I’ve known Coach Bill Sweetenham for a long time. He’s been one of the strongest and most positive influences on my life and he continues to. Bill Sweetenham has reached the pinnacle of his profession as one of the world’s top swimming coaches whose expertise has helped hopefuls. Tales of torture – but Bill Sweetenham is the father figure who moulded Hong Kong’s Robyn Lamsam as a swimmer and a person.

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Michael and I will treasure your kind words. Australian Institute of Sport at Pandora Archive. Hong Kong Sports Institute. The athletes who I have coached who have achieved optimal performance and who have stood on the podium are those who bi,l success for themselves more than I did for them. Swestenham this regard, I have four people who share no feelings for me personally and can deliver any messages they feel that I have an area to improve on or that will deliver a winning point of difference.

Hi-tech trends in Arranged by Fenella Ng. This page was last edited on 1 Septemberat This applies also to the senior athlete going from the national senior programme into xweetenham international senior programme.

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AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Sweetenham will always remember his time as Hong Kong head coach, from to when he took coaching further than his predecessor, David Haller, the legendary former Great Britain coach who helped swfetenham a solid foundation in the city. This means not just in the physical, but in character and attitude. Along with their weigh-in done immediately on arrival at the pool, this will give me a profile of the athlete and a daily record of how they perceive they are recovered swewtenham ready to train.


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I blil say his training programme was the toughest programme I have ever had but yet the best.

For those who fell short of this, I believe it was due to me wanting success for them more than they did for themselves. Why hairy crab is all the craze in China Oct 18th4: Self belief is crucial to this transition.

Bill managed to overcome extreme adversity, following a near-death automobile accident in Germany in There was no way Lamsam was going to miss his big moment. I always look to see how much improvement is made six monthly and annually, not just in speed but in efficiency and attitude. Bill William Sweetenham was born in in Australia and grew up in a small country sweetenhzm town.

He changed the attitude, ssweetenham professionalism, the way people trained, sweetenyam way the coaches worked. After all, the Australian had to overcome adversity sweetenha having been involved in a near fatal car accident that left him with horrific injuries in It is about training the body to match the fitness of the mind in preference to training the mind to match the fitness of the body.

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ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Talent may not always have character and attitude, however attitude and character will always contain some level of talent. This article appeared in the South China Morning Post print edition as: Jet Li poses for photo with daughters in rare glimpse into private life. You are signed up. Cathay Pacific pilots offered better deal but with big strings attached.

Thank you You are on the list. This is where, as a coach, I look to coach the person the braintrain the event the physical and teach the skills in the most demanding way possible.

At the World Championships, Britain won 8 medals, including a men’s gold medal the first in 28 years and a women’s gold medal the first ever. Bill, you are always seeking a better way of doing things and this is why I think you continue to develop into a leader in the sport of swimming.

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I believe great coaches will always coach what they feel as well as what they see. This is also somewhat conditional on the athlete who has poor skill execution or poor technique.

Sweetenham began his coaching career in his hometown of Mount Isa, Queensland.