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?

  • 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
 09.15 Arrival and registration – The Library, Members Suite, The Pavilion
 10.00Conference Opening – Members Suite, The Pavilion
 10.15 Generation Z – Why, What and How…
Dr John Alder – Head of Performance Pathways at UK Sport / English Institute of Sport
Facilitated by Joanna Jones – Coach Development Manager, Swim England
 11.15 Break
 11.30The Journey of Duncan Scott; Starting from the Bottom
Steven Tigg –  Head Performance Swimming Coach, University of Stirling
Facilitated by Tim Jones – Head of Elite Development, British Swimming
12.30Key ingredients of Age Group swimming – The Northampton Swimming Club story…
Jacquie Marshall – Director of Swimming, Northampton Swimming Club
Facilitated by Joanna Jones – Coach Development Manager, Swim England
 13.00 Lunch
 13.45Optimal Athlete Development Framework (OADF) Launch
Tim Jones and Kevin Renshaw – British Swimming
 14.15The Development of Daniel Jervis
Adam Baker Head Coach, Swim Wales National High Performance Centre
Facilitated by Graeme Antwhistle – National Coach Development and Performance Pathway Manager, Swim Wales
 15.15 Break
 15.30Female Breaststroke Quartet
Andi Manley – Director of Swimming, Loughborough University
Facilitated by Kevin Renshaw – Pathway Implementation Manager, British Swimming
 16.30 – 17.30Consolidation of learning activities
Led by the Conference Team
 19.00 Pre-dinner drinks – 1864 Suite, The Pavilion
 19.30Conference dinner and after dinner speaker – 1864 Suite, The Pavilion
Nigel Redman – Head of Performance Team Development, British Swimming

 

Day two – Saturday 17 November 2018
 09.00Welcome and Reflections from day one – Members Suite, The Pavilion
 09.15The ‘Rocky Road’ of Talent Development
Neil McCarthy – Performance Pathway and Talent Manager British Bobsleigh and Skeleton Association
Facilitated by Kevin Renshaw – Pathway Implementation Manager, British Swimming
 10.30Break
 11.00Characteristics of Elite Coaches
Sergio Lara Bercial – Reader in Coaching, Leeds Beckett University
Facilitated by Alan Lynn – National Coach, Scottish Swimming
12.15Lunch
13.00Training Models in a Club Environment
Ryan Livingstone – Head Performance Coach, Newcastle Swim Team
Facilitated by Graeme Antwhistle – National Coach Development and Performance Pathway Manager, Swim Wales
14.00Looking ahead to Tokyo 2020
Bill Furniss – Head Coach, British Swimming
 14.30Conference close

 

Please note this programme is subject to change.

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