The Summit

The 2018 Lead Sports Summit took place in Atlanta, GA at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center Aug 31 - Sept 3 .
Over the course of the 4 day Summit, swimmers attended keynotes, panels, and breakout sessions with expert mentors and Olympic Champions, participated in team building activities, and learned about their strengths as individuals that will help them navigate their teenage years and achieve more as students, athletes, and leaders. Themes that resonated throughout the Summit included Nutrition, Confidence, Leadership, Perseverance, Sports Psychology/Mental Health. Each day of the Summit also included fitness & fun, including a swim clinic and yoga session.

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Date: Friday Aug. 31 - Monday Sept 3 (Labor Day Weekend)
Time: Friday kickoff begins at 5p. Monday wrap up is at 12p
Location: Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center
Cost: $1,399
All inclusive: 4 days, 3 nights, meals, presentations, gifts, ground transportation, activities etc. 

Airport pick-up on Friday 8/31 and drop-off 9/03 will be provided. Please arrange for flights arriving to the Atlanta Airport at 3p or earlier on Friday 8/31 and departing the Atlanta Airport at 3p or later on Monday 9/03.

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The women of lead 2018

 Back (L-R): Christen Shefchunas (Confidence Coach), Katie Meili (2016 Olympian), Missy Franklin (5x Olympic Gold Medalist), Kristen Vredeveld (Team Leader), Elizabeth Beisel (3x Olympian, 2016 Team USA Captain), Lia Neal (2x Olympian), Dr. Megan Cannon (Sports Psychologist), Toni Armstrong (Leadership Educator), Jenn Brunelli (Sports Dietitian), Meredith Roberts (Team Leader)  Front (L-R): Hali Flickinger (2016 Olympian), Kristin Adair (Team Leader), Mary Motch (Intern), Caroline Kosciusko (Program Director), Courtney Randolph (Communications Director), Sage Matsushima (Intern), Gisella Cianci (Team Leader), Gretchen Schweitzer (Makeup Artist), Kara Lynn Joyce (Founder), Chi Pham (Team Leader)  Not pictured: Magda Wasckiewicz (Team Leader), Elizabeth O’Neill (Team Leader)

Back (L-R): Christen Shefchunas (Confidence Coach), Katie Meili (2016 Olympian), Missy Franklin (5x Olympic Gold Medalist), Kristen Vredeveld (Team Leader), Elizabeth Beisel (3x Olympian, 2016 Team USA Captain), Lia Neal (2x Olympian), Dr. Megan Cannon (Sports Psychologist), Toni Armstrong (Leadership Educator), Jenn Brunelli (Sports Dietitian), Meredith Roberts (Team Leader)

Front (L-R): Hali Flickinger (2016 Olympian), Kristin Adair (Team Leader), Mary Motch (Intern), Caroline Kosciusko (Program Director), Courtney Randolph (Communications Director), Sage Matsushima (Intern), Gisella Cianci (Team Leader), Gretchen Schweitzer (Makeup Artist), Kara Lynn Joyce (Founder), Chi Pham (Team Leader)

Not pictured: Magda Wasckiewicz (Team Leader), Elizabeth O’Neill (Team Leader)


About the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center

Located on the Georgia Tech campus in Technology Square – the heart of Midtown Atlanta’s thriving neighborhood, the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center provides the ultimate place to relax. The Georgia Tech campus shares venues from the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games.

 

GA Tech Hotel and Conference Center
800 Spring St NW
Atlanta, GA 30308

2018 Itinerary 

Friday 8/31

2:00pm - 5:00pm   Check-In and Gifting Suite

5:15pm - 6:30pm   Welcome Address by Kara Lynn Joyce and Dinner

6:30pm - 7:30pm   Opening Keynote with Elizabeth Beisel, presented by Speedo

7:30pm - 8:30pm   Team Building Activities, Housekeeping, and What to Expect

8:30pm - 9:00pm  Back to rooms; Room Checks @ 9:00 pm

Saturday 9/01

8:00am - 9:00am Breakfast

10:00am - 12:00pm Swim clinic at McAuley Aquatic Center

12:30pm - 1:00pm Walk back to hotel with your Team Leader

12:45pm - 1:30pm Lunch

1:30pm - 2:45pm Rest and Relaxation

3:00pm - 4:30pm Nutrition Seminar with Jennifer Brunelli, RD

4:30pm - 5:00pm Snacks and refreshments

5:00pm - 6:15pm Sports Psychology Seminar with Dr. Megan Cannon

6:15pm - 7:15pm Dinner (Hotel restaurant)

7:15 - 8:15 pm Breakout sessions

  • 14 & Under Sports Psychology Breakout

  • 14 & Under Confidence Breakout

  • 15 & Over Storytelling Breakout

  • 15 & Over College Recruiting Breakout

Sunday 9/02

7:15am - 7:30am Grab-and-go breakfast and board charter bus

8:00am - 8:45am Morning Yoga in Piedmont Park

8:45am - 9:30 pm Breakfast

9:30am - 10:00am Leadership Style Activity and Team Building with Toni Armstrong and Caroline Kosciusko

10:00am - 10:30am Bus back to hotel

11:00am - 12:30pm Leadership Seminar, Panel, and Q&A with Toni Armstrong

  • Panelists: Elizabeth Beisel, Lia Neal, Kristen Vredeveld, Hali Flickinger

12:30pm - 3:00pm Lunch

3:00pm - 4:00pm Confidence Keynote with Christen Shefchunas and Katie Meili

4:00pm - 5:30pm Breakout sessions

  • 14 & Under Storytelling Breakout

  • 14 & Under Leadership Breakout

  • 15 & Over Sports Psych Breakout

  • 15 & Over Confidence Breakout

6:00pm - 7:00pm Dinner

7:00pm - 8:30pm LEAD Movie Night

7:00pm - 9:00pm LEAD Parent Social

9:00pm - 9:30pm Back to rooms; Room Checks @ 9:30 pm

Monday 9/03

7:30am - 8:30am Breakfast (Ballroom)

8:30am - 9:30am Closing Keynote with Missy Franklin, in partnership with Coca-Cola

9:45am - 10:30am Calling All Leaders Panel Discussion presented by adidas Women, moderated by Christen Shefchunas

  • Panelists: Elizabeth Beisel, Kara Lynn Joyce, Chi Pham, Kristen Vredeveld, Jenn Brunelli

10:30am - 11:30am Photos and autographs

11:30am - 12:00pm Check out and depart for airport