Scandic Star Hotel
224 78 Lund
We are happy to welcome you to the 5th World Aquatic Development Conference. The 2020 conference will present a fantastic lineup of innovative scientists, coaches, and elite athletes. At our competitive track we look into the sustainability of clubs and coaching. How to keep the good ideas and leave the bad ones behind. Our Learn to swim track will look into the Physical literacy. Developing skills for everyone, at all ages and (dis)abilities.
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Our goal is to bring in thought provocative speakers with the intention to develop swimming. Our WADC 2020 mix of scientists, swimmers and coaches from all over the world has a reputation to think outside the “box” and create their own path to success. For a club that is in development you have to successfully keep the good ideas when a coach end the employment. If you are a coach, how do you sort out the good from the bad? How much trial and error can you afford? Learn from some of the best in the world and maybe, you do not need to make the same mistakes as they did… Out list of speakers are updating constantly, come back to the page every now and then to see it grow!
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Abstract and Posters
World Aquatic Development Conference (WADC) 2020 is open up for the possibilities to present a scientific research or a presentation of applied practice, like experiences from a project, developing an education, presenting your swim club or swim school.
WADC take place in Lund, Sweden between 9th-12th January 2020. WADC 2020 will consists of two different tracks, Competitive swimming and Learn to Swim. Competitive Swimming will start Thursday the 9th January at 13.00 and end Sunday the 12th January about 15.00. Learn to swim will start Friday the 10th January at 09.00, and end Sunday the 12th at about 15.00. 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 was first organized in 2012, and is a biannual conference which is now one of the largest swimming conferences in Europe. The conference is organized by Swedish Center for Aquatic Research, a non-profit organization. The conference has a mix of scientists, coaches and athletes that share their experiences. Past speakers have included Jon Rudd, coach of Ruta Meilutyte, Great Britain coach of the year Patrick Miley, swimming legend and Phd. Shane Gould, and head Olympic coach from the USA, Teri McKeever, who has coached swimmers to 17 Olympic medals. Athletes as Dana Vollmer and Allison Wagner has spoken. Dr. Joan Duda, Dr. Gunnar Breivik, Dr John Hoberman, Dr. Marte Berntzen is some of the scientist who has presented during the years.
Abstracts must be submitted in English with a maximum of 750 words. The abstract should describe an original scientific work or your own applied practice. The abstract must include the title of your abstract and speak, authors name and e-mail. It must be the author of the abstract who speak at WADC.
We will offer between 10 – 30 minutes presentation.
The presenting authors who have an abstract or posters accepted will have to register with the conference to confirm their presentation. Presenters will be offered a reduction of 500 SEK for the registration fee. If the authors fail to register the abstract, poster and the presentation will be deleted from the final program.
Applied practice. An applied practice presentation is an opportunity to share findings from applied practice. The presentation could include findings from or reflections on applied work. These sessions should be particularly useful for practitioners and those members on supervised experience and/or seeking re-/accreditation. The aim of such abstracts is to allow practitioners to broadcast evidenced-based practice. Authors are encouraged to explain how the results of the work have contributed to knowledge and practice in the field.
All posters must be written entirely in English
Deadlines to send in abstract and posters is 15th October. Send in to: email@example.com
Read more about WADC at our website: www.wadc.se
WADC can occasionally accept abstracts after the deadline has passed – potential submissions will be judged on a case by case basis. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Our first day is for our competitive coaches. This will set the tone of the conference and we will get some things to think about during the rest of the weekend.
This is the day when we all meet up, Competitive Coaches and Learn To Swim.
After a great day of lectures it is time for our Banquette, last time we had magic and music, what will it be this year?
Our last day and it is time to tie up all the lose ends. As we bid farwell we will have some questions for you to answer when you get back home.
“My teammates and I were so glad to attend WADC from 2012 to 2018. In those conferences, many presentations and stories from those great speakers always inspired us with their unique perspective and passion. From then, those new ideas were inputted into my swimming programs. By attending Brainswim training with theory and practice’s sessions , other than skill learning, it really helped us to identify the core value of teaching and to setup a roadmap for future development. Last but not least, we made a good network with those participants from all over the world and we had time to share valuable experience from each other. I highly recommend instructors to attend WADC 2020 and hope to meet you there. Cheers!”
“Lambertseter Swimclub is one of the biggest swimming clubs in Norway with 3200 members. It is a non-profit organization, as most of the swim clubs and swim schools in are in Norway. We are a swim club with high ambitions in sport and organizational. We came to WADC 2018 because we have a focus on education and continuous competence refills. In addition, we look at WADC as a good social arena for us, and also a possibility to extend our network within swimming”.
Lambertseter Swimclub from Oslo, Norway came to WADC 2018 with 7 participants. At the picture you see Kjersti, Anette and Caroline.
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Lund is located in Southern part of Sweden, close to Malmö and Copenhagen (Denmark).
The closest international airport to Lund is Copenhagen Airport (also known as Kastrup) in Denmark. The journey time by train from the airport to Lund is about 35 min. Check tickets now, many airlines, like SAS and Norwegian, have campaigns right now – that can give you cheaper tickets.
The closest local airport to Lund is Malmö Sturup. It has some international flights from destination within Europe and flights from other Swedish airport including Stockholm. There is buss connection between Malmö Airport and Lund, or you can get a taxi.
Lund is located on the main railway line from Malmö to several different destinations as Berlin, Oslo, Stockholm and Gothenburg.To book ticket or find more information please visit www.sj.se
There are car and passenger ferry connection to southern Sweden from Germany with Scandlines and TT-lines and from Poland with Polferies. There is also connection via Denmark from Gernamy and UK.