Join us for the NxT Generation Home Nations Coaching Conference

Bookings are now being taken for a unique conference which will give swimming coaches across the country the chance to learn innovative techniques.

The two-day NxT Generation Home Nations Coaching Conference takes place at Lancashire County Cricket Club’s Old Trafford ground on Friday 16 and Saturday 17 November.

A wide range of speakers from the across the country will be attending the event, which will give coaches who work within each of the home nations’ national talent pathways the opportunity to share ideas ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games and the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games.

Jo Jones, Swim England’s coach development manager, said: “In the ever-changing world of competitive swimming, this two-day conference will provide a unique opportunity to focus on innovative approaches and techniques.

“Our wide range of speakers will discuss the challenges of supporting athletes to transition from youth to senior success. This includes physical, environmental and social aspect, with contributions from both pathway managers, coaches, and sport scientists.

“It’s an essential conference, that’s been jointly organised by the home nations and supported by British Swimming, which will impact on every area of your athletes’ development.”

How much does it cost?

  • Early bird price: £260 (this price is only available if you book before 18 October 2018)
  • Standard ticket price: £300
  • Bookings open from Tuesday 18 September 2018
  • Bookings close Friday 9 November 2018

Fee includes:

  • Conference delegate fee
  • Lunch, evening meal and overnight accommodation on 16 November
  • Breakfast and lunch on 17 November
  • Parking at the venue for both days
  • Access to all presentations and supporting resources

Conference programme

Day one – Friday 16 November 2018
 09.00 Arrival and registration
 09.45 Introduction
Home Nations Collaboration Conference 2018
 10.00 Generation Z – Why, What and How
Dr John Alder – Senior Performance Pathway Scientist (Learning & Development)
English Institute of Sport
 11.00 Break
 11.15 The Development of Duncan Scott
Steven Tigg and Tim Jones
12.15Technical Session
 12.45 Lunch
 13.30Optimal Athlete Development Framework (OADF) Launch
Tim Jones, Kevin Renshaw and project team
 14.00The Development of Dan Jervis
Adam Baker and Graeme Antwhistle
 15.00 Break
 15.15Female Breaststroke Quartet
Andi Manley and Kevin Renshaw
 16.15Consolidation of Learning and Bite Size Learning Workshops
 19.00 Pre-dinner drinks
 19.30Conference dinner and after dinner speaker
Nigel Redman – Head of Performance Team Development, British Swimming


Day two – Saturday 17 November 2018
 09.00 Welcome and reflections from day one
 09.15The ‘Rocky Road’ of Talent Development with discussion
Neil McCarthy – Performance Pathway and Talent Manager
British Bobsleigh and Skeleton Association
 11.00Characteristics of Elite Coaches with discussion
Dr Gillian Cook and Nigel Redman
13.00Training Models in a Club Environment
Ryan Livingston and Kevin Renshaw
14.00Looking ahead to Tokyo 2020
Bill Furniss – Head Coach, British Swimming
 14.30Conference close


Please note this programme is subject to change.