Diving Judges school is a success in Medellin (COL)
A FINA Diving Judges Certification Course was successfully held in Medellin, Colombia from September 7-9, 2011. FINA TDC Events Sub-Committee Members Frans Van De Konijenburg (NED) and Mathz Lindberg (SWE) conducted the advanced-level school which was attended by 35 participants from 11 different countries! If more than a third were locals, the rest of the group comprised judges from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico, USA and Venezuela. As a result, both English and Spanish were used during the three-day school.
"We may consider the outcome [of this school] as one of the most successful in terms of numbers and results. All students were extremely motivated and eager to do well," the lecturers happily noted.
The course was divided in five parts: 1) Theory covering all the Rules pertaining to the Starting Position, Take off, Flight and Entry; 2) Judging requirements associated therewith; 3) Referee requirements; 4) DVD use for competition analysis; 5) Practice session. During the Pan American Junior Games, the participants were assessed by both experts with a debriefing after each event.