit too far from designs that will absolutely blow your mind.
Luka Gabrilo Interview

Luka Gabrilo Interview

Luka Gabrilo is a former Swimmer from Switzerland who at the time of this interview Jun 2021 the head national team coach of the Israeli Swimming Association. He was formerly the head coach for the Swiss national swim team. Timeline: 00:13 Luka talks about his career; 01:32 How he came to the Israeli national swimming team; 01:58 The role of a team manager; 03:23 His family background; 04:42 How he started yoga, and how he met yoga teacher Anand Semalty; 06:09 Whether he is satisfied with the facilities at Tenerife Top Training; 09:19 What he expects from the Olympic Games in Tokyo. In June 2021, the International Swimming League (ISL) confirmed that Luka Gabrilo will be Team Iron’s new Head Coach beginning in Season 3. The 39-year-old Gabrilo’s most recent position is as Head Coach of the Israeli National Team – a post he has held since 2017. He will be stepping away from that position after the Tokyo Olympic Games, also fresh from the success at the recent European Championships where Anastasia Gorbenko won the first-ever gold for Israeli women. His prior coaching experience includes coaching the Swiss National Team and Team Elite under David Marsh.
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.
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