Olympic Solidarity makes second stop in Africa (KEN)

Development News

The FINA/IOC Olympic Solidarity Development Programme held a technical course for Swimming Coaches (Advanced level)  in Nairobi, Kenya, on April 13-22, 2010. In all, 33 local participants made it to the YMCA classroom to benefit from the great experience of expert Derek Howorth from USA Swimming.

The course mixed theoretical content, such as foundations of coaching, coaching tools, diet, differences between winter and summer training, etc., with practical water sessions, explaining drills, dry-land exercises, stroke mechanics and progressions, kicking, starts and turns, etc.

The school ended on a highly successful note since the participants were actively involved in discussion of theory and practicals, participating and interacting very well.