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Based at their St James’ building in Manchester city centre, Bruntwood caught up with Chris Furber, National Performance Director for the performance arm of British Swimming for paralympic swimmers in the UK.
British Gas and British Swimming
Campaign highlighting some of the successes of British Gas backing British Swimming in 2009 with a £15m sponsorship deal which ran through to 2015, aiming for a 50:50 split between elite athletes and grass roots swimming.
Royal Navy / British Swimming Partnership
The partnership showcases the multiple opportunities available to recruits and the possibilities of a career in the Royal Navy. Dave McNulty, Michael Jamieson and Keri-anne Payne visited HMS Temeraire in Portsmouth - home to the Director of Naval Physical Development - to celebrate the collaboration by taking part in the Royal Navy swimming test.
Prod Co. The Storylab
Dir. Hamish Storey
Creative. Luke Crawford
Prod. David Wieder
Honorary graduate - Mel Marshall
Double Olympian and hugely successful swimming coach Mel Marshall was named as an honorary graduate at the 2018 Loughborough University graduation ceremonies.
1-to-1 vs group coaching
EIS Senior Strength & Conditioning coach Duncan French gives us his take on the differences between 1-to-1 and group coaching
How to do the dot drill | Footwork exercise
Tie your opponent up in knots with this footwork drill from strength and conditioning coach, Dr Duncan French
Most coaches contribute a lot to children's lives and are saddened when their profession is brought into disrepute. The case featured in this video showed the need for strict vetting and Sport England launched the Child Protection in Sport unit in 2001, in conjunction with the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.
Natalie Coughlin: Swimming as a Job
There's a lot more to making a champion than training yourself physically. As the most decorated female swimmer in World Championship history, Natalie Coughlin explores the importance of including mindful practice and relaxation into the rigid, challenging and rewarding training regime of an iconic athlete in this Mar 2013 video of a presentation for Chicago Ideas Week, an annual seven-day celebration of ideas, innovation and community, aiming to become the platform for ideas, created for innovators, thinkers, doers. CIW's goal is to stimulate new initiatives and ventures, create new connections and collaborations, and establish a community of people who have the desire to achieve great things. Learn more: www.chicagoideas.com
Yannick Agnel: 'You can win without doping'
In this July 2018 interview, two-time Olympic swimming champion Yannick Agnel tells us what life as a professional athlete is like. At just 24, the Frenchman retired from competitive swimming, saying he had "won what there was to win". Recognising the suspicions that sportsmen at his level take drugs, he says that from what he has seen it is not as widespread as reported. But he admits that anti-doping tests are insufficient and that the technology often lags behind the latest substances.
Key FINA Elite Marathon Swim Rules
Sid Cassidy (USA) explains a few of the rules of the FINA Marathon Swimming World Series races. Filmed & edited by Colin Hill
How to swim and set goals - 5x Olympic gold medalist Nathan Adrian
Meet the exceptional five-time Olympic gold medalist, Olympic silver medalist and two-time Olympic bronze medalist, swimmer Nathan Adrian and be inspired to swim, set goals and achieve your dreams by his energy, joy and enthusiasm.
Nathan shares his journey and thoughts about the art of swimming in a conversation with author and entrepreneur Daniel Sword.
In his Olympic debut at the 2008 Summer Olympics, Adrian swam in the heats of the 4×100m freestyle relay and earned a gold medal when the United States team won in the final.
At the 2012 Summer Olympics, Adrian won gold medals in both the 100m freestyle and the 4×100m medley relay, and a silver medal in the 4×100m freestyle relay. He has won a total of thirty-two medals in major international competitions; twenty gold, seven silver, and five bronze spanning the Olympics, the World, and the Pan Pacific Championships.
In the 2016 Summer Olympics, along with Michael Phelps, Caeleb Dressel, and Ryan Held, he won a gold medal in the 4x100m freestyle relay as well as individual bronze medals in the 50m and 100m freestyle events.
Adrian started swimming at the age of two and competing at the age of five because of the influence of his siblings. He graduated in 2006 from Bremerton High School, where he swam for the school team.
Adrian attended at the University of California, Berkeley in autumn 2006, where he majored in public health. He graduated with honors in the spring of 2012. Adrian was a five-time individual NCAA champion, winning the 50-yard freestyle in 2009 and 2011 and the 100yds freestyle in 2009, 2010, and 2011.
All pictures copyright Nathan Adrian, www.nathanadrian.com
Matthew Syed - Black Box Thinking
Highlights from London Business Forum's event with Matthew Syed. He asks where does high performance come from? High performing individuals have a growth mindset. Matthew explains how the right attitude to failure can transform the way we work.
AP McCoy - Champion Mindset
AP McCoy is the greatest jump jockey of all time. Find out what drove him to win. AP tells us about the importance of having a clear vision of what you want to achieve, as well as how he set goals and took risks to fulfil his ambitions.
Interview with the German Swimming Federation team
Topics discussed include swimming in Germany, Flume channel,
Tenerife Top Training Sport Centre and Swim analysis
Lactate Tolerance Neuro Swim Training with Arilson Silva
Session assessing swimmers' lactate tolerance in over distance race pace, using parachute swim, flume channel swim, and normal swim. High intensity metabolic and neuro system demands, building up strength and resistance.
Swimming coach Patrick Miley interview
Feb 2018 nterview topics discussed with Patrick Miley include the training program in Tenerife, can Hannah Miley bring the medal to Great Britain, methods of training, coaching of the best Scottish swimmers, about Tenerife Top Training and about Flume channel training.
Swimming start technique - markerless motion capture and analysis
Promotional video for Simi's markerless motion capture which they say is a game changer in the world of sports. Swimming is just another example for the evident limitations of prior marker-based analysis. Markers could have been used in training sessions yet would always distort the athlete's performance. Analysis options are not limited to the ones shown in the video.
Along with their technology, Simi install high-speed cameras above and under water for the full experience.
Principle 3: Me, not my impairment
Activity Alliance has developed 10 principles to support providers to deliver more appealing and accessible opportunities for disabled people. Find out more about the 10 principles visit http://www.activityalliance.org.uk
Effective Boards Webinar
This webinar will explore some of the best practices which can help to make and maintain an effective board. It does focus on Principle two and four of the Governance and Leadership Framework for Wales, looking at the role of the board, and the importance of objectivity.
At the pool with Katie Ledecky
Katie Ledecky was one of the most triumphant athletes of the Rio Olympics. The 19-year-old swimmer overwhelmed her competition; in the 800m race, she finished nearly a pool length ahead of second place. Known for relentless training and humility, she decided to forego endorsement deals to attend Stanford University. Margaret Warner met her in Bethesda, Maryland, at her high school pool for this interview published Aug 2016.
Simply Elite Triathlon with Joel Filliol, Paul Westwood and Jack Chew
In Episode 32, the ‘Olympic Special’, Paul Westwood and Joel Filliol of JFT Racing Triathlon team! Huge chatted with Joel and Paul ahead of the Rio Games about whether simplicity can be applied effective to elite triathlon.
Insight into what goes on in and out of training camps. Can the robust ‘anti-fragile’ movement win the battle of ideas?
Coaching and the Law
Though not to be considered as either medical or legal advice, this short video discusses some of the implications of sports coaching with respect to law. It specifically explains Duty of Care and Standard of Care. It further illustrates some of the actions (or lack of) that have the potential to lead to litigation proceedings.
Can Wild Swimming Cure Depression?
Dr Chris Van Tulleken takes a depression patient wild water swimming to see if it can provide an effective alternative to the medication she is currently taking. First shown on The Doctor Who Gave Up Drugs, September 2016.
Michael Phelps Opens Up About Struggles With Anxiety
Legendary Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps sat down with Megyn Kelly on Megyn Kelly TODAY to talk about his retirement from the sport, his growing family and his past struggles with anxiety and depression, chronicled in the new documentary “Angst.”
The Mack Horton Story - In His Own Words
In his own words, Freestyle Olympic and Commonwealth gold medallist Mack Horton tells Gillette World Sport why he swims freestyle, and what he's looking forward to in the future.
At only 22 years old, the future looks bright for the Australian Dolphins Swim Team star!
10 Sporting Misconceptions Part 2
Some really old sporting chestnuts are demystified in this video. In a big summer of sport (tennis, football, rugby tests, cricket, athletics and much more) Join Kate Grey, Paralympan swimmer as she continues her look at common sporting misconceptions which are debunked for you.
10 sporting misconceptions Part 1
Some really old sporting chestnuts are demystified in this video. In a big summer of sport (tennis, football, rugby tests, cricket, athletics and much more) Join Kate Grey, Paralympan swimmer in takng a look at common sporting misconceptions which are debunked for you.
5 best stretches
Kate Grey, Paralympian swimmer introduces 5 top stretches to prevent injury and get you ready for action
4 shoulder strengthening exercises
Top sports physio Katy Williams demonstrates exercises that help strengthen your shoulders and protect them from injury - great tips for swimmers, tennis players, netballers, badminton players, golfers and many, many more active sportspeople and gym goers.
Common mistakes when training and how to avoid them
Helping you avoid common mistakes when working out, doing exercise and trying to get fitter.