I’ll be at the Water-polo venue for the Olympics from start to finish as a London 2012 Olympics Gamemaker

An introduction to the Olympics at Wembley Arena as part of a crowd of selected volunteers of 10,000. This is what I became part of today picking up my Gamesmaker training pack and attending one of a series of morning or afternoon Jamborees at Wembley Arena.

We were asked not to blog the content so I’ll post some pics and satisfy myself with analysing the content from a learning design perspective elsewhere. I can’t fault the pace, variety and mix of approaches, the guest speakers, the live, the contrived, the sponsors and even the ‘fun and games’. Writ small this could have been a live TV event to Unipart Garages, the rebranding of the RAC or launching a car at the Paris Motor Show (I’ve done all of these). Or a video, a workbook and DVD and seven people doing health & safety. As a producer of this kind of thing it all felt like home.

My role in all of this will be poolside at the Water-polo, so neither at the Aquatics Centre or in the Olympic Stadium, but squeezed in between the two. I’ll be prepared, briefed, informed and suitably kitted out for my two to four weeks stint (Olympics and Paralympics).

I can surely mention this: there was a gentleman who had volunteered at the 1948 Olympics and someone else who had flown in that morning from the Falklands. And the enthusiasm for swimming. All I need to fix now is the accommodation.

T2T3 Thurs Aerobic

WARM UP

1 x 200 as                  100FC SMOOTH                              2.45/3.00

1 x 200 as                  100 BC SLO MO                              2.45/3.00

 

T3 do 100s

 

2 x 50                         FC DRILL Zip UP                             1.15/1.30

 

1 x 100                       Head Up FC + Water Polo Ball[1] 2.00/2.15

 

600m                                                                                                                                                                          14 MNS

MAIN SET

 

2 x 100                       FC                                                       HFTP[2]

2.15/2.30

2 x 100                       No.1 FO                                             HFTP

2.30/2.45

 

T3 do 50s

 

400m                                                                                                                                                                          12 MNS

10x 50                       as FC x 5 then No. Form x 5

 

1 x KICK                                                                    1.15/1.30

1 x PULL                                                                    60/1.15

1 x STROKE                                                             60/1.15

1 x DRILL                                                                  60/1.15

1 x STROKE                                                             60/1.15

16 MNS

T3 do kick, pull, stroke only i.e first three of the above TWICE – 6

 

DIVES, TURNS, FINISHES

Dive max, break-out to half-way; half-way into wall, turn and return to half-way; half-way to the end. Climb out and repeat.

X 4, as x2 FC, x2 Choice

10 MNS

SWIMDOWN

 

6 x 25m FC as          Hypoxic breathing every 5th,7th,9th,5th …. or 3rd, 5th,7th,5th,3rd for T3

 

125m                                                                                                                                                                           8 MNS

 

1625m                                                                                                                                                                        60 MNS

 


[1] As a correct Water Polo Drill = head steady, chin on water, high elbows + short reach, deeper/strong & steady leg kick. No throwing the ball!

[2] HFTP = Hold Fastest Time Possible