Diving Judges Certification course makes a splash in Tokyo (JPN)

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A FINA Certification course for diving judges was organised at Tokyo's Tatsumi International Swimming Pool (JPN) From April 12-14, 2012. FINA TDC members Kathy Seaman (CAN) and Steve McFarland (USA) conducted the course, which was attended by 15 participants.

The aspiring judges learned about the rules pertaining to starting position, takeoff, flight and entry. Video clips from various FINA World Championships were also used so that judges could mark and discuss each dive.


The Japan Open National Championships served as a test run for the participants. Debrief sessions took place after each event with the two FINA experts.

All participants brilliantly passed the written exam.


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