The fourth World Aquatic Development Conference has been announced in Lund, Sweden from 11th-14th January 2018.
Taking place at the newly renovated Scandic Star Hotel, at WADC you get a unique possibility to extend your network of swimming, get new knowledge, new ideas and get inspired by speakers and by meeting other participants. We will have interesting speakers, workshops, discussions, exhibitors and lot of possibilities to meet new colleagues of swimming.
WADC 2018 consists of two different tracks, Competitive Swimming and Learn to Swim. Competitive Swimming will start Thursday 11th January 13:00 and end Sunday 14th January 16:00. Learn to Swim will start Friday 12th January 10:00, and end Sunday 14th 16:00.
At Learn to Swim there will be two main subjects: Sport, Swimming and Social Entrepreneurship, and Quality and Engagement in the Swim School.
Quality and Engagement in the Swim School
How to provide quality and create engagement in your own teaching, and how to engage and keep your teachers (staff). For many providers of swim schools there is continuing work to get enough swim teachers and to get good swim teachers. And when you get a good one, how should you work to keep them? How do you work to keep up your own engagement in your teaching?
Sport, Swimming and Social Entrepreneurship
From both a lifesaving perspective, but also a cultural and a social perspective; all people should learn to swim. But not all have the same possibilities. How could your organisation and you as a swim teacher work to make this happen, to become more socially responsible? Get more knowledge and become inspired by researchers and practitioner in the fields.
Through our Competitive Swimming program we will embark on a journey around the world of swimming. What do they do in Japan to deliver swimmer at such high technical level year after year? What is the impact of Long Term Athletic Development (LTAD) in Canada? Did LTAD Deliver? Physicians, doctors, strength coaches, analysts and sport psychologist all have a place in teams around the world. What is the impact and how do we implement them in our programs? What should you think about as a coach when one of your swimmers attending college in US?
WADC was first organised in 2012, and is a biannual conference which is now one of the largest in Europe. The conference is organized by the Swedish Center for Aquatic Research, a non-profit organisation. Past speakers have included Jon Rudd, coach of Ruta Meilutyte; Great Britain coach of the year, Patrick Miley; swimming legend Shane Gould; and head Olympic coach from the USA, Teri McKeever, who has coached swimmers to 17 Olympic medals. Athletes include Dana Vollmer and Allison Wagner.