As you might have noticed, sheep have a front seat in the Faroe Islands. Below a short video about the Faroese sheep, and it’s importance for Faroese society. I noticed that the fact that we also eat them, has no prominence in the video.
The Conference is arranged at the Nordic House. Built into the hills with grass roof, it’s like stepping into a Nordic adventure. The house is built only with Nordic materials, walk on Norwegian stones and sit in Finnish chairs. The wooden panels are from the Swedish forests and the glass and steel constructions, giving the house its special profile in the Faroese landscape, are Danish. And above it all hangs the Icelandic roof construction.
Lifesaving with noodles! Sounds more than an exotic dish than a lecture about Elementary Swimming Teaching. Noodles, or in swedish “Korv” which translates into sausages, is a floating device. Speaking about dishes “Hot-dog” doesn’t have a nice ring to lifesaving, so lets stick with the noodles! Read more about Ilkka Keskinen’s lecture here.
Sorry friends, some of you have specifically asked for at room with a view. At the magnificent 4 star Hotel Føroyar, there are only rooms with view. When you look out through your window, the capital Tórshavn is at your feet. The only thing that might disturb your breathtaking view, might be af few grassing sheeps.
Well, sorry friends! Only rooms with view!
Jens Bruun’s lecture is called: Jigsaw Puzzle Planning:
Take your overall goals and split them into various skills and types of activities. Write exercises for each skill and activity, building from most easy to most difficult. Cut all the exercises into puzzle pieces and spread them on a time schedule.
On the conference I’ll show some benefits of this method and experiences working with it.
Hafthor Gudmundsson lecture is about Online learning for Teachers and Coaches. There are out now new ways of become educated swim teacher/coach. All the theoretical knowledge you need to become a good teacher/coach is now provided at your fingertips. You can view fantastic videos to demonstrate the correct technique of swimming and get all the latest tecnical knowledge from International swimming coaches, experts and scientist, plus the technical aspects the courses also educate in all other areas of becoming a coach/teacher; such as physiology, coaching duties, planning, leadership, psycology and more. Read more about Hafþór here
Pálin Olsen & Rúni Gaardbo lecture is called: Play and games inthe pool. Why play, when kids are suposed to learn how to swim. We going to show you different games/activities at different levels in the pool, reaching the goals of fun, learning and safety for everyone.
Elementary Swimming Teaching Faroe Islands style. The first heated pool were built in 1950, with the main bulk of pools built in the 70’s, so learn to swim was a chilling experince in Faroe Islands. The sea was the place to learn to swim, you have to include the fact that the sea around Faroe Islands and in the fjords has an temperature of 10°, in the summer time.