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ipc swimming european championships berlin 2011 british gas gbr disability swimming team media guide ­ ­ ­

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contents media contacts media protocol newcomer s guide to swimming beginner s guide to classification british gas gbr disability swimming team staff list of events schedule of events athlete profiles men athlete profiles women staff profiles personal bests records and rankings selection policy qualifying times men qualifying times women partners www.swimming.org ipc swimming european championships 2011 ­ contents >

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media contacts in berlin gemma field ­ senior communications officer m +447917 726 431 e gemma.field@swimming.org for media in the uk ruth gross ­ senior communications officer m 07917 794 382 t 01509 640229 e ruth.gross@swimming.org www.swimming.org ­ ­ ­ media contacts useful websites british swimming www.swimming.org/britishswimming official event website www.ecswimming2011.com ipc www.ipc-swimming.org

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media protocol the media protocol has been designed to help achieve an understanding between all media and those representing british swimming it aims to create opportunities for the media as well as appreciate the commitments of athletes and staff this media protocol will be utilised leading up to and during all international competitions the protocol recognises that everybody is present at a major competition to do a job ­ whether they are athletes coaching staff or the media each group experiences its own pressure to deliver however consideration of each other s circumstances roles and responsibilities will help ensure everybody has a successful and productive experience access to the national performance director during competition media requests in relation to the national performance director should go through the media liaison those wishing to put a question to the national performance director should provide as much notice as possible so the media liaison can identify a window of opportunity to respond if the national performance director is unable to respond in person the media liaison will pass on their views during the competition the national performance director will only give views on the performances of british athletes and the team as a whole due to the demands of the job at hand the national performance director s time will be limited so as much prior notice to any requests would be greatly appreciated access to british coaches during competition after the final event of the day a coach or coaches with relevance to that evening s finals will be available to the media at a location within the venue this will be coordinated through the media liaison these coaches will only speak on their athlete s performance comments on the overall team performance will only be given by the national performance director access to athletes or coaching staff during competition requests for interviews with athletes or team coaching staff must go through the media liaison whereas media deadlines will always be considered these interviews will be arranged at a time the athlete or coach can be made available this is obviously due to the demands of the competition on time athletes and team coaches will only comment on their relevant performances overall comments will be provided by the national performance director via the media liaison www.swimming.org ipc swimming european championships 2011 ­ ­ ­ media protocol

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access to athletes and coaches will be limited to the official mixed zone press conferences or through prior arrangements made via the media liaison all athletes will be encouraged to speak to the media however due to the need to recover by swimming/warming down immediately after an event time in the mixed zone will be limited and it is envisaged the media will collect at a good vantage point to be informed as a group rather than as individuals the swimmers have between three to six minutes from the time they ve finished their race to get to the swim down pool within this time there is a need to service all areas of the mixed zone broadcast and print fairly the swim down pool is off limits to all media as indicated by accreditation no member of the british swimming squad will be available at swim down the media liaison will try to obtain quotes from athletes if for whatever reason access has been limited further these will hopefully be provided before swim-down or drug testing if it is not possible to meet these needs then interviews may take place following warm-down where a swimmer has an event the next morning there will be no post swimdown interviews that evening if an athlete has achieved a notable result their specific coach will also be encouraged to make themselves available to the media at the end of the session the media liaison or team manager will be present during interviews the media liaison and team manager will always consider special requests made by the media when an athlete has finished their final event of the championships they will be free to consider additional media requests made via the media liaison efforts will be made to meet these as long as they don t impact on the rest of the team media not present at the championships not all media will be accredited for international events but the media liaison and media team in the uk will try to look after all enquiries via phone or email the same protocols should be followed athletes staff or the national performance director should not be contacted directly their time is limited and therefore the media liaison will arrange for information to be forwarded at a convenient moment british swimming encourages the sport to be covered by all media present or not present however all media should understand that priority has to be given to those who are in attendance at the event efforts will be made to meet all requests and british swimming asks that protocol be respected at all times miscellaneous all media requests will be considered on their individual merits and decisions made in the best interests of british swimming several requests for separate interviews at the same time will be dealt with in order of deadlines media with the tightest deadline will be dealt with first www.swimming.org ipc swimming european championships 2011 ­ ­ ­ media protocol if photographers require access to members of the squad for non-action shots away from the competition then all requests should be made through the media liaison for all media interviews athletes and staff will only wear british swimming kit supplied for the event by the team sponsor apart from unbranded swimsuits all interviews will only involve representatives of the british swimming team no persons outside of the team will be allowed to contribute to an interview involving a british swimming squad member no team member or programme-supported athlete is allowed to be part of any media team during camps or competitions or to disclose or discuss activities during these events there will be no access to athletes or coaching staff at the team hotel it is requested that this privacy be respected all media enquiries should be made to the media liaison if unavailable the media should approach the team manager the media liaison and team manager must both be aware of all media activity athletes can only talk about their own performance coaches can only comment on athletes in their own specific group and not the overall team performance the national performance director can talk on the overall team and all matters support staff are unable to comment on perfrormance.

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newcomer s guide to swimming swimmers often talk using their own abbreviations and words that do not apply to the outside world below is a simple glossary of the most frequent terms used pb personal best time splits this is the time at each 50m turn swimmers will monitor these to see how they paced a race taper a swimmer will `taper prior to any major competition what this means is that they will rest they will cut back the amount of training they do each day and decrease the intensity also a swimmer may swim over 12 000m a day during heavy training however they will swim as little as a few hundred metres the day before an event free freestyle or front crawl breast breaststroke fly butterfly back backstroke i.m individual medley butterfly backstroke breaststroke freestyle in a medley relay the order is changed so that backstroke is first this addresses the fact that backstrokers cannot do a dive to start a race four swimmers compete in one of the following strokes in the following order backstroke breaststroke butterfly freestyle swim-down a recovery exercise that takes place several minutes after a swimmer completes their race they will swim at a low intensity in another pool in order to rid the body of lactic acid which would have accumulated in the muscles after high-intensity swims long course long course events are those held in a 50m pool shaving-down most swimmers shave the hair from their bodies for a big meet although they will remove almost all of their body hair the actual intention is to remove the top layer of skin from the body this increases the sensitivity and feel for the water even though many swimmers wear all-over body suits shaving remains a key psychological measure in getting prepared for a race the eight fastest swimmers from the heats will compete in the final the lane order for the finals is decided from times in the heats or semi-finals the fastest qualifier will swim in lane 4 the second fastest in lane 5 third fastest in lane 3 fourth in lane 6 fifth in lane 2 sixth in lane 7 seventh in lane 1 and eight in lane 8 theoretically this creates a spearhead format in the race for the duration of the world championships the onestart rule will apply should any swimmer perform a false start they will be disqualified from the race any swimmer who is moving before the start will be disqualified at the end of the race the start should go ahead regardless of the disqualification www.swimming.org ipc swimming european championships 2011 ­ ­ ­ newcomer s guide

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british gas getting everyone into the swim of it more people swim every week than any other sport that s why we re proud to support british swimming so far we ve given away over a million free swims and helped 600,000 children improve their front crawl with free lessons we re also working with pools to reduce their energy consumption and sponsoring britain s national swimming teams to find out more visit britishgas.co.uk/swimming british gas swimming for britain principal partner of ­ ­ ­

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beginner s guide to classification swimming is the only sport that combines the conditions of limb loss cerebral palsy coordination and movement restrictions spinal cord injury weakness or paralysis involving any combination of the limbs and other disabilities such as dwarfism major joint restriction condition across classes classes 1-10 are allocated to athletes with a physical impairment classes 11-13 are allocated to athletes with a visual impairment the prefix s to the class denotes the class for freestyle backstroke and butterfly the prefix sb to the class denotes the class for breaststroke the prefix sm to the class denotes the class for individual medley the range is from the athletes with a more severe impairment s1 sb1 sm1 to those with a lesser impairment s10 sb9 and sm10 in any one class some athletes may start with a dive or in the water depending on their impairment this is factored in when classifying an athlete the following examples are only a guide some conditions not mentioned here may also fit the following classes functional classification syste m s1 sb1 sm1 athletes in this class would usually be wheelchair users and may have a higher dependency for their every day needs examples athletes with very severe coordination problems in all four limbs or have no use of their legs trunk hands and minimal use of their shoulders only usually only swim on their back s2 sb1 sm2 examples the athlete is able to use their arms with no use of their hands legs or trunk or have severe co-ordination problems in all four limbs s3 sb2 sm3 examples athletes with reasonable arm strokes but no use of their legs or trunk athletes with severe coordination problems in all four limbs and athletes with severe limb loss to all four limbs s4 sb3 sm4 examples athletes who use their arms and have minimal weakness in their hands but have no use of their trunk or legs athletes with coordination problems affecting all four limbs but predominantly in the legs athletes with limb loss to three limbs s5 sb4 sm5 examples athletes with full use of their arms and hands but no trunk or leg muscles athletes with moderate coordination problems www.swimming.org ipc swimming european championships 2011 ­ ­ ­ beginner s guide to classification s6 sb5 sm6 examples athletes with full use of their arms and hands with some trunk control but no useful leg muscles athletes with coordination problems usually these athletes walk athletes with major limb loss of two limbs achondroplasia dwarfism 130cm for women and 137cm for men s7 sb6 sm7 examples athletes with full use of their arms and trunk with some leg function coordination or weakness problems on the same side of the body major limb loss of two limbs s8 sb7 sm8 examples athletes with full use of their arms and trunk with some leg function limb loss of two limbs athletes with the use of one arm s9 sb8 sm9 unless there is an underlying medical condition usually all of these athletes will start out of the water examples athletes with severe weakness in one leg only athletes with very slight coordination problems athletes with one limb loss.

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s10 sb9 sm10 examples athletes with very minimal weakness affecting the legs athletes with restriction of hip joint movement athletes with both feet deformed athletes with minor limb loss of part of a limb s14 sb14 sm14 swimmers with a learning disability swimmers must have an iq of 75 or less to meet the criteria visually impaired classes s11 sb11 sm11 these athletes are unable to see at all and are considered totally blind they must wear blackened goggles if they swim in this class they will also require someone to tap them when they are approaching a wall for turning and finishing s12 sb12 sm12 these athletes can recognise the shape of a hand and have some ability to see there is a large range of vision ability within this class s13 sb13 sm13 athletes who are the most sighted but are legally considered to be blind www.swimming.org ipc swimming european championships 2011 ­ ­ ­ beginner s guide to classification

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british gas gbr disability swimming team men james anderson nicholas boylan jack bridge james crisp graham edmunds jonathan fox sean fraser james hollis oliver hynd sam hynd simon miller andrew mullen daniel pepper benjamin procter scott quin craig rodgie anthony stephens matthew walker robert welbourn thomas young stirling swim city of liverpool preston city of sheffield swansea performance manchester hpc manchester hpc/warrender epping forest nova centution swansea performance city of manchester ren 96 stockport metro newquay cormorants warrender uni of edinburgh swansea performance manchester hpc/marple swansea performance preston british gas gbr disability swimming team women gemma almond claire cashmore emma cattle heather frederiksen kate grey rhiannon henry charlotte henshaw lauren hobbins emma hollis elizabeth johnson natalie jones harriet lee nicole lough natalie massey stephanie millward susannah rodgers hannah russell eleanor simmonds lauren steadman louise watkin fran williamson shrewsbury city of leeds team luton city of salford university of bath university de montreal nova centurion team luton loughborough university bath university manchester hpc peterborough south tyneside manchester hpc swansea performance otters guildford city swansea performance kelly college city of salford colchester pheonix www.swimming.org ipc swimming european championships 2011 ­ ­ ­ british gas gbr disability swimming team

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staff national performance director john atkinson team manager sarah starbuck coaches billy pye mick massey mark skimming john stout mark skimming glenn smith rob aubry louise robinson performance scientist catherine gilby team doctor dr derek martin team physiotherapist paul martin sports massage therapist marianne bayes soft tissue therapist katherine crompton nutritionist felicity willis performance analyst joe taylor biomechanist carl payton media liaison/press officer gemma field support staff paul wilson www.swimming.org ipc swimming european championships 2011 ­ ­ ­ staff

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calling all swimmers richard branson and ronan keating are leading a relay team in a swim across the irish sea to raise £1million for cancer research uk s life-saving work find out more and sponsor the team at www.the-swim.co.uk ­ ­ ­

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list of events anderson james men s 50m freestyle s2 men s 100m freestyle s2 men s 50m backstroke s2 simmonds eleanor women s 50m freestyle s6 women s 100m freestyle s6 women s 400m freestyle s6 women s 100m backstroke s6 women s 200m individual medley sm6 williamson fran women s 50m freestyle s3 women s 100m freestyle s3 women s 50m backstroke s3 fox jonathan men s 50m freestyle s7 men s 100m freestyle s7 men s 400m freestyle s7 men s 100m backstroke s7 stephens anthony men s 50m freestyle s5 men s 100m freestyle s5 men s 200m freestyle s5 men s 50m backstroke s5 s5 men s 50m butterfly s5 s5 walker matthew men s 50m freestyle s7 men s 100m freestyle s7 men s 50m butterfly s7 johnson elizabeth women s 50m freestyle s6 women s 100m breaststroke sb6 women s 50m butterfly s6 women s 200m individual medley sm6 henshaw charlotte women s 400m freestyle s8 women s 100m breaststroke sb6 women s 200m individual medley sm8 jones natalie women s 50m freestyle s6 women s 100m freestyle s6 women s 400m freestyle s6 women s 50m butterfly s6 women s 200m individual medley sm6 fraser sean men s 50m freestyle s8 men s 100m freestyle s8 men s 100m backstroke s8 men s 100m butterfly s8 www.swimming.org ipc swimming european championships 2011 ­ ­ ­ list of events frederiksen heather women s 50m freestyle s8 women s 100m freestyle s8 women s 400m freestyle s8 women s 100m backstroke s8 hollis emma women s 100m freestyle s8 women s 400m freestyle s8 women s 100m breaststroke sb7 women s 100m butterfly s8 women s 200m individual medley sm8 young thomas men s 400m freestyle s8 men s 100m backstroke s8 men s 100m breaststroke sb7 men s 200m individual medley sm8

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hynd sam men s 100m freestyle s8 men s 400m freestyle s8 men s 100m breaststroke sb8 men s 200m individual medley sm8 miller simon men s 50m freestyle s9 men s 100m freestyle s9 men s 100m butterfly s9 cashmore claire women s 100m freestyle s9 women s 100m breaststroke sb8 women s 100m butterfly s9 women s 200m individual medley sm9 steadman lauren women s 400m freestyle s9 women s 100m backstroke s9 watkin louise women s 50m freestyle s9 women s 100m freestyle s9 women s 400m freestyle s9 women s 100m backstroke s9 women s 100m breaststroke sb9 women s 200m individual medley sm9 crisp james men s 100m freestyle s9 men s 400m freestyle s9 men s 100m backstroke s9 men s 200m individual medley sm9 cattle emma women s 50m freestyle s10 women s 100m freestyle s10 women s 400m freestyle s10 women s 100m backstroke s10 women s 200m individual medley sm10 millward stephanie women s 50m freestyle s9 women s 100m freestyle s9 women s 400m freestyle s9 women s 100m backstroke s9 women s 100m butterfly s9 edmunds graham men s 50m freestyle s10 men s 100m freestyle s10 men s 100m butterfly s10 grey kate women s 50m freestyle s9 women s 100m breaststroke sb9 women s 200m individual medley sm9 www.swimming.org ipc swimming european championships 2011 ­ ­ ­ list of events hollis james men s 50m freestyle s10 men s 100m freestyle s10 men s 100m backstroke s10 men s 100m butterfly s10 men s 200m individual medley welbourn robert men s 50m freestyle s10 men s 100m freestyle s10 men s 400m freestyle s10 men s 100m butterfly s10 men s 200m individual medley sm10 henry rhiannon women s 50m freestyle s13 women s 100m freestyle s13 women s 200m individual medley sm13 almond gemma women s 100m freestyle s10 women s 400m freestyle s10 women s 100m butterfly s10 women s 200m individual medley sm10

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hobbins lauren women s 50m freestyle s13 women s 100m freestyle s13 women s 100m backstroke s13 women s 100m breaststroke sb13 women s 200m individual medley sm13 bridge jack men s 100m breaststroke sb9 men s 200m individual medley sm10 mullen andrew men s 100m freestyle s5 men s 50m butterfly s5 men s 200m individual medley sm5 boylan nicholas men s 100m breaststroke sb14 massey natalie women s 200m freestyle s14 women s 100m backstroke s14 women s 100m breaststroke sb14 rodgers susannah women s 50m freestyle s7 women s 100m freestyle s7 women s 400m freestyle s7 women s 100m backstroke s7 women s 50m butterfly s7 pepper daniel men s 200m freestyle s14 men s 100m breaststroke sb14 lee harriet women s 100m breaststroke sb9 women s 200m individual medley sm10 procter ben men s 200m freestyle s14 men s 100m backstroke s14 hynd oliver men s 100m freestyle s8 men s 400m freestyle s8 men s 100m backstroke s8 men s 100m butterfly s8 men s 200m individual medley rodgie craig men s 200m freestyle s14 men s 100m backstroke s14 www.swimming.org ipc swimming european championships 2011 ­ ­ ­ list of events lough nicole women s 200m freestyle s14 women s 100m backstroke s14 women s 100m breaststroke sb14 russell hannah women s 50m freestyle s12 women s 100m freestyle s12 women s 400m freestyle s12 women s 100m backstroke s12 women s 100m butterfly s12 quin scott men s 100m backstroke s14 men s 100m breaststroke sb14

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