8-10 December 2018
Hangzhou, China
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FINA World Aquatics Convention

FINA Swimming Coaches Golden Clinic 2018: The Way to Success

Fresh from continued successes after the Olympic Games and World Championships, the highest-profile speakers in Aquatics are confirmed to speak at the 4th FINA Swimming Coaches Golden Clinic.  

The Clinic includes the following sessions:

Saturday 8 December
Sunday 9 December
Monday 10 December

10:00 – 11:00

Topic: Quality vs. Quantity, Periodisation of Training Volume

Speaker: Peter Andrew (USA) – Michael Andrew’s Coach


11:30 – 12:30

Topic: The Path to Become a Champion

Speaker: Zhu Zhigen (CHN) – Sun Yang’s Coach


14:00 – 15:00

Topic: Competing as part of a Training Programme

Speaker: Nigel Redman (GBR) – Head of Performance Team Development at British Swimming


15:30 – 16:00

Topic: The Future of Large Scale Data: How to Accelerate National Program Development

Speaker: Tristan Lehari (CAN) – The Co-Founder & CEO of TritonWear 

10:00 – 11:00

Topic: Keys of Long-Distance Training 

Speaker: Stéphane Lecat (FRA)


11:30 – 12:30

Topic: Insights of Coaching a Developed Swimmer 

Speaker: David Lush (AUS) – Emily Seebohm’s Coach


14:00 – 15:00

Topic: Antidoping


  • Benjamin Cohen – Director General, International Testing Agency
  • Olivier Niggli – Director General, WADA
  • Jorge Segura – Chairman, FINA Doping Control Review Panel


15:30 – 16:30

Topic: Swimmers’ Health: Doctors Working with Coaches


  • Prof David Gerrard – Sports Physician, Vice-Chairman of FINA Sports Medicine Committee
  • Dr Kevin Boyd – Sports Orthopaedic Surgeon, Honorary Secretary of FINA Sports Medicine Committee

10:00 – 11:00

Topic: The Resurgence of Canadian Swimming and Athlete Development

Speaker: John Atkinson (CAN) – High Performance Director 


11:30 – 12:30

Topic: Adapting Coaching Style to Different Environments 

Speaker: Xu Guoyi (CHN) – Ye Shiwen’s Coach


14:00 – 15:00

Topic: Coaching Heterogeneous Groups

Speaker: Miguel Angel López (ESP) – FINA Training Center Head Coach


15:30 – 16:30

Topic: Road to Tokyo 2020

Speaker: TBC

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