First FINA Swimming Officials of 2014 held in Riga
The first FINA Swimming Officials school of 2014 was organised in Riga, Latvia, from February 8-9. FINA TSC Honorary Secretary Søren Korbo (DEN) and former FINA TSC Member Bill Hogan (CAN) trained a total 82 participants, 55 of which were locals and the remaining 27 participants from Estonia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia and Israel.
In his report, Søren Korbo highlighted the importance of such programme for small swimming federations, which are working assiduously for the development of the sport.
The participants in the FINA Swimming Officials School in Riga
Latvia, a country of approximately 2 million inhabitants, has 25 swimming clubs and about 1200 licensed swimmers.
Both theory and practice sessions were organised during the two-day school.