Ryan Atkison, MSc, CSCS

Job Title: 
Lead, Biomechanics & Performance Analysis
Disciplines: 
Biomechanics & Performance Analysis
Education: 

B.Sc. Kinesiology, University of Western Ontario

M.Sc. Kinesiology, University of Western Ontario

Biography: 

Ryan Atkison is the Lead, Biomechanics & Performance Analysis at CSIO. He completed both his BSc. (2008) and MSc. (2010) in Kinesiology at the University of Western Ontario, specializing in sport biomechanics. Ryan joined the Canadian Sport Institute Network in 2011 as a sport biomechanist and has worked with National Team coaches and athletes in Feestyle Skiing, Snowboarding and Swimming. In addition to his role as a Lead, Ryan provides biomechanics and performance analysis support for Swimming Canada’s High Performance Centre Ontario for which he is also the integrated support team lead.

Ryan is a former national level swimmer, swimming coach and strength and conditioning coach.

Professional Affiliations: 
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach

Research Interests: 
  • Underwater Dolphin Kicking Technique
  • Swimming Start Performance