Swim England East Region 2019 Swimming Development Conference

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Anglia Ruskin University

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Swim England East Region proudly present the 2019 Swimming Development Conference

Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge – Wednesday 29th May 9.30-2.30pm

Following on from the outstanding success of our Coaches Conference in March 2019 and our previous World Class Development Day in 2018 we are delighted to have secured a much larger venue this year and will be opening this event to coaches from both inside and outside the region. We are continuing with the theme of inviting speakers from outside the sport as well as some swimming specific speakers. The day will comprise a range of highly informative and engaging talks which will culminate in an open Q & A panel where we will invite questions from the floor.


We present this year’s line-up:


Jon Rudd - Jon is an Olympic Gold medal coach and Swim Ireland’s National Performance Director, with an umbrella view over Swim Ireland’s two National Centres. In recent years, Jon has directly coached three World Records (both long course and short course) and several European and Commonwealth Records. Jon’s coaching history sees him having directly coached one or more gold medallist at every international meet on the calendar, including: senior, youth and junior medals (short course and long course) at Commonwealth, European, World and Olympic Games levels. Jon will speaking twice across the day, delivering some technical guidance based on the sprinters he has coached in their teenage years, as well as some exciting insights into the ways of developing performance in your club programmes.

Paul Greaves – Paul works in the fields of both on the ground coaching and coach education. He has produced some of the UK's top trampoline gymnasts including the current female senior British Individual Champion and European Team Champion, Bryony Page, whom he coached to an Olympic Silver Medal in Rio in 2016 (Team GB’s first medal of the games). His other passion is coach education and development, where he’s an active member of the British Gymnastics National Coach Education panel, Yorkshire Gymnastics Board of Control and English Gymnastics strategic team. He also lectures across a range of sports course at Sheffield Hallam University. Outside of gymnastics Paul also works with Olympic freestyle skiers and has helped produce athletes for the last two Winter Olympic Games. With swimming being a sport that has so many similarities to gymnastics, we look forward to Paul sharing his story and how he’s overcome some of the hurdles along the way.

Anthony Bennett – As one of the leading UK’s motivational speakers, Anthony has been on an incredible journey from the brink of death to fronting a multi-million pound fundraising campaign for Great Ormand Street Hospital. He will be sharing his journey and insights on the power of teamwork, how to deal with setbacks, looking at maximising your own superpower and how he harnessed resilience in the most dire of life situations.

George Wood - George is the current Sport Development Director for Swim England and works as part of the senior leadership team driving swimming and the aquatic sports forwards in this country. He oversees everything from talent to club participation, and has worked in a range of sports and for Sport England. He has a background in Coaching, having managed this a policy area when at Sport England, led the Coaching Department at Badminton England and coached badminton from grassroots to international level. In his spare time, he is a cricket coach working with club and county players from 10 – 12 years old. George will be opening our day with a talk about the current landscape in swimming and some future plans that will help make our clubs stronger, more sustainable and ultimately deliver a better experience both for the young people we are responsible for as well the support team of paid and volunteer staff around them.

Dave Champion – One of the East Region’s finest, having been in place for 30 years at Teamipswich, Dave needs little introduction. He’s been at four Olympic Games, coaching World Record holder Karen Pickering across her career and developing a club that has produced many internationals, British records, arena league finalist teams and much more. Dave will sit as part of our international panel to round off the day that will invite questions from the audience that will delve into the experiences of our speakers and hopefully share some wisdom with everyone.

The event is free of charge for East Region club coaches to attend and £25.00 for non-East Region club coaches. Information regarding parking and detailed timings will be sent week commencing 13th May. As the event is in a city centre campus there are a range of transport options; Park and Ride, various car parks, train.. All attendees will need to bring their own lunch or access the on-site food establishments.

We look forward to welcoming you to our event!

Kevin Pickard (Swimming Talent Officer)

bookings@eastswimming.org



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