Diving Judge Certification course held in Eindhoven (NED)

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A FINA Certification course for diving judges was organised in Eindhoven (NED) at the Pieter van den Hoogenband Swimming Stadium from May 18-20, 2012. FINA TDC members Ann Sissons (NZL) and Kathy Seaman (CAN) conducted the course, which was held during the European Diving Championships.

The course welcomed 12 participants, from the Netherlands, Turkey, Italy, Germany, Lithuania and Canada.


The course comprised a theory and discussion session covering all the Rules pertaining to the starting position, takeoff, flight, entry and all the judging requirements associated therewith. Participants also watched and assessed video clips of various FINA Championships.



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During the European Championships, the participants were observed by Ann Sissons and Kathy Seaman and debrief sessions were held following each event. At the end of the course, an examination took place, which was passed by all.