What it takes to be a good Diving Judge (GBR)
The first FINA Diving Judges Certification Course of the year attracted 17 participants at the Southend Swimming and Diving Center, Essex (GBR), from January 28-30. FINA Technical Diving Committee Members Anke Piper, from Germany, and Frans v.d. Konijnenburg, from the Netherlands, gave the course, which included the following elements: requirements for good judging, duties of the referee, judging the dive and synchro diving, summary of the penalties. At the end of the course, a test and briefing took place.
The purpose of the course is triple: 1) to enlarge the number of judges and enhance the quality of the existing judges; 2) to create a uniform pattern of interpretation and application of Diving rules, thus raising the quality of judging; 3) and to use the course as an instrument to develop and promote Diving worldwide.