Disability Swimming welcomes UK SportSubscribe
Rob Burgess 19 February 2001
A TEAM from UK Sport joined Disability Swimming representatives in Sheffield for their second annual Education weekend.
UK Sport staff from the Performance Services Directorate, the UK Sports Institute (UKSI) and the Athlete Career & Education Programme (ACE UK) were invited to join the Disability Swimming Education weekend, held over three days.
The aim of the weekend was to update swimmers and coaches on developments within the sport’s governing body, and for UK Sport to introduce new tools and training methods.
The introduction of an electronic logbook and an update on communication methods was supported by the attendance of UKSI IT specialist Neil Melville, who was on hand to help athletes with their IT queries.
UKSI SPORTS Medicine Co-ordinator Karen Hambly gave a presentation on the new Athlete Medical Scheme. The scheme allows athletes to receive medical support locally, including assessment, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation.
Kirsty Hay, the UKSI Athlete Liaison Officer, also presented an overview of the UKSI central services team, explaining the focus, vision and benefits to all athletes across World Class Performance Programmes.