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30th May, 2020

Swim England North West, in conjunction with Swim England Talent, will be hosting our annual Regional Coaches Conference on Saturday 30th May 2020 at The Holiday Inn, Leigh between 9am-5pm

The agenda will include:

Implementation of the Optimal Athlete Development Framework and Club Awards into your Club Programme

This will present a case study from a club who have implemented OADF within their club programme.

Developing the Characteristics of the Future Performance Potential Person

This scenario based session will look at how can the coach, athlete and parent work together in order to develop the Future Performance Potential Person’s characteristics and traits.

Athlete Transition through the Daily Training Environment Pathway

This session will present British Swimming data on typical number of different programmes that swimmers have progressed through before reaching the Olympic Team.

It will also highlight the important of ‘right athlete, right environment’.

A retired or current athlete who has been through 2 or 3 programmes will discuss how managing these transitions has been important to their success.

Getting Better, Better

This UK Coaching workshop will explore some of the key concepts and challenges in talent development, and discuss the implications for the coach and their athletes.


  • sharing current academic research regarding talent development and be challenged to apply it to your own contexts,
  • explore the themes of deliberate practice an the 10,000 hour debate, and investigate how to assist athletes to accelerate their development
  • be checked and challenged to reflect on your own coaching practice

Coaches Corner

This will be a group discussion to help coaches ‘problem solve’ key areas of concern.

Update on 2020 Activities for Coaches


Closing Date to book you place is 9am, Wednesday 20th May 2020. 

Places are limited so make sure you book early.


Leigh Sports Village


30th May, 2020

Start Times

9:00 am

End Times

5:00 pm


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