We are happy to welcome you to the 4th World Aquatic Development Conference. The conference take place at newly renovated Scandic Star Hotel in Lund, Sweden between 11th-14th January 2018.

The 2018 conference will present a unique 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 and Learn to Swim.

At WADC you get a unique possibility to extend your network of swimming, get new knowledge, new ideas and get inspired by speakers and by meeting other participants. We will have interesting speakers, workshops, discussions, exhibitors and lot of possibilities to meet new colleagues of swimming.

WADC 2018 consists of two different tracks, Competitive swimming and Learn to Swim. Competitive Swimming will start Thursday the 11th January at 13.00 and end Sunday the 14th January about 16.00. Learn to swim will start Friday the 12th January at 10.00, and end Sunday the 14th at about 16.00

Download the invitation for both track here: WADC Invitation 2018

For news about WADC follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wadc2018/   


Conference fee:

Competitive Swimming 11th-14th January 2018

Sign-up before 1. October: 4395 SEK

Sign-up between 1. October – 1 December: 4995 SEK

Sign-up after 15. December: 5.500 SEK

This includes:

  • 4 days conference with some of the world`s best coaches/speakers
  • Lunch Friday-Sunday (start 13.00 Thursday, finish Sunday at 16.00)
  • Coffee breaks Thursday – Sunday
  • Conference material


Learn to Swim 12th-14th January 2018

Sign up before 1. October 2018: 3495 SEK

Sign-up between 1. October – 1 December: 3995 SEK

Sign-up after 1. December: 4495 SEK

This includes:

  • 3 days conference with some of the world`s best coaches/speakers
  • Lunch Friday-Sunday
  • Coffee breaks
  • Conference material

Hotel needs to book separatly. We recommend the conference hotel Scandic Star Hotel, where we can offer a conference price (per room and night) :

Singel room: 940 SEK
Double room: 1140 SEK
Tripple room: 1340 SEK
Quadruple room 1540 SEK

Book room at Scandic Star Lund before 24th November to get conference price. Use the bookingcode:  BWOR100118. You can book through Scandics website: www.scandichotels.se or www.scandichotels.com or by phone to our central booking: +46 8-517 517 00.

You will need to guarantee you hotel booking with a credit card, but you pay when you arrive the hotel. Free cancellation of the hotel room until 18.00 the arrival day.

We accept no cancellation of the conference fee, dinner, banquette or extra lunches.

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 15 20 67
Email:     office(at)sweaquatics.com
Address: Box 1555 , 22101, Lund, Sweden