Connecting with Coaches Sessions

Swim England have planned their next three connecting with coaches sessions running over the next three months. 

The Menstrual Cycle: Part 2

Date: Thursday 25th November

Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm (latest)

Open to: All disciplines

Following on from part 1, we will further explore how fluctuations in hormones throughout the menstrual cycle and their associated symptoms, may interact with training and performance. We will also discuss contraceptive types and phases of the cycle. This session will again be led by Dr. Natalie Brown.

Part 1 resources:

Relative Eating Deficiency in Sport (REDS) and the Connection with Weighing Athletes

Date: Tuesday 7th December

Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm (latest)

Open to: All disciplines

We will cover the reasoning behind the Swim England statement and stance with views from the safeguarding team. We will also have a presentation on REDS plus a coach and athlete Q&A about managing disordered eating while training.

Critical Velocity

Date: Wednesday 12th January

Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm (latest)

Open to: Swimming

Application of the Critical Speed concept in a swimming context, examining testing, training prescription and monitoring in performance athletes. This session will be led by Chris Alderton, Head Coach, Team Bath AS and Eva Piatrikova, PhD Research fellow in applied sports physiology at University of Bath & Head of Physiology at Swimming Strong.

To book into any of these sessions please email

Posted by Swim England South West on November 11th 2021

Loading... Updating page...