Swimming for disability
The topics of the lecture will be:
The challenges in teach disable persons to swim, with different kind of disability.
Competition spectrum for disabled swimmers
Classification of disable swimmers
The importance of PE teachers or school swim instructors for development and recruiting of disabled swimmers.
|1988||High school graduation|
|1990 – 1994||Geological Physic, University of Iceland|
|2002 – 2005||Educational University of Iceland||BS in Sport science|
|2005 – 2008||Research based Ms education in Sport science (swimming) UI and Catholic university og Leuven Belgium (KUL)||MS in Sport science|
|2009 –||Research based PhD in sport science (swimming for disabled) UI and KUL|
|1994||Olympic Solidarity ÍSÍ (Örjan Madsen)|
|1996||Coaching Handicapped Swimmers Jens Bo)|
|1997||Gold medal Clinic Birmingham|
|1997||A-level coach Sundsamband Íslands (SSÍ)|
|1998||B-level coach Sundsamband Íslands (SSÍ)|
|1998 – 2000||C-level coach Sundsamband Íslands (SSÍ)|
|2001||Biomechanics of Swimming, Bosön Svíþjóð (Bill Boomer)|
|1990 – 1994||Sunddeild KR||Junior coach|
|1993 – 1997||Deaf sport association||National team coach|
|1997 – 2000||Sundfélaga Hafnarfjaðrar||Junior coach/ assistant head coach|
|1998 – 2004||Ösp (disability club)||Head coach|
|1998 – 2010||NPC Iceland||National team coach|
|2000 – 2002
2000 – 2005
Junior national team coach
|2002 – 2004||UMF Laugdæla||Head coach|
|2004 – 2005||UMF Selfoss||Head coach|
|2009 – 2010||NPC Belgium||National team coach|
Able body swimming coach career
Assistant head coach from 1994-2000 for SH. There I worked with 5 swimmers who went to Sydney Olympics including closely with Örn Arnarson who came 4th in 200 backstroke.
Head coach for KR from 2000-2004 where I worked with/coached 7 swimmers who went to European championship and/or European junior Championship
Head coach for High performance center from 2005-2008 where I coached 3 swimmers to the 2008 Beijing Olympics. (Erla Dögg Haraldsdóttir, Árni Már Árnason, Sigrún Brá Sverrisdóttir)
Disabled swimming career
As the coach of Able body swimming I always had some of the best Icelandic disabled swimmers in my teams.
2 swimmers at Atlanta Paralympics (Kristín Rós Hákonardóttir and Ólafur Eiríksson S9)
2 swimmers in Sydney Paralympics (Kristín Rós Hákonardóttir S7 and Gunnar Örn Ólafsson S14)
1 Swimmer in Athens Paralympics (Kristín Rós Hákonardóttir S7)
1 Swimmer in Beijing Paralympics (Eyþór Þrastarson S11)
I have further worked as a National Team Director for Icelandic disability swimming since 2000, and before that as a National team coach from 1993
Other volunteer work for ÍSÍ :
|1997 –||National team committee for ÍF||Chairman from 2001|
|1999 – 2002||Icelandic swimming coaching association||Member of the board|
|2000 – 2009||Education committee SSÍ||Chairman from 2002|
|2001 – 2009||Coaching seminars||Teacher|
|2005-2006||Adjunkt at KHÍ||Taught: First aid, pedagogic, swimming, and swimming coaching.|
|2006 – 2008||Adjunkt at UR||Taught: First aid, swimming, exercise physiology, Biomechanics|
|2008-2010||Adjunkt við UI||Taught: First aid, swimming, exercise physiology, Biomechanics|
Published work and Reviewed publications:
Ingi Þór Einarsson. Ms thesis from KHÍ 2008 60 ECTS. A comparison of race parameters in Icelandic swimmers with and without intellectual disabilities, 2008
Daly, D., Einarsson, I., Van de Vliet, P., Vanlandewijck, Y. (2006). Freestyle race success in swimmers with intellectual disability. Portuguese Journal of Sport Science, 6, 294-296
Einarsson, I., Daly., „ Between and within race changes in race parameters in swimmers with intellectual disabilities.“ Conference presetings Aquatic Space Activities (ASA) Tsukuba, Japan 2008
Presentation at conferences:
Poster at ACSM 2011. Physical fitness of high performance swimmers with mild Intellectual disability
Ingi Þór Einarsson Jonas Martens Dan Daly Sigurbjörn Árni Arngrímsson Lower trunk muscle activity during crawl swimming in single leg amputee. Menntakvika 2010
Sanders, R.H., McCabe, C., Machtsiras, G., Thow, J., Einarsson, I. (2011). Better times: Monitoring performance in swimming. In, N.T. Cable and K. George (Eds.) 16th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Sciences, 6-9 July, 2011, Liverpool, UK., pp. 270. Invited Lecture.
Author of three chapters in international teaching material for coaches in swimming available on the internet 2011. http://swimming-ties.is/
The chapters are: Swimming for people with special needs, Growing swimmer and writing the session.
Poster at isbs2011. Porto. Martens, J., Einarsson, I.Þ., Schnizer, N., Staes, F. Daly, D. Lower trunk muscle activity during front crawl swimming in a single leg amputee.
Invited oral presentation at Vista 2011 in Bonn. Einarsson, I.Þ., Martens, J., Schnizer, N., Staes, F. Daly, D. Lower trunk muscle activity during front crawl swimming in a single leg amputee.
Oral presentation á Biomechanics and Medicine in Swimming (BMS) „Is sight the only deterrent to breaststroke performance in visually impaired Paralympic swimmers?” Noregur 2010
Invited lecture at á Biomechanics and Medicine in Swimming (BMS) „Applications of wireless EMG measurements in water” Noregur 2010
Oral Presentation in KUL, Belgium. „The use of centralized database in Icelandic disability swimming“ Belgium 2008
Oral presentation at Sportmedica- eiscsa –„practical application of wireless EMG measurements in water. Luxembourg 2008
Oral presentation at Aquatic Space Activities (ASA) „ Between and within race changes in race parameters in swimmers with intellectual disabilities.“ Tsukuba, Japan 2008
Oral presentation in 9th Nordic conference in Elementary swimming teaching 2008. „Swim teaching and minority groups“ Selfoss 2008
Oral and practical session in Leuven, Belgium in conference about disability sport. „from water adaptation to competition swimming“ Belgium 2007
Invited to give oral presentation 11th Nordic conference in Elementary swimming teaching 2012. Disability swimming in the Nordic countries. Faroe Island
Physical fitness of high performance swimmers with mild Intellectual disability. Menntakvika 2011
I have worked with the whole age and ability range in swimmers. I have taught young disable children to swim, and I have coached several swimmers who have gone to international meets, like European, worlds, Paralympics and Olympics. Lately I have mainly worked with very young swimmers, at the same time as I have conducted me swimming research. I have worked at a high performance center in Belgium and Iceland where I did physical performance testing (lactated, VO2max, etc.) I have also done race analyze in few countries in Europe. I can also do Biomechanics analyze using 2D or (3D coming soon) camera system and EMG measurement.
At the moment Im one of three persons in the world that can classify S14 with status C, confirmed, and as such I do a lot of work for IPC around the world