Seminar: Is It possible to study and practice high-level sport at the same time?


Next Friday, November 17, in the Sala de Socis of Club Natació Banyoles, the seminar The Dual Careers will take place: is it possible to study and practice high-level sport at the same time?, co-organized between the ICDC project and the Càtedra d'Esports i Educació Física of the UdG. The activity, which will take place from 7 pm, is aimed at teachers and secondary school teachers, families, technicians and coaches in order to deepen the need to understand the psychological processes of the young athlete during the academic stage. The day provides for the participation of renowned athletes who have been able to successfully combine academic training, which will allow discovering organizational tools and planning ways to discuss a relevant question, both in the academic and sports fields.

Elena Piñeiro: "L'alimentació és un factor clau per assolir els nostres reptes"


Day-to-day feeding is the key, in addition to training, to get results in athletes that are also studying and in the growth stage. This is one of the conclusions of the practical workshop given by nutritionist Elena Piñeiro at Club Natació Banyoles this Thursday, September 28. Athletes from the ICDC program and their families have learned to manage their nutrition. According to Piñeiro, there is a lot of professional intrusion and it's necessary to have more information. The nutritionist has also added that it is important to know what you are eating, where the food comes from, and how it is cooked. Finally, it has said that a food balance can give the athlete resistance and performance and make it reach its maximum capacity according to its genetics.


The Club Natació Banyoles and the Universitat de Girona have signed an agreement to facilitate dual careers


The Club Natació Banyoles and the Universitat de Girona have signed an agreement to facilitate the access of the athletes included in the ICDC project in the Academic Support Program to the high-level university athletes of the UdG. This collaboration will include 8 students in each course, who will receive support with the aim of facilitating the dual career and that the young people have both academic and sports careers.

'Daily food of a performance athlete', this Thursday


On Thursday, September 28, the Sala de Socis of the Club Natació Banyoles will host the session 'Daily food of a performance athlete', by Elena Piñeiro. Aimed at athletes aged 14 to 18 and their families, this session will provide the keys to have good habits and a proper diet. The talk will take place from 20:45 to 22:00 and is open to anyone interested.

Working session: the 'invisible' training, by Pau Vela


This Monday, April 24 will be a working session around the 'invisible' training and its importance by Pau Vela, physiotherapist and international sportist (Olympic Games in Rio). It will be at 19:30 in the Sala de Socis of the Club Natació Banyoles. This activity is exclusively for the athletes who are part of the project.

New promotional video


The ICDC project, that started in 2016 and plans to end in 2018, is reaching the equator. And to celebrate it presents a new promotional video, in which they explain the main objectives of the project and where there are some of the project participants -from different sports-. You can watch it here.

Sessions of ICDC project


During March there have been different sessions of the ICDC project led by Club Natació Banyoles. The families of athletes between 13 and 21 years old who are part of the project or could be part have been summoned with the purpose of explaining in detail what it consists of, what the objectives are and how it will become concrete in the coming months. The managers of the session have been Albert Busquets and the academic tutor and coach of the project Enric Parnau, as well as the coaches of the different sections who have given their impression on all the developments that will take place during the next few months.

There has also been a presentation of the project in Granollers, where the Handball Club Granollers also leads a project on dual careers.

The next appointment of the program will be with the educational centers of the city at the end of the month, and during the month of April there will be a work session around the training and its importance by Pau Vela, physiotherapist and international rower, sportist of the Rio Olympic Games.

Great participation in the session about sports nutrition


About 120 people attended the session 'Food, sports and ergogenic aids for athletes', with the aim of clarifying and transmitting the key role of food and nutrition in sports from an interdisciplinary point of view, specially in resistence sports. Dr. Jordi Sitjà started the session by talking about the role of nutrition throughout history and from a more medical part, arguing the fundamental role of nutritionist in the structuring of diets. He also added, on the ergogenic aids that are on the market, that some have no effect on performance. The coach and specialist of Tribiketrainer Josep Codinach talked about the importance of weight in performance, and the importance to control the relationship of weight to power generated. According to him, the role of nutritionist is to regulate this weight. He also talked about how to guide different types of resistance competition depending on the products that are on the market. The nutritionist Elena Piñeiro clarified different aspects of human nutrition: the obsession with ideal weight, and what have to be eaten before, during and after a competition.

Food, sports and ergogenic aids for the athlete


On Friday 10 March at 10:30, the sala de socis of  Club Natació Banyoles will host 'Food, sports and ergogenic aids for the athlete', a conference in order to clarify the role of food and nutrition in sport from an interdisciplinary point of view, specially in endurance sports. The speakers taking part are Jordi Sitjà, sports foctor and head of the Centre de Medicina de l'Esport a Girona del Consell Català de l'Esport, Elena Piñeiro, nutritionist of the Institut Català de Serveis Mèdics and of the Centre d’Assessorament Dietètic Bescanó, and Josep Codinach, sports trainer and specialist in cycling, cofounder of the company Tribiketrainer. 

The international seminar on dual careers in Amsterdam begins today


The International Seminar on Dual Careers in Amsterdam (Netherlands), organized by the ICDC project, led by the Club Natació Banyoles has begun this morning. For two days, work and training sessions will focus on different

The seminar, that includes working sessions, the presentation of dual career program, conferences of different personalities from sport and specific training for coaches and psychologists working in dual careers, takes place in the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. Among the presentations will be the Euoprean Union conference about the strategy of dual careers, a lecture on best practices in this field, and presentation of the results of the study Gold in Education and Elite Sports of the Vrije Univeriteit Brussel.