Organising a workshop
Workshops provide a safe environment for boys and girls in separate sessions to listen, learn and talk about what is going in their training and beyond. Hearing how swimmers have been through the same challenges can be such a relief and reignite the passion to push on.
Making sure parents feel confident that BTBL is a valuable addition to training is crucial. To be sure parents are ok with the content, there is a parent handout available and if requested we can deliver a 10-15 minute overview of the program before the face-to-face workshop starts.
The online videos are housed in a locked section and require a parent’s email address before they can be accessed by anyone under 18 years.Watch our videos
GOALS AND PRESSUREWatch this video
Dealing with disappointment, being courageous and enjoying yourself are important skills to learn. It’s essential to set goals that are challenging but achievable.
With: Michael Bohl (Coach), Michael Klim, Kyle Richardson, Brendan Hall & Elijah Winnington
SELF-ESTEEMWatch this video
Building your own self-identity can be challenging. It’s about being more than a swimmer. It can often include overcoming bullying or embracing disability.
With: Georgia Ridler, Brenton Rickard, Michael Klim & Brendan Hall
MAKE YOUR BODY WORK FOR YOUWatch this video
When it comes to body shape there are no rules. Your future is not dictated by what you look like or what shape you are. It’s what you do with your body that matters.
With: Cate Campbell, Jade Neilson, Sally Hunter, Ellie Cole & Nicole Livingstone
PUBERTY (MALES)Watch this video
You may feel uncoordinated when you go through growth spurts. Having patience and knowing that body shapes will change, and vary from person to person is important.
With: Elijah Winnington, Brendan Hall, Dr Mike Nagel PhD, Brenton Rickard, Cameron McEvoy & James Magnussen
The minimum workshop group number is 10 girls or boys, between 13 and 18 years of age. You can request either a girls or boys workshop, or both, depending on your numbers. If you want to run both, we suggest they are run concurrently, in two separate locations.
The host club you have in mind will need to provide a suitable room for the number of swimmers expected. The workshop facilitator will only be travelling with a USB, so the venue will need AV facilities including a computer, screen and speakers.
If you haven’t got the venue facilities or the numbers, you can always team up with another club or coach to organise a workshop. Or to make it easier you could tie it in with a swimming meet.
Workshops are currently fully funded by Swimming Australia and the Australian Swimmers Association. Simply ask your club to fill in the request form here.