Our seventh show is with Tom Suckling, a part time coach with Ware Swimming Club. Tom's full time profession is as a learning disability nurse within mental health services and he's currently working at a hospital in Hertfordshire. He's got some great tips on staying engaged, healthy and positive in these difficult times.
Today's discussion is sharing the story from Jack Jackson of Watford Swimming Club. Click here to interact with Jack. Some great ideas for the coaches out there and some lovely messages for the athletes as well.
A great insight with double Olympic Medalist Jazz Carlin. Lots of great insights from some of the challenges she had across her career including missing a home Olympics. Jazz has released some great free resources on her website www.swimwithjazz.co.uk and is very interactive on both Twitter and Instagram through the tag @JazzCarlin
On this episode we speak to Gordon MacLelland, The CEO of Working With Parents In Sport. He's got some great insights for us to help support parents in these difficult times. If you want to know more about the range of resources WWPIS has, head over to www.parentsinsport.co.uk or interact with him on twitter through his tag @_WWPIS.
Today’s show features a great discussion with Reg Lloyd. Reg is one of our best senior athletes in the East Region and he just takes us on a quick journey through how he is managing the current situation and keeping a positive mindset. If you want to interact to Reg he is happy to take question so head over to Instagram and check out @reg_lloyd and if your club is looking for inspiration, Reg’s club are posting daily on their insta story and page - @teamipswich
Richard Shorter - aka Non Perfect Dad, has previously worked with the region before supporting parents. Please check out the Swim England East Region Channel on Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b54Bvp7JR-U&t=21s
We thought it was a great time to get Richard sharing some ideas on how to manage conversations with athletes at this difficult time.
If you want to interact with Richard on twitter he is @nonperfectdad and his website where you can sign up for the webinars are www.sportparentsalliance.mn.co
With so many athletes, parents and coaches facing difficult times due to the currently global situation, we have set up a podcast to help share stories and guidance that we hope will help everyone feel more optimistic. We aim to share resources, ideas and stories on a whole range of areas, covering psychology, nutrition, land work as well as many other themes.
Our first discussion will be with performance coach Ben Higson, who this week put out a great article on how we can reframe this situation so many of us find ourselves in. The article discussed can be found here: https://www.swimireland.ie/news/ben-higson-see-this-as-an-opportunity