Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


Rugby Advises Swimming

2 June 2005
Media Release
For immediate Release

Rugby Advises Swimming

John Mitchell, former All Black Coach and Super 14 Coach will present to the New Zealand Swim Coaches and Teachers at their annual conference this Queens Birthday weekend, on the secrets of coaching and getting the best out of your squad in Hamilton.

John's attention to detail and working with elite athletes at the top will give swimming coaches key strategies for creating the best in an athlete. His skill in talent identification, growing the skills, and maintain performance under pressure are issues swim coaches will hear in order to enhance their coaching skills.

"Coaching is a process supported by an art" John Mitchell said.

The conference will be held in Hamilton at the Kingsgate Conference Centre Te Rapa, Hamilton from Friday 3rd June to Monday 6th June 2005.

As well as John Mitchell, a line up of Olympic Coaches and members of coaching teams from various sports, will come together to offer the best of the best in sports coaching.

Australian Olympic Swim Coach Leigh Nugent produces and manages some of the best swimmers in the world. His focus at this Conference is talent identification and training for specific events.

Brett Smith, exercise physiologist with the New Zealand rowing elite team since 1994, will discuss physiological conditioning.

Graeme Robson, Badminton Coach and Coach Support Manager for the New Zealand Academy of Sport will present Coaching in the 21st century.

Kirk Marks, head of Austswim Australia will address both coaches and teachers.

Internationally recognised infant and preschool aquatic experts from Australia and the United States will also be conducting theory and practical sessions at the national conference. Can babies go under water? Yes, just watch 'em!

President of the Swim Coaches and Teachers Association Horst Meihe said "This is by far the best line up we have had in 10 years of conferences. These coaches will discuss a wide variety of subjects, going into depth, beyond just one or 2 key speakers."


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Reuben Moss' Property is Theft! & Kaitani at The Physics Room

Property is Theft! continues Moss’ interest in the contemporary urban environment as a space controlled by pulsing and unequal flows of capital and labour. Kaitani features work by the University of Canterbury Fijian Students Association and Kulimoe’anga Stone Maka. More>>

Handcrafted Form: Rare Treasures From Japan

This unique exhibition at Expressions Whirinaki represents 90 everyday objects made by contemporary Japanese artisans who employ various traditional craft techniques made in regional workshops. The works used in daily life are crafted from raw materials with techniques appropriate to bringing out the best of its medium, balancing ease of use with aesthetic appeal. More>>

Howard Davis Article: A Musical Axis - Brahms, Wagner, Sibelius

Brahms' warm and exquisitely subtle Symphony No. 3 in F major, Wagner's irrepressibly sentimental symphonic poem Siegfried Idyll, and Sibelius' chilling and immensely challenging Violin Concerto in D minor exemplify distinct stages of development in a tangled and convoluted series of skirmishes that came to define subsequent disputes about the nature of post-Romantic orchestral writing well into the following century. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: A Pale Ghost Writer

Reviewed by Ruth Brassington, Richard Flanagan's new novel is about a novelist hastily ghost-writing the biography of a crook about to go to trial. The reader is kept on a cliff-edge, as the narrator tries to get blood out of his stone man. More>>

New Zealand Wars Commemoration: Witi Ihimaera's Sleeps Standing Moetū

The second of several articles to mark Rā Maumahara, remembering the New Zealand Land Wars. The first was a Q&A with Vincent O’Malley, author of The Great War for New Zealand: Waikato 1800–2000. More>>




  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland