Contact Info


January 12-15, 2023

Scandic Star Hotel
Glimmervägen 5,
224 78 Lund

Conference Will Start in


About The Conference

Choose between two different tracks

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 2022.

To download a invitation with updated speakers (Right now this is 2020 speakers, we will update this when 2023 speakers arrive), please click here!

Time Schedule

Our timeschedule is still changing as we add speakers to the program. We will keep the start and end of the conference the same so you can book your tickets to the conference.

Conference App

With our app you can always stay on top of what is happening at the conference. You will get updates, schedule and news right in your mobile device.

Get New Friends

Meeting new friends at our conference is very easy. In 2020 we had 23 countries attend and more 350 coaches and speakers. With small events like “matchmaking” and “openstage” you can always find interesting cooperations.

Meet Our Speakers

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!

Day 1 , January 12th, 2023

Prepare your mind

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.


12:00-13:00 Registration
13:00-13:15 Welcome and information
13:15-14:00 TBA
14:15-15:00 TBA
15:30-16:15 TBA
16:30-17:15 TBA
17:30-18:15 TBA
Day 2 , January 13th, 2022

Understanding Water

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?


08:45-09:30 TBA 08:30-10:00 Registration
10:00-10:15 Opening Cermony
10:15-11:00 TBA
11:15-11:30 TBA
11:15-12:00 TBA
13:00-13:45 TBA 13:00-13:45 TBA
14:00-14:45 TBA 14:00-15:00 TBA
  “TBA   TBA
15:15-16:00 TBA 15:30-16:15 TBA
16:15-17:00 TBA
18:00-19:00 Match-making
  Meet new people, get new ideas, solve problems!
19:00- Dinner at Scandic Restaurant (Needs to be pre-booked)
Day 3 , January 14th, 2023

The Banquette Day

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?


08:30-09:15 TBA
08:30-09:15 TBA
09:30-10:15 TBA 09:30-10:15 TBA
10:30-11:15 TBA 10:45-11:30 TBA
11:30-12:00 TBA 11:30-12:00 TBA
13:00-13:45 TBA 13:00-14:00 Breakout sessions
14:00-14:45 TBA 14:15-14:45 TBA
15:15-16:00 TBA 15:15-16:00 TBA
16:15-17:00 Panel 16:15-17:00 TBA
19:30- Banquette (Needs to be pre-booked)
Day 4 , January 15th, 2023

Tie it all up

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.


09:00-09:45 TBA 09:00-09:45 TBA
10:15-11:00 TBA 10:15-11:00 TBA
11:00-11:45 TBA 11:15-12:00 TBA
13:00-13:45 TBA 13:00-13:45 TBA
14:00-14:30 TBA
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!”

    Ray Cheng
    CEO Of Onkel Ray Swimschool
  • “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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Posters and Abstracts

Abstract and Posters

World Aquatic Development Conference (WADC) 2023 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 12th-15th January 2023. WADC 2023 will consists of two different tracks, Competitive swimming and Learn to Swim. Competitive Swimming will start Thursday the 12th January at 13.00 and end Sunday the 15th January at 15.00. Learn to swim will start Friday the 13th January at 09.00, and end Sunday the 15th 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

  • Authors are responsible for setting up and removing their posters
  • Materials to pin the posters will be provided
  • Maximum size 119 cm high and 84 cm wide
  • Handwritten posters are not accepted
  • A poster printed on 1 large sheet is welcome
  • Text must be easily readable at a 1.5 m distance


Deadlines to send in abstract and posters is 1st September 2022. Send in to:

Read more about WADC at our website:


WADC can occasionally accept abstracts after the deadline has passed – potential submissions will be judged on a case by case basis. Please contact for more information.

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4 Day Pass

Competitive Swimming
  • Coffee Breaks
  • Lunch (Fri-Sun)
  • Access to conference chat, lecture notes and conference app
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3 Day Pass

Learn to Swim
  • Coffee Breaks
  • Lunch (Fri-Sun)
  • Access to conference chat, lecture notes and conference app
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Digital Pass

Digital Pass
  • Live stream
  • Acces to all exhibitors
  • Access to conference chat, lecture notes and conference app
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Exhibitor pass

  • Booth up to 5m²
  • Lunch and coffee all four days for one person
  • Participation at the conference (speaks and workshop) is included for one person
  • In the exhibition area, there will be table you can use. (All other material you need to bring/fix by your selves)
  • You will get your logo at our webpage and in the program
  • Digital plattform to meet customers from all over the world
  • Online meeting schedule for your client meetings
  • Name, logo and presentation in the conference app
  • You get a short presentation (3 min) before one of the lectures
  • Possibilities to put product or information in the participants bag
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Contact us

Phone: +46(0)462740061


Venue and Hotel

Scandic Star, Glimmervägen 5, 22478, Lund, Sweden +46 (0) 46-285 25 00 For room reservation use code: “BWOR110123” and use the following webpage to make your reservation &


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

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.

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