FINA Schools for Officials (Judges and Referees) are intended to provide training and certification to judges and referees in all aquatic disciplines.

The purpose of FINA Schools is to: 

- Increase the number of officials and enhance the quality of officiating;

- Create uniform interpretation and application of rules across all aquatic disciplines, thus raising the quality of refereeing;

- Develop and promote aquatics worldwide.


The expert lecturers at schools are FINA Technical Commission Members of the FINA Family.


The schools are organised and coordinated by the FINA Technical Commissions, FINA Office and the Organisers (National Federations). 

FINA Schools for Officials are available within each continental region for each of the FINA disciplines. Any judge or referee interested in becoming certified by FINA should contact their National Federation directly.

The FINA Diving Certifications for Judges are for experienced judges either taking the course for the first time or seeking to renew their FINA Diving Judges Certification.

The purpose of the FINA Diving Certification is to: 

- Increase the number of officials and enhance the quality of officiating;

- Certify diving judges for national and international competitions; 

- Develop and promote aquatics worldwide.

The expert lecturers at schools are FINA Diving Technical Commission Members of the FINA Family.

The schools are organised and coordinated by the FINA Technical Commissions, FINA Office and the Organisers (National Federations).


PROGRAMME



Dates: 1st sem. = 1st semester of the year (Jan-Jun); 2nd sem. = 2nd semester of the year (Jul-Dec)

Discipline (Disc.): DV = Diving; OW = Open Water; SW = Swimming; SY = Synchronised Swimming; WP = Water Polo

Category (Cat.): Co = Coaches; Ju = Judges; Of = Officials; Re = Referees; To = Technical Officials

Level (L): BA = Basic; IN = Intermediate; AD = Advanced

Language (Lang.): AR = Arabic; FR = French; EN = English; ES = Spanish; RU = Russian

tbc = to be confirmed


FINA Development HANDBOOK


ThIS HANDBOOK has been developed to assist National FederationS

> english version (pdf)

> spanish version (pdf)