Jan Olbrecht of GlaxoSmithKline, London (GSK). Read 17 publications, and contact Jan Olbrecht on ResearchGate, the professional network for scientists. The Science of Winning: Planning, Periodizing and Optimizing Swim Training. Jan Olbrecht. from: N/A. Top of Page. My Account · Billing · Shipping · Return. Dr. Jan Olbrecht emphatically stated as he finished up his afternoon presentation at the School of Thought Clinic, hosted by Matt Kredich at the University of.

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Why Do the Dutch Swim so Fast? In the last 18 years several Dutch swimmers have done extremely well for such a olbecht country. The Dutch swim team gathered some medals at the Atlanta Olympics. At the World Championships in Perth they won some more medals including gold as several swimmers made the finals. At the European championships most of the press reports were on Pieter van den Hoogenband but the Dutch men’s swim team broke the European record in the 4 x m free relay.

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While everybody in the swimming world became aware of Pieter van den Hoogenband and Inge de Bruijn, many of their team mates have also been doing well. At the Sydney Olympics both the Dutch men and women’s teams won relay medals, a first for the Dutch swimmers at the Olympics. Pieter van den Hoogenband broke the world records for the m and m freestyle. He held the m record for 8 years. In the World Championships in Fukuoka, the Dutch men’s m freestyle relay swam the 4th fastest relay of all time at that time.

Also in Athens the women’s m freestyle relay won bronze. In the women’s m freestyle relay won the gold medal and then won the silver medal in London in In they broke the world record and still hold it as of At the London Olympics Ranomi Kromowidjojo broke the Olympic records in the 50 m and m freestyle. Marleen Veldhuis won the bronze medal in the 50 m freestyle at the London Olympics and she is currently the world record holder in the 50 m freestyle in short course. Marleen has been the 50 m freestyle and butterfly world record holder in long course.

In the World Short Course Championships at Doha on Decthe Dutch won 12 medals, including 5 gold and breaking 4 world records.

The only other country with more medals was the United States with And it is not just sprinting that the athletes Jan advise excel in. In Maarten van der Weijden won the Olympic gold medal in the 10 k swim in Beijing. And for 14 years Luc van Lierde held the Ironman world record. Jan has advised several other top level triathletes including the Ironman World Champion ofFrederik van Lierde. For comments on how Jan Olbrecht has played a role in this success see the comments below.

Maglischo – Successful coach and author of “Swimming Fastest”. However, she competed frequently with the PSV Eindhoven team. Now available as an ebook. It’s very rare that a book can mean so much for the professional training of athletes; Prof. Jan Olbrecht’s book does! The other part that went with this is I read a great book. I did a clinic in Canada, a guy named Jan Olbrecht.


But he talks a lot about some general training categories Jan began working with the Dutch rowing team in Since that time the Dutch have won 6 Olympic medals, 1 gold, 2 silver and 3 bronze. They have also won 24 world championship olbrexht.

Olbrceht is an interesting event in terms of conditioning. The training of elite rowers necessitates careful training of the anaerobic system for an optimal performance. Jan Olbrecht Jan Olbrecht has a Ph. He is training adviser to several world class athletes and uses a unique method of lactate testing to assess the conditioning of his athletes.

Jan believes in careful planning and in altitude training to optimize the athlete’s conditioning and performance. He advises jn whose races last from jzn seconds in swimming to over 8 hours in the Ironman. Olbrecht’s primary method of testing and the basis for his information are lactate tests. While many sports physiologists will use lactate results to plan training he goes a giant step further and uses these results in a very unique way.

Dr. Jan Olbrecht

Olbrecht discovers what it is in the athlete that produces these results. He will tell you what is in the black box that produced a certain lactate result. To do this he uses a computer simulation program validated with over athletes. While all this sounds very academic and theoretical, Dr. Olbrecht has produced results in the market place of sports.

He has worked for several years with Luc Van Lierde, holder of the Ironman World Championship record Hawaii as well as holder of the fastest Ironman ever ran Ironman Europe winner again in of the Ironman World Championship. While his work with Luc Van Lierde is impressive, Jan has also worked with several world class swimmers in Belgium and Holland. In the World Swimming Championships in Perth in January five swimmers in the finals including three medal winners were under the testing program of Dr.

Wouda won a gold medal oblrecht a silver medal while van den Klbrecht and Vlieghuis won bronze medals. In the success continued. Wouda, Mark Veens and van den Hoogenband also won medals at Hong Kong and the Dutch men won the free relay and placed second in the m relay there. In the European swimming championships Pieter van den Hoogenband probably had the greatest competitive swimming performance since Mark Spitz in Pieter won six gold medals and swam the two fastest freestyle relay splits in history.

Two of his times in individual events were the fastest in the world in 50 m butterfly and m freestyle. One other time was second in the world 50 m freestyle and the other was fourth in the world m freestyle. Inge de Bruijn was ranked first in the world in in the 50 m freestyle European record and second in the world in the m freestyle, 50 m butterfly and m butterfly European record.


The Dutch men set the European record for the m freestyle. In Inge de Bruijn broke world records over 10 times in the free and butterfly. In the Sydney Olympics van den Hoogenband won 2 gold medals, swam the fastest m relay split in history and set world records as he beat Ian Thorpe of Australia in the m freestyle and Alexander Popov in the m freestyle.

Olvrecht the m freestyle he became the only man to ever swim the m free faster than 48 seconds The Dutch also won 2 relay medals in the Olympics, the first ever as the Dutch women won the silver in the m free relay and the men won the bronze in olbtecht m free relay. In the Athens Olympics van den Hoogenband won 3 medals, gold in the m freestyle, silver in the m freestyle and silver in the 4 x free relay as the Dutch beat the US team olbreecht finished second behind the South Africans who won the gold medal.

The Dutch women also won a bronze medal in the 4 x free relay. Olbrecht also works with olbrect world class athletes. Jan also works with world champion motocross racer, Joel Smets.

In rowing Jan works with the Dutch team as both the men’s and women’s 8’s won medals. The Dutch men’s 8 won the silver medal and the Dutch women’s 8 won the bronze medal in Athens and additional medals in Beijing. In all events athletes which Jan advises won 28 medals in Athens and had two 4th place finishes. In the and Olympics and the period in between swimmers Jan has advised set world and Olympic records. The Book This book focuses on the principles of training for swimming and the execution of these principles via a systematic planning and periodization program that includes a comprehensive testing program.

However, the principles of training covered are applicable to nearly every sport. The first section of the book discusses training principles, the physiology underlying high level swimming performance and testing. The second section provides a comprehensive overview of planning and periodization. This is a swimming book without starts and turns, stroke techniques, or favorite drills but it is loaded with essentials that every coach should know.

It is also a must for sports scientists as Dr. Olbrecht explains his new classification of training and the physiology behind it.

There are plenty of examples so the coach and sports scientist will be able to see how to apply these new ideas to their current training program Table of Contents Home Page Questions, Comments and Ordering Information: Sports Resource Group U.

Book Description It’s very rare that a book can mean so much for the professional training of athletes; Prof.