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FINA’s official networking and knowledge-sharing clinic for the coaching community.

Swim coaches and national team managers will receive insight on what it takes to coach elite swimmers as they ‘Go for Gold’.

Hear from some of the biggest names in coaching as they offer details on the training programmes of our champions and present the challenges faced in preparing these athletes.

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Sunday 4 December
Monday 5 December

08:45-09:00 – Welcome and official opening

Dr. Julio Cesar Maglione, President, FINA – View speaker profile

09:00-10:30 – Session 1: Coaching the best swimmer of all time

Bob Bowman, Men’s Olympic Head Coach, USA Swimming – View speaker profile

11:00-12:30 – Session 2a: Coach with emerging technologies

Advancing Swimming Through Big Data
Mr. Tristan Lehari, Founder, Tritonwear – View speaker profile

Video Analysis as a Powerful Tool to Coach
Mr. Glenn Mills, Co-funder, GoSwim – View speaker profile

Swimming Power Test and its applications
Dr Genadijus Sokolovas, Senior Physiologist, Global Sports Technology – View speaker profile

Effects of light feedback on swimming performance
Alessandro Buresta, Founder, Indico Technologies – View speaker profile

Using video technology in swimming performance analysis
Christoph Trautner, CONTEMPLAS GmbH – View speaker profile

11:00-12:30 – Session 2b: 'Enhancing Performance with Golden Sport Science and Medicine!'

11.00: Welcome and Introduction
Chair Dr. Margo Mountjoy, FINA Sport Medicine Bureau Liaison – View speaker profile

11.00-11.30 Eating to Win! Nutrition for Aquatic Coaches
Prof. Ron Maughan, University of Aberdeen, (GBR) – View speaker profile

11.30-12.00: Open Water Swimmer Safety: Coaches’ Role
Prof. David Gerrard, University of Otago, (NZL) – View speaker profile

Dr Kevin Boyd, (GBR) – View speaker profile

12.00-12.30: The Traveling Aquatic Athlete: How to Keep Them Healthy
Prof. Wayne Derman, University of Cape Town, (ZAF) – View speaker profile

14:00-15:30 – Session 3a: Pool-based workshops

Chair Dr. Lee Schofield, Chair Scientific Organising Committee, (CAN)

13.00 – 13.30
Transportation to the Aquatics Centre

(Choice of 3 from 5 Workshops (20 min each))

Workshop A: In the flick of a wrist:  how to prevent career-ending wrist injuries in diving
Dr. Saul Marks, University of Toronto (CAN) – View speaker profile

Workshop B: In-Water Retrieval & Resuscitation
Dr. Kevin Boyd, Great Britain Dr. Mohamed Diop, Senegal – View speaker profile

Workshop C: Composing training series based on VO2 and lactate kinetics
Prof. Ricardo Pinto Fernandes (POR) – View speaker profile

Workshop D: Optimizing performance through nutrition
Dr. Sherry Robertson (CAN)

Workshop E: Metabolic Profiling in elite swimmers – testing in the pool to determine aerobic & glycolytic capacities
Sebastian Weber, STAPS (GER)

14:00-15:30 – Session 3b: Enhancing performance with golden sport science and medicine

The winning mental game
Prof. Peter Jensen Ph.D, Founder, Performance Coaching Inc. – View speaker profile

Coaching young athletes: the IOC Youth Athlete Development Model
Prof. Jean Côté Ph.D, Director, Queen’s University, School of Kinesiology and Health Studies – View speaker profile

Maximising taper in Aquatics
Dr. Iñigo Mujika, Sports Training and Physiologist, Iñigo Mujika Physiology and Training – View speaker profile

Helping Coaches through The Physiology and Biophysics of Swimming
Dr. Joel Stager, Director, Counsilman Center for Science of Swimming – View speaker profile

16:00-17:30 – Session 4: How do you reach your dream?

Fred Vergnoux, Coach, Royal Spanish Swimming Federation – View speaker profile

09:00-10:30 – Session 5: How to manage the pressure during Olympic and World Competition

David Marsh, Women’s Olympic Head Coach, USA Swimming – View speaker profile

11:00-12:30 – Session 6: Technology driving swimming success

Magnus Kjellberg, Coach and Swim Analyst, Japan Swimming – View speaker profile

13:30-15:00 – Session 7: Coaching an aspiring Olympic gold medallist

Ben Titley, Head Coach, Canada Swimming – View speaker profile

15:30-17:00 – Session 8: Winning programme for an Olympic cycle

Bill Furniss, Head Coach, British Swimming – View speaker profile

17:00-17:15 – Final notes and closing

Cornel Marculescu, Executive Director, FINA – View speaker profile

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