SWIS 2018 – Part 1

A professional event is the best way I describe the SWIS 2018 weekend. 

I can tell you that if you missed SWIS this year, you missed out of some info that you’ll never have the chance to catch again, and I can nearly promise you that. That is unless you buy the video when it’s released in a few weeks. For more information, go here. 

Thank you Ken Kinakin and team for putting on one of the most professional, organized and flawless weekends I’ve ever been a part of, no matter if I was lifting, attending or speaking. It was amazing.

Keep in mind, this was my first time attending a SWIS, but I’d heard so many good things about it that I couldn’t wait and I was not disappointed.

From the location (Hilton hotel), only a few minutes from Toronto International Airport, the overall production, organization, quality of speakers, number of delegates to how we were taken care of and treated, to the food. All top of the line. I don’t think it could be any better.

With the entire 2.5-day weekend of speakers concurrently speaking five at a time in five different rooms, the amount of wisdom, knowledge, and experiences shared and exchanged this weekend should be its very own world record. I can’t even get into the many different “specialized” panels; maybe in another post, especially the one Saturday evening as that won’t likely happen again. Perhaps in part 2. 

With more than a week’s notice before SWIS 2018, both the delegates and presenters were provided a clear and concise full weekend schedule. This information allows for plenty of advances for preparation for all parties, and it went, in my opinion, and what I witnessed as flawlessly.

After each 1.5hr session wrapped up, you had 30min to gather yourself, grab a drink, go to your hotel room for a snack, or make a last minute change in deciding where to go next and get there early if you wanted an excellent front row seat. Then, it was onto the next one of five of your choice.

The only “issue” I saw (and had myself), which is a good issue; Ken openly admits and calls a “quality problem” is when you have two (or more) presenters presenting at the same time slot, then you have to pick who you want to see MORE. In my case, I would go to both and catch as much of each as possible.

Once again, thank you, Ken, for the honor of being included in such an incredible weekend.

Much more to come.








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Brian Carroll

Brian is a world-class powerlifter with over two decades of elite and pro-level powerlifting under his belt. Coming back from a devastating back injury in 2012 that broke multiple bones and that most experts said he would never recover from, he has returned to the pinnacle of world-class lifting (while 100% pain and symptom-free) and is now dedicated to helping others avoid the same mistakes that he made in the past through private and group coaching in Jacksonville, FL. Brian’s impressive recovery has given him the opportunity to teach and deliver talks to physical therapists, chiropractors, medical doctors, professional strength & conditioning coaches and experts from all facets of sport, on how to avoid injury, while building anti-fragile strength and resilience in athletes.
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