Scandic Star Hotel
224 78 Lund
We are happy to welcome you to the 6th World Aquatic Development Conference. The program and speakers will be presented at this page from June 2021.
To download a invitation with updated speakers (Right now this is 2020 speakers, we will update this when 2022 speakers arrive), please click here!
Our goal is to bring in thought provocative speakers with the intention to develop swimming. Our WADC 2022 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. We are just starting to look for speakers and if you are interested in speaking at our conference, please send us an abstract or idea of what you would like to talk about.
To download a invitation with updated speakers 2020, please click here!
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.
|13:00-13:15||Welcome and information|
|The path to revolution: Culture,
hard work, and knowledge
PART 1 (Coaches)
|Q&A Part 1|
|An Elite Coaches Perspective
on the culture of Youth Swimming
|Revisiting the Youth Sports Model|
|19:00-||Dinner at Scandic Resturant
(Needs to be pre-booked)
This is the day when we all meet up, Competitive Coaches and Learn To Swim. What is the culture and the quality that we are trying to achieve or change?
|COMPETITIVE TRACK||LEARN TO SWIM TRACK|
|A look at force development by swimmers in water and how it correlates to their force development on land.|
|Swimming as culture|
|11:15-11:30||What is Physical Literacy?|
|13:00-13:45||Robert Reid||13:00-13:45||Egil Galaaen Gjølme|
|14:00-14:45||Ulrika Sandmark||14:00-15:00||Break out Session|
PART 2 (Athletes)
|15:15-16:00||Lauren Boyle||15:30-16:15||Maria Jæger|
|A swimmers view of Swimming Culture||Serious Play|
|Is there a new activity model needed in the overall childhood swimming
experience that is not provided by learn to swim nor competitive swimming?
|Meet new people, get new ideas, solve problems!|
|19:00-||Dinner at Scandic Restaurant (Needs to be pre-booked)|
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?
|COMPETITIVE TRACK||LEARN TO SWIM TRACK|
|Why change a winning concept||Kinesthetic Magic|
|09:30-10:15||Steve Schaffer||09:30-10:15||Shane Gould|
|The use of Metrics and Data collection in training||How can you identify the need for change?|
|10:30-11:15||Joanne Love||10:45-11:30||Liselotte Christensen|
|How Effective Goals Protect the Athlete Mind||Didacticism|
|11:30-12:00||Craig Robertson||11:30-12:00||Ray Lau|
|The Effects of Pre-Race Apneas on Swimming Performance||How can Swimming Teacher Competencies be Developed|
|13:00-13:45||Dirk Marshall||13:00-14:00||Breakout sessions|
|Youth Sport Policies||Listen, Talk or Do|
|14:00-14:45||David Salo||14:15-14:45||Egil Galaaen Gjølme|
|Q&A Part 2||Water competence for the New arrival|
|15:15-16:00||Lauren Boyle||15:15-16:00||Karen Baildon|
|A change in the Career Distance Swimmer Model||Fast tracking Independent Drowning Prevention Skills in Under 3´s|
|16:15-17:00||Panel||16:15-17:00||Thorbjörn Holmberg/ Marianne Lager|
|Meet new people, get new ideas, solve problems!||Changes takes time|
|19:30-||Banquette (Needs to be pre-booked)|
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.
|COMPETITIVE TRACK||LEARN TO SWIM TRACK|
|09:00-09:45||Dirk Marshall||09:00-09:45||Liselotte Christensen|
|Youth Swimming and Scheduling||Fearfull Swimmers|
|10:15-11:00||David Salo||10:15-11:00||Maria Jæger|
|Q&A Part 3||Parenting guiding|
|4D swimming- A new perspective||What should we teach and why? Water Competence
|13:00-13:45||Steve Schaffer||13:00-13:45||Majbritt Mørk|
|Swimlessons and Youth Swimming||Why music in baby and
|14:30-15:00||Thank You and Evaluation|
|15:00||Coffee To Go|
“My teammates and I were so glad to attend WADC from 2012 to 2020. 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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Abstract and Posters
World Aquatic Development Conference (WADC) 2022 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 13th-16th January 2022. WADC 2022 will consists of two different tracks, Competitive swimming and Learn to Swim. Competitive Swimming will start Thursday the 13th January at 13.00 and end Sunday the 16th January at 15.00. Learn to swim will start Friday the 14th January at 09.00, and end Sunday the 16th at 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 David Salo, coach at USC, 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 – 45 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 (original price, not based on earlybird price). 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 1st September 2021. 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.
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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.