IPC Swimming World Championship Media Guide

 

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There is a 30-strong squad competing at the IPC Swimming World Championships and this is the media guide that is a one-stop shop of information about the British Team, powered by British Gas.

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to navigate this document please use the buttons media guide ipc swimming world championships 2010 eindhoven the netherlands 15 ­ 21 august 2010 press the escape key to exit full screen mode ­ >

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contents media contacts media protocol newcomer s guide to swimming layman s guide to classification squad list list of events event schedule british swimmer profiles british swimming coaches profiles personal bests records selection policy qualifying times partners page www.swimming.org ipc swimming world championships 30th len european championships 2010 ­ contents >

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media contacts in eindhoven gemma field ­ media liaison m +447917 726 431 e gemma.field@swimming.org for media in the uk lauren sanderson ­ media assistant m 07795 251 917 t 01509 640236 e lauren.sanderson@swimming.org www.swimming.org ipc swimming world championships 2010 ­ media contacts useful websites british swimming www.swimming.org/britishswimming official event website www.wcswimming2010.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 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 comments will be provided by the national performance director via the media liaison 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 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 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 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 www.swimming.org ipc swimming world championships 2010 ­ media protocol >

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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 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 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 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 www.swimming.org ipc swimming world championships 2010 ­ media protocol 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 world championships 2010 ­ newcomer s guide >

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layman 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 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 www.swimming.org ipc swimming world championships 2010 ­ layman s guide 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 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.

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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 ­ layman s guide >

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www.swimming.org ipc swimming world championships 2010 ­ >

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swimming squad ­ men james anderson james crisp graham edmunds jonathan fox sean fraser sam hynd sascha kindred daniel pepper ben procter david roberts matthew walker robert welbourn matthew whorwood thomas young stirling swim city of sheffield swansea hpc/swansea performance newquay cormorants manchester hpc/warrender baths swansea hpc/swansea performance leominster stockport metro newquay cormorants cearphily manchester hpc/marple swansea performance swansea hpc/swansea performance manchester hpc/gallica swimming squad ­ women claire cashmore rhiannon henry charlotte henshaw elizabeth johnson natalie jones harriet lee nyree lewis natalie massey stephanie millward fran o connor eleni papadopoulos chloe selman eleanor simmonds lizzie simpkin louise watkin fran williamson city of leeds swansea performance/montreal university nova centurion bath university manchester hpc/colchester pheonix mid beds leominster aquabears swansea hpc/swansea performance swansea hpc/swansea performance city of sunderland doncaster dartes swansea hpc/swansea performance southport swimming club kelly college/redhill and reigate colchester pheonix www.swimming.org ipc swimming world championships 2010 ­ squad list >

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british gas swimming squad staff national performance director john atkinson team manager sarah starbuck assistant team manager anna johnson coaches billy pye mick massey mark skimming glenn smith vix metcalf rob aubry performance scientist catherine gilby team doctor derek martin team physiotherapist paul martin soft tissue therapist katherine crompton performance analyst joe taylor biomechanist carl payton nutritionist michael naylor support staff paul wilson www.swimming.org ipc swimming world championships 2010 ­ swimming squad staff >

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list of events swimmer jamesandersons2 franwilliamsons3 nyreelewiss6,sb5,sm6 eleanorsimmondss6,sb6,sm6 lizjohnsons6,sb6,sm6 nataliejoness6,sb6,sm6 matthewwhorwoods6,sb6,sm6 saschakindreds6,sb7,sm6 frano connors7,sb6,sm7 event 50m free 200m free 50m back 100m free 50m free 50m back 100m back 400m free 50m free 200m im 100m free 100m breast 50m free 200m im 400m free 50m free 200m im 100m free 400m free 100m breast 200m im 100m free 200m im 50m fly 400m free 50m free 100m free matthewwalkers7,sb7,sm7 davidrobertss7,sb7,sm7 jonathanfoxs7,sb7,sm7 charlottehenshaws8,sb6,sm8 thomasyoungs8,sb7,sm8 seanfrasers8,sb7,sm8 samhynds8,sb8,sm8 www.swimming.org ipc swimming world championships 2010 ­ list of events swimmer event 50m free 100m free 50m fly 400m free 50m free 100m free 400m free 50m free 100m back 100m free 200m im 100m breast 100m back 200m im 100m breast 400m free 50m free 100m back 400m free 50m free 100m fly 200m im 100m breast 400m free 100m free

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swimmer clairecashmores9,sb8,sm9 elizabethsimpkins9,sb8,sm9 stephaniemillwards9,sb9,sm9 louisewatkins9,sb9,sm9 jamescrisps9,sb8,sm9 harrietlees10,sb9,sm10 elenipapadopouloss10,sb9,sm10 event 100m fly 200m im 100m breast 100m free 50m free 100m back 100 fly 100m back 100m fly 100m free 400m free 100m back 200m im 100m breast 100m free 50m free 200m im 400m free 100m back 200m im 100m breast 50m free 100m fly 200m im 100m free 400m free 100m back robertwelbourns10,sb9,sm10 grahamedmundss10,sb9,sm10 rhiannonhenrys13,sb13,sm13 nataliemasseys14,sb14,sm14 chloeselmans14,sb14,sm14 danpeppers14,sb14,sm14 benprocters14,sb14,sm14 www.swimming.org ipc swimming world championships 2010 ­ list of events swimmer event 100m fly 100m free 400m free 50m free 100m fly 100m free 50m free 100m fly 100m fly 50m free 100m free 100m back 100m breast 200m free 100m back 200m free 100m breast 200m free 100m back 100m breast 200m free

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swimming event schedule day one time heats at 9:00am finals at 5.00pm sunday 15 august event men s 400m freestyle s6 women s 400m freestyle s6 men s 400m freestyle s7 women s 400m freestyle s7 men s 200m individual medley sm11 women s 200m individual medley sm11 men s 200m individual medley sm12 women s 200m individual medley sm12 men s 200m individual medley sm13 women s 200m individual medley sm13 men s 100m backstroke s8 women s 100m backstroke s8 men s 100m butterfly s9 women s 100m butterfly s9 men s 100m butterfly s10 women s 100m butterfly s10 men s 50m freestyle s1 women s 50m freestyle s1 men s 50m freestyle s2 women s 50m freestyle s2 men s 50m freestyle s3 women s 50m freestyle s3 men s 50m freestyle s4 women s 50m freestyle s4 men s 50m freestyle s5 women s 50m freestyle s5 men s 200m individual medley sm8 women s 200m individual medley sm8 men s 400m freestyle relay 49 point women s 400m free relay 49 point www.swimming.org ipc swimming world championships 2010 ­ event schedule >

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day two time heats at 9:00am finals at 5.00pm monday 16 august event men s 50m butterfly s1 women s 50m butterfly s1 men s 50m butterfly s2 women s 50m butterfly s2 men s 50m butterfly s3 women s 50m butterfly s3 men s 50m butterfly s4 women s 50m butterfly s4 men s 50m butterfly s5 women s 50m butterfly s5 men s 200m individual medley sm9 women s 200m individual medley sm9 men s 100m breaststroke sb11 women s 100m breaststroke sb11 men s 100m breaststroke sb12 women s 100m breaststroke sb12 men s 100m breaststroke sb13 women s 100m breaststroke sb13 men s 200m individual medley sm10 women s 200m individual medley sm10 men s 100m breaststroke sb8 women s 100m breaststroke sb8 men s 100m breaststroke sb5 women s 100m breaststroke sb5 men s 100m breaststroke sb6 women s 100m breaststroke sb6 men s 100m breaststroke sb7 women s 100m breaststroke sb7 men s 200m freestyle s1 women s 200m freestyle s1 men s 200m freestyle s2 women s 200m freestyle s2 men s 200m freestyle s3 women s 200m freestyle s3 men s 200m freestyle s4 women s 200m freestyle s4 men s 400m freestyle relay 34 point women s 400m freestyle relay 34 point www.swimming.org ipc swimming world championships 2010 ­ event schedule >

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