Pacey Performance Podcast

Pacey Performance Podcast #247 - Tom Paulson (Head of Paralympic Performance Support at EIS) & Luke Sweet (S&C Technical Lead at EIS)

July 4, 2019

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Head of Paralympic Performance Support at the English Institute of Sport, Tom Paulson and S&C Technical Lead at English Institute of Sport, Luke Sweet. It was made aware to me a month or 2 ago that I have never had a coach on the podcast who works with Paralympic athletes, so for this episode we have two. We don't get into lots of detail around the X's and O's but this episode gives a really interesting overview of what its like to work in Paralympic sport.

Hope you enjoy this episode with Tom Paulson and Luke Sweet.

  • Who are Tom Paulson and Luke Sweet (background, education and current role)?
  • Needs analysis when working with different para athletes (Tom)
    • Creativity
    • Holistic support structures
    • Examples
  • Working with sprint canoe (Luke)
    • Demands of the sport
    • What training looks like
    • Comparisons between Olympic and Paralympic programmes
  • Mental health support across Olympic and Para programmes
      • What support is given
      • How support has changed
      • Challenges in this area

Tom can be found on Twitter @tom_paulson and Luke can be found on Twitter @sweet077

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Hawkin Dynamics, the team behind the worlds only wireless force plate system. Hawkin Dynamics can be found at hawkindynamics.com and you can follow them on Twitter @hawkindynamics

This episode is also sponsored by IMeasureU. IMeasureU are a world leading inertial platform to precisely quantify body movement and workload metrics in the field. IMeasureU can be found at imeasureu.com and you can follow them on Twitter @imeasureu.

This episode is sponsored by BLK BOX, leaders in performance training equipment & facility design. BLK BOX manufacture and distribute a full range of strength training equipment across Europe from their Headquarters in Belfast, Northern Ireland. BLK BOK can be found at blkboxfitness.com and you can follow them on Twitter @blkboxfitness and Instagram @blkboxfitness.

This episode is also sponsored by Kitman Labs. Kitman partners with leading sports teams to achieve consistent success, on and off the pitch. Over 150 teams across the globe use Kitman Labs' Athlete Optimization System to simplify daily operations and rely on the company's unique analytics to uncover the factors that influence success. You can find Kitman Labs at kitmanlabs.com and on Twitter @kitmanlabs.

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Enjoy

PP