The Clinic is over and was a big success. On April 14th and 15th, 2015 the University of Tennessee and Mark Kredich hosted the School of Thought Swim Clinic. This clinic featured Jan Olbrecht along with Mark
Glauth, Bill Boomer and Sean
Jan is recognized as one of the world’s foremost experts in the application of lactate testing to training design. His book “The Science of Winning” has become one of the most influential books written on training theory for swimming. Since the publication of the book 20 years ago, Olbrecht’s theories have been further validated on thousands of world class athletes who have won hundreds of World Championship and Olympic medals. This lecture series marks the first time that Jan has spoken in the US in this century.
Jan speaks to the coaches during a session on the training effects of various swim exercises.
Mark is known to a very few coaches, but those who know him recognize him as one of the brightest minds in our sport. Mark has developed a measurement instrument known as the “Rotty”, a towing machine, which has given him the ability to measure a swimmer’s velocity with accuracy to of 1/100th of an inch and 1/1000th of a second. This degree of accuracy has allowed us to test a number of techniques, body positions, suit models, and swimming strategies that have helped to shape the way we swim at Tennessee. Mark will be here to talk about some really interesting things he’s seen in analyzing a tremendous amount of data.
Boomer is one of the most influential coaches in swimming history, and one of the foremost minds in the sport. He will be working with swimmers in the pool, both on and off the Rotty. This is a rare opportuntity for some extended insight into seeing swimming through Boomer’s eyes.
Sean is one of the most forward thinking and accomplished coaches in United States Swimming. Sean is so forward thinking that he moved out of the sport and is now heads up IKKOS, LLC. IKKOS applies advances in neuroscience – neuroplasticity – to learning movement patterns. Sean will talk with coaches about what he’s learned from the fields of neuroscience and motor learning and how he sees these advances being applied to modern swim coaching.
Tuesday, April 14
8:45 AM -‐ breakfast and introduction by Matt Kredich
9:30 AM –11:30 AM – Olbrecht Lecture 1: Levels of Aerobic Training for Capacity and Power
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM - Mark Glauth – Updates for swim coaches from the frontiers of measurement – What we’re finding out about velocity in the water.
12:45 PM – 1:30 PM – lunch break
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM – Sean Hutchison – Updates for coaches from the Frontiers of Neuroscience and Motor Learning
2:45 – 4:15 PM -‐ Olbrecht Lecture 2 – “Methods for Monitoring Training Intensity”
6:30 PM – Coaches Social
Wednesday, April 15
2 breakout groups of 25-‐30 – Each group had a 3 hour seminar with Jan Olbrecht and a unique learning experience with Bill Boomer, Sean Hutchison, Mark Glauth, and Matt Kredich.
8:00 AM –11:00 AM – Olbrecht Seminar 1 (25-30 people) Training Design Seminar – Building training exercises and using periodization templates. Jan also used examples from running, rowing, cycling and triathlon to contrast swimming with these sports.
8:00 AM – 11:00 AM – Pool and classroom session with Matt Kredich, Mark Glauth, Bill Boomer, Sean Hutchison
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM – Lunch
1:00 PM –4:00 PM – Olbrecht Seminar 2 (25-‐30 people) Training Design Seminar – Building training exercises and using periodization templates. Jan also used examples from running, rowing, cycling and triathlon to contrast swimming with these sports.
1:00 PM –4:00 PM – Pool and classroom session with Bill Boomer, and Mark Glauth, Matt Kredich
4:00 PM – Clinic ends.
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