Swimming expert Dr. Genadijus Sokolovas shares experience with LSU students

Master’s degree students of Lithuanian Sports University (LSU) Coaching Science study program have a unique opportunity to listen to lectures by LSU alumnus, teacher, sports scientist Genadijus Sokolovas and participate in his seminars.

During the monthly cycle of lectures and seminars, the sports expert will review the peculiarities of computerization in sport, introduce application and calculation of mathematical functions and discuss sports forecasting, as well as different mathematical models (multiannual changes in sports results, maturation of young athletes, analysis and changes in sports results and physical load in the annual training cycle). In Dr. G. Sokolovas’s seminars, students learn to calculate record graphs for various sports, to use training templates to calculate training load intensity zones based on pulse, lactate, or athletic performance, and to construct an annual training load model.

Dr. G. Sokolovas has lived in the United States since 2000. He headed the Department of Physiology and Sports Science of the USA Swimming Federation for eight years; now he is taking care of the US swimmers, water polo players and triathletes. The scientist has developed a unique research methodology, so his advice and consultations are sought by world-famous water sports masters, the legendary US swimmer Michael Phelps to be mentioned among them. Experienced FINA expert G. Sokolovas helps athletes to correct technical errors, improves their training process, and gives lectures on athlete training and practical application of sports science.

The scientist is in constant contact with the Lithuanian Swimming Federation. Before the pandemic, the best swimmers of Lithuania went to the Colorado Springs Swimming Centre, where G. Sokolovas tested their physiology, recovery and biomechanics.

A year ago, G. Sokolovas visited Lithuania and presented a report on the dangers of overtraining at the conference “LTeam” organized by the National Olympic Committee of Lithuania (LTOK). This June, at the initiative of LSU and LTOK, a distant lecture on the use of modern technology in sport was given to coaches and athletes of the Olympic sports.

Genadijus Sokolovas (on the left) and the legendary swimmer Michael Phelps.

Some information about G. Sokolovas

G. Sokolovas was born in Kaunas on June 1, 1961. In 1983, he graduated from the Institute of Physical Education (present Lithuanian Sports University, LSU), in 1987 he graduated from the Moscow State Central Institute of Physical Education, where he defended the dissertation of the candidate of Pedagogical Sciences “Planning of Swimmers’ Trainings by Assessing the Dynamics of their Special Working Capacity in the Stages of Multiannual Training”.

G. Sokolovas’s research areas – management of elite swimmers’ sports training, result forecasting using computer programs.

From 1983 to 1984, G. Sokolovas was a teacher at the Department of Physical Education of Kaunas Polytechnic Institute (present Kaunas University of Technology); from 1987 to 2000 he worked as a teacher, Associate Professor at the Department of Swimming of Lithuanian Academy of Physical Education (present LSU) (1990) and headed the Department from 1991 to 1992 and from 1994 to 1995. From 1992 to 2000, G. Sokolovas was the Dean of the Faculty of Coaches and the Head of the Scientific Laboratory of Computerization in Sports. In 2000, he left for the USA, the Colorado Springs Swimming Centre.