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WADC 2016 – Competitive swimming
WADC 2016 – Learn to swim
WADC 2016- Simning i Skolan

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Program Learn to Swim
Program Competitive Swimming
Program Simning i Skolan (First day of Learn to Swim)

Competitive Swimming: Thursday 13:00 – Sunday 15:00
Learn to Swim: Friday 9:00 – Sunday 15:00
Simning i skolan: Friday 9:00-17:30


We are happy to welcome you to the 3rd World Aquatic Development Conference. The 2016 conference will present a star-studded program of innovative swimming experts, coaches, and elite athletes. All speakers are recognized for their creative lateral thinking, and their persistence in asking challenging questions about the future directions of competitive swimming. The Competitive track will be moderated by Craig Lord, writer at The Times and and the Learn To Swim will be moderated by Ulrika Faerch, writer and swimschool operator.
All coaches and athletes are affected by sport culture and ethics. The 2016 WADC will offer ideas about how to operate within the culture, and how to anticipate
changes in the culture in ways that will help coaches and swimmers of all ages.
An overarching theme of the conference will be the link between the first experiences of swimming, in learn-to-swim, and the future success, or limitations, of swimmers.



How to get to Lund, Sweden for WADC 2016

The closest international airport to Lund is Copenhagen Airport (also known as “Kastrup”), in Denmark. The journey time by train from the airport to Lund is about 35 minutes.
The closest local airport to Lund is Malmö Sturup. It has some international flights from destinations within Europe and flights from other Swedish airports including Stockholm. There are bus connections to Sturup airport (‘flygbus’) or you can get a taxi to Lund.

Lund is located on the main railway line from Malmö to several different destinations such as Berlin, Oslo, Stockholm and Gothenburg. Travel time from Stockholm is about 4 hours on the express train ‘X2000’ or 6-7 hours on ‘Intercity’ trains. Gothenburg (Göteborg in Swedish) is approximately 250 km north of Lund. There are regular trains between Gothenburg and Lund. The journey time is approximately 3-4 hours. To book tickets or find out more about destinations and travel times please visit SJ and Veolia.

There are car and passenger ferry connections to southern Sweden from Germany with Scandlines and TT-Line, and from Poland with Polferries. There are also connections via Denmark from Germany and the UK.

About Us


SCAR- Swedish Center for Aquatic Research.

SCAR aims to develop Swedish and World Aquatic Research. Thru a group of interested coaches, scientist, and organization’s we will try to influence the academic world to take a higher interest in aquatic development.

SCAR is an initiative from SK Poseidon, Lund, Sweden, and built up by an advisory board with some of the top coaches in the world.

Contact Info


Phone:    +46(0)46 12 52 50
Address: Box 1555 , 22101, Lund, Sweden


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WADC 2016