Giving swimmers feedback while in the pool

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Swimmers at Suzhou Singapore International School using the Live Video Delay app to improve technique

Giving swimmers immediate feedback is now possible using iPads and an app called Video Delay. Our swimmers experimented with this app during technique sessions, so they could view our they were progressing in comparison to video that we had shown them earlier of top swimmers and elements of their various swim strokes.

The neat thing with this app is that you can adjust the delay time, so that the athletes can have enough time between finishing their lap and focusing on the video. We used a delay time of 20 seconds for the students to see their film clip. The iPads were mounted on stands at the end of the pool.

About Richard Bruford (23 Articles)
Richard is currently Secondary School Principal of Suzhou Singapore International School, one of China's leading international schools. He leads workshops across the Asia-Pacific region for the International Baccalaureate in the areas of pedagogical leadership and approaches to teaching and learning. Richard consults with schools on the topics of school improvement and effective implementation and use of technology. With a background in public and independent school education in the UK and Australia, Richard is enjoying his international school adventure in China. He is passionate about developing and supporting educational leaders, as it is essential to improving all schools. Richard is a proud family man and feels lucky to be married to Kim and father of their son Austin. In his spare time Richard enjoys to swim, bike and run and is a now retired football player and coach (with occasional guest appearances)

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