Bridging the Gap Between Science & Training

The European Aquatics (LEN) has for the first time established a programme of coach education for 2023, led by the coach education commission together with the technical committees.
The "LEN Coaching Clinic for High Performance Swimming - Bridging the Gap between science and training" is aimed at scientists and coaches at elite level and is supported by World Aquatics.

It will take place from 5 to 7 September 2023 at the Sports Science Faculty of Leipzig University.

This event is a "Biomecanics and Medicine in Swimming (BMS)" satellite event.


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Time Table & Keynote Speakers

5 September (13:00-18:30):

  • Opening ceremony (representatives of LEN, Word Aquatics, Leipzig University, BMS Steering Group)

  • Michael Peyrebrune (Loughborough University, GB): “Sports science application: examples of research that has driven best practice in British Swimming in the last 10 years”

  • Lars Johansen (Danish Swimming Federation, DEN): “Interventions to enhance sleep volume and quality for the Danish Olympic swim team before and during the 2020 Tokyo games"

  • Santiago Veiga (Polytechnic University of Madrid, ESP): “An in-depth look at the fastest components of swimming races"

6 September (09:00-12:00):

  • Sander Schreven & Roald van der Vliet (InnoSportLab, NED): “Starts and Turns in Swimming: Applying Science to Practice”

  • James Gibson (World Aquatics, GB): “Race analysis data and its application to the daily training of elite sprint athletes”

7 September (12:00-14:30):

  • Pool side demonstration and engagement with industry partners

Organisational information

Registration fee: 100,00 €

  • LEN will waive the fee for the first 50 participants (max. 1 per European Federation)
  • Registration fee includes participation’s kit, coffee break on 5 & 6 September and lunch on 6 September

Registration link:
 You can register via this LINK

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We are proud to welcome you at the Sports Science Faculty of Leipzig University

Arrival from Leipzig Central Station:
Tram 3 (direction Knautkleeberg)
Tram 7 (direction Böhlitz-Ehrenberg)
Tram 15 (direction Miltitz)
Station: Sportforum Süd

Your journey to Leipzig:
From Leipzig/Halle airport the regional train takes you in 12 mins to Leipzig Central Station.
The Frankfurt am Main, Munich and Berlin Brandenburg Airports are well-connected to Leipzig thanks to the fast ICE (Intercity Express) trains. More information.

Sportwissenschaftliche Fakultät der Universität Leipzig, Jahnallee 59, 04109 Leipzig
Station: Sportforum Süd