Russia's Olga Brusnikina visits Synchro Coaches clinic in Istanbul (TUR)

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The iconic synchro swimmer from Russia, Olga Brusnikina, Olympic champion from the Sydney (2000) and Athens Games (2004), was invited to Istanbul, Turkey, to meet the 40 synchro coaches and judges taking part in an intermediate clinic from October 17-21, 2012.

British synchro expert Jennifer Gray, FINA TSSC Member, said on the five-day course: "The participants were very active learners and joined in group tasks very enthusiastically. They were keen to share their own knowledge and produced some very original ideas."

To have both coaches and judges in the same course produced benefits on both parts: coaches were able to learn about judging requirements and also experienced judging while judges contributed to the coaching discussion.