How We Do It Intro

Here’s a great way to get the core principles of how Michael Andrew trains with USRPT-based principles. and understand it’s application from one of the leading coaches and premier swimmer – Peter and Michael Andrew with Indie Swimming. With over 83 National Age Group records, Michael has trained with the USRPT-based approach for the past 5 years. In “How We Do It” – Peter Andrew, Michael’s Coach and Father, explains the important principles and technique of their USRPT-based training. It’s How They Do It. With specific review of the macrocycles for each stroke, How We Do It provides both theory and practice, the perfect balance for coaches and swimmers who want to take their racing to the next level.

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What We Know About The UK’s First 100,000 Covid Victims



On Tuesday, the UK’s coronavirus death toll passed 100,000 people since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

After a year of the virus, we’ve heard countless stories about the victims who have died after contracting Covid-19, from NHS workers to bus drivers. 

But with deaths now having taken place on such an enormous scale it’s difficult to comprehend what 101,887 lives truly looks like. 

While we can’t know the details of every person who died with Covid-19 in the UK, we can look at the data collected throughout the pandemic to understand a little more about them – where they lived, how old they were and where they worked. 

There are limitations to the data, and discrepancies with how it is collated across the four nations – but here’s what the statistics we have right now tell us about the first 100,000 victims of Covid-19. 

Where did they live? 

With by far the largest population of the four nations, England has recorded the highest death toll so far. Here are how the totals stood as of January 27: 

  • England – 88,042 
  • Scotland – 5,796
  • Wales – 4,561 
  • Northern Ireland – 1,763 

The government’s Covid-19 dashboard also breaks the deaths in England by region, as set out here in descending order by number of Covid-19 deaths: 

  • North-west – 14,313
  • South-east – 13,192 
  • London – 12,677
  • West Midlands – 10,460 
  • East of England – 10,046
  • Yorkshire and The Humber – 8.981 
  • East Midlands – 7,708 
  • North-east – 4,949
  • South-west – 4,914

The number of people who have died within 28 says of a positive Covid test also breaks down the total by local authority (that is, council area) across the four nations. The following list includes the top 20 upper tier local authorities, in terms of the number of deaths. While all 20 are in England, the full list – including local death tolls in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland – can be found here.

  • Kent – 3,262 
  • Essex – 2,990 
  • Lancashire – 2,384 
  • Birmingham – 2,057 
  • Staffordshire – 1,888
  • Hertfordshire – 1,885
  • Surrey – 1,775 
  • Hampshire – 1,755 
  • Derbyshire – 1,389 
  • Nottinghamshire – 1,325 
  • Lincolnshire – 1,293 
  • Norfolk – 1,266 
  • Northamptonshire – 1,144 
  • East Sussex – 1,101
  • Suffolk – 1,082 
  • County Durham – 1,075 
  • Leeds – 1,046
  • West Sussex – 1,036 
  • Leicestershire – 993
  • Sheffield – 945 

What age and sex were they?

The ONS, which collates weekly death figures for England and Wales using the cause of death marked on people’s death certificates, shows the sex divide in Covid-19 deaths. There’s a weakness in this data because it only records two sexes, so no data is available for the impact of the illness on non-binary people.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, up to January 15, 2021, 55.0% of all deaths involving Covid have been in men. 

There have been more deaths in women aged 85 years and over (21,331) than men aged 85 years and over (18,486). However, these numbers may be influenced by the population structure, where there are more women aged over 85 to begin with than men of the same age.

This ONS graph shows the total number of deaths involving Covid-19 by sex and age group in England and Wales from December 28, 2019 to January 15, 2021.   

Here’s the total death toll in England and Wales, as counted by the ONS as of January 15, split by sex and age: 

  • Under 1 year – 2
  • 1 to 14 years – 4
  • 15 to 44 years – 566
  • 45 to 64 years – 5,703
  • 65 to 74 years – 9,206
  • 75 to 84 years – 18,228
  • 85 years and over – 18,486
  • Under 1 year – 0
  • 1 to 14 years – 4
  • 15 to 44 years – 396
  • 45 to 64 years – 3,143
  • 65 to 74 years – 5,224
  • 75 to 84 years – 12,678
  • 85 years and over – 21,331

What jobs did they do? 

New figures released on Monday by the ONS provided us with an insight into what industries suffered the highest numbers of deaths among the working age population, tracking the period from March 9 to December 28, 2020. 

Manual labourers, nurses and transport workers all had some of the highest death rates involving Covid-19 compared to other professions, with the figures broken down between men and women – again, no data is recorded for non-binary people.

Male Covid-19 deaths by occupation

  • Elementary occupations (manual labour) (66.3 deaths per 100,000 males in that sector; 699 deaths)
  • Caring, leisure and other service occupations (64.1 deaths per 100,000 males in that sector; 258 deaths)
  • Process, plant and machine operatives (52.8 deaths per 100,000 males; 827 deaths)
  • Skilled trades occupations (40.4 deaths per 100,000 males; 848 deaths)
  • Sales and customer service occupations (40.3 deaths per 100,000 males; 156 deaths)
  • Administrative and secretarial occupations (39.0 deaths per 100,000 males; 186 deaths)

More specifically, these were the jobs with the highest death rates from Covid for men:

  • Restaurant and catering establishment managers and proprietors (119.3 deaths per 100,000 males in that sector; 26 deaths)
  • Metal working and machine operatives (106.1 deaths per 100,000 males; 40 deaths)
  • Food, drink and tobacco process operatives (103.7 deaths per 100,000 males; 52 deaths)
  • Chefs (103.1 deaths per 100,000 males; 82 deaths)
  • Taxi and cab drivers and chauffeurs (101.4 deaths per 100,000 males; 209 deaths)
  • Nursing auxiliaries and assistants (87.2 deaths per 100,000 males; 45 deaths)
  • Elementary construction occupations (82.1 deaths per 100,000 males; 70 deaths)
  • Nurses (79.1 deaths per 100,000 males; 47 deaths)
  • Local government administrative occupations (72.1 deaths per 100,000 males; 23 deaths)
  • Bus and coach drivers (70.3 deaths per 100,000 males; 83 deaths)

Female Covid deaths by occupation

  • Process, plant and machine operatives (33.7 deaths per 100,000 females; 57 deaths)
  • Caring, leisure and other service occupations (27.3 deaths per 100,000 females; 460 deaths)
  • Elementary occupations (21.1 deaths per 100,000 females; 227 deaths)

More specifically, these were the jobs with the highest death rates from Covid for women:

  • Social workers (32.4 deaths per 100,000 females; 25 deaths)
  • National government administrative occupations (27.9 deaths per 100,000 females; 26 deaths)
  • Sales and retail assistants (26.9 deaths per 100,000 females; 111 deaths)
  • Managers and directors in retail and wholesale (26.7 deaths per 100,000 females, 24 deaths)
  • Nursing auxiliaries and assistants (25.3 deaths per 100,000 females; 54 deaths)
  • Nurses (24.5 deaths per 100,000 females; 110 deaths)

What ethnicity were they? 

In short, we don’t know. The true impact of the virus on Black and Asian people living in the UK is still hidden, because crucial data monitoring the ethnicity of those who died only goes back to July.

What we do know, however, is that Black people were found to be four times more likely to die from a coronavirus-related cause than white people, according to analysis published by the Office for National Statistics in May.

This analysis was later updated in October to include deaths up to July 28, 2020, and found men and women of Black and south Asian ethnic backgrounds had increased risks of death involving coronavirus compared to those with white backgrounds.

As HuffPost UK recently revealed, figures showing the number of BAME (Black, Asian and minority ethnic) people who have died in English hospitals within 28 days testing positive give an incomplete picture, and even these were so hidden on an NHS website that the Office for National Statistics didn’t know about them when approached.

These figures are recorded in NHS England’s Covid-19 weekly total deaths archive, which records hospital deaths in England, but does not appear in separate datasets tracking the deaths on a daily basis. 

This information, correct up to January 13, covers 58,712 people of all ethnicities who had died within 28 days of testing positive for coronavirus.

Of these, 6,953 (12%) were of a BAME background and 275 (less than 1%) were of a mixed background. 

There were also 5,135 deaths where ethnicity was either not stated or there wasn’t a match.

According to the government’s Covid-19 dashboard on the same date, a total of 88,042 people had died in England within 28 days of a positive test – almost 30,000 more than were recorded in the NHS England data. 

Death certificates provide the most reliable information about a deceased person, but these still don’t include an option to state an individual’s ethnicity – despite a months-long campaign for it to be included. 

“There’s a lack of information out there, especially since the second wave,” Sabby Dhalu, co-convenor for Stand Up To Racism, told HuffPost UK.

“I think there’s a deliberate suppression of recent information about the disproportionate impact of coronavirus on BAME communities, unlike in the first wave.”

Ethnicity – unlike occupation, sex and age – is not currently recorded on death certificates. That means ONS specialists must link death certificates with the 2011 census and NHS records, which can’t always be done, to produce data about race. It takes time, and has only been done up to the end of July so far.


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Prince Harry Accepts Apology, Damages In UK Libel Suit


LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry on Monday accepted an apology and damages from the publisher of British tabloid The Mail on Sunday and its online version, MailOnline, in a libel lawsuit relating to articles about his relationship with the British armed forces.

Harry sued Associated Newspapers for libel over two articles published in October which claimed he had snubbed the Royal Marines after stepping down as a senior royal.

The articles claimed that Harry had “not been in touch” with the force since his last appearance as an honorary Marine in March, and that military leaders were considering replacing him as Captain General of the Royal Marines.

Harry and his wife, Meghan, stepped down as working royals and moved to the U.S. in early 2019. His honorary military titles were put on hold, and they were due to be reviewed in March as part of the monarchy’s review of the couple’s departure arrangements.

Harry had served for a decade in the British army, and his lawyers said the articles caused considerable damage to his reputation and credibility with veterans.

Prince Harry attends an event to mark the expansion of the Coach Core sports coaching apprenticeship programme at Lord's cric

Prince Harry attends an event to mark the expansion of the Coach Core sports coaching apprenticeship programme at Lord’s cricket ground on October 7, 2016 in London. 

Lawyer Jenny Afia, representing Harry, said the publisher has accepted that allegations that he had turned his back on the force were false.

The articles “constituted not only a personal attack upon the Duke’s character but also wrongly brought into question his service to this country,” Afia said.

She said Harry was “proud to have served in the British armed forces for 10 years in Her Majesty’s name” and “has maintained active links with those forces ever since and will continue to do so in the future”.

Harry will donate the damages to the Invictus Games Foundation, a charity for wounded or sick servicemen and women that he founded, she added. The amount of the damages was not disclosed.

Separately, Meghan is also suing Associated Newspapers for invasion of privacy and copyright infringement over articles that published portions of a letter she wrote to her father, Thomas Markle, after her marriage to Harry in 2018.


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GOING THROUGH TOUGH TIMES – 2021 New Years Motivation (Ft. Coach Pain)

THROUGH THE TOUGH TIMES. The challenges that you face off against every day will only make you stronger. It’s time to believe in yourself and know that greatness is within you. 2020 was difficult, 202


Coach T’s 21 for 21 – Game 18 vs St. John’s for Dom Pettey (2014)

This Fall, Gonzaga Football in running a video series called “Coach T’s 21 for 21” where the program has released two videos per week to celebrate the most significant victories under Head Coach Randy Trivers. Click here to see the full schedule and list of games:

One week after his tragic passing, and on the night of his memorial service, Dominik Pettey ’15 was honored with a moment of silence before the Eagles took on St. John’s in the oldest Catholic high school football rivalry in the nation. With emotions running high throughout the day and into the night, Gonzaga came back from a 17-3 deficit in the first half to win 20-17 and clinch a playoff spot in dramatic fashion… but most importantly, the Eagles did it for Dom.

This video commemorates the win over St. John’s on November 8, 2014, and airs on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 2 PM across all of the @GonzagaTDC social media accounts.

#WeLoveDom #11inHeaven #HailGonzaga #AMDG

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WHY I RUN – Best Motivational Speech Video (Featuring Coach Pain)

WHY I RUN! What are you running for? Don’t run for stats. Don’t run for glory. Run because you know it’s necessary. Powerful new motivational speech video featuring Coach Pain.

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WHEN IT HURTS – Best Motivational Video Speeches Compilation (Coach Pain FULL ALBUM 1 HOUR)

WHEN IT HURTS! The Full 1 Hour Long Motivational Speech Album by Motiversity and Coach Pain is OUT NOW! Download it on all platforms:

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At Home Workout with Coach Daniel July 8, 2020

TWO games!

Watch the video and play the games with coach Daniel, then you can play them with your family and friends, too!

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NEVER GIVE UP – Best Motivational Speech Video 2020

NEVER GIVE UP! Powerful motivational speech video featuring new speeches from Walter Bond, Dr. Jessica Houston and Coach Pain.

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Coach Duval’s Fun Ground Ball Games for House League

Greenwich Youth Lacrosse (“GYL”) has been teaching excellence in lacrosse, character & sportsmanship since 1972. In this video Coach Duval goes over fun ground ball games for house league players – April 4, 2020

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