FINA DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

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FINA Swimming Officials School is a hit in Gros Islet (LCA)

FINA TSC Chairman Carol Zaleski (USA) and FINA TSC Honorary Secretary Søren Korbo (DEN) were the lecturers of the FINA Swimming Officials School successfully hosted by the St. Lucia Amateur Swimming Association at the Bay Garden Hotel in Gros Islet (LCA). The School had a total 72 participants, 61 local and 11 coming from neighbouring islands of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, the Cayman Islands...

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FINA takes action, will provide Scholarships for Athletes

FINA takes action, will provide Scholarships for Athletes

In 2014, FINA will provide scholarships for Athletes, Youth Athletes and set up a Development of National Sport Structure programme. At its latest meeting in Cancun, Mexico on March 1-2, the FINA Bureau approved the new programmes, etching an important milestone for the development of Aquatics worldwide. Over the 2014-2017 period, FINA’s budget for these three programmes will amount to nearly USD ...

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First FINA Swimming Officials School 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 progra...

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Thumbs up for Swimming Coaches clinic in Panama City

Thumbs up for Swimming Coaches clinic in Panama City

A clinic for intermediate-level swimming coaches was organised in Panama City (PAN) from May 12-18, 2013 with 36 participants.Emerson Ramirez Farto from Brazil led the clinic in Panama.

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Synchro Coaches clinic held in Manila (PHI)

Synchro Coaches clinic held in Manila (PHI)

A clinic for synchronised swimming coaches (beginner to intermediate) was held in Manila (PHI) from May 1-10, 2013.Canadian synchro coach Leslie Sproule trained 18 participants.

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Swimming clinic for Officials held in Dar es Salaam (TAN)

Swimming clinic for Officials held in Dar es Salaam (TAN)

A clinic for swimming coaches and officials was organised in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from April 12-21, 2013.Germany's Gerd Nottelmann trained 21 participants from Tanzania and 25 from Zanzibar.The group was very enthusiastic and the clinic was conducted successfully.

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Building Diving Judges expertise with world-class event in Edinburgh (GBR)

Building Diving Judges expertise with world-class event in Edinburgh (GBR)

A FINA Diving Judges Certification course was organised in conjunction with the FINA/Midea Diving World Series, taking place in Edinburgh (GBR) from April 19-21, 2013 with FINA TDC member Michael Geissbuehler (SUI) and sub-committtee member Frans van de Konijnenburg (NED) training 10 participants. The course is divided in two parts, theory and practical sessions, with a written examination and pra...

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Great job at Swimming Officials school in Port Moresby (PNG)

Great job at Swimming Officials school in Port Moresby (PNG)

The 2013 edition of the FINA Swimming Officials schools in Oceania was successfully hosted by PNG Swimming Inc. at the Gateway Hotel in Port Moresby from April 6-7. The school had a total of 36 participants made up of past swimmers, school teachers, coaches and parents. The school was opened by PNG Swimming Inc. patron Bart Philemon, who welcomed the participants and course experts Don Blew, FINA ...

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FINA Development takes action in Southeast Africa

FINA Development takes action in Southeast Africa

Two excellent clinics for swimming coaches were held in Lusaka, Zambia, and Lilongwe, Malawi, from March 12-23 and March 26-April 3, respectively. In Lusaka, experienced coach Rick Powers from USA trained 16 coaches and 60 swimmers. The clinic programme included Learn to Swim progression for the 4 strokes, physiology of training, planning a season for all levels, test sets, tapering, IM training, ...

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Water polo clinic for Referees is a hit in Valparaiso (CHI)

Water polo clinic for Referees is a hit in Valparaiso (CHI)

22 participants took part in a FINA clinic for water polo referees and officials (beginner to intermediate level), organised in Valparaiso, Chile, from March 19-24, 2013. American water polo referee Humberto Navarro, who has officiated for almost 20 years at national and international levels, was the expert on hand for the course.The clinic was held in conjunction with the South American Youth Cha...

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Diving Officials get started in Dubai (UAE)

A FINA clinic for diving officials (beginner level) was organised in Dubai (UAE) from March 16-20, 2013. FINA TDC member Bashar Al-Saffar from Kuwait was the lecturer for the course, which was attended by 23 participants. The course focused on Several topics were discussed: dive elements, age groups, synchronised diving, scoring, referee and judge's duties, penalties and deductions, video analysis...

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International Water Safety Day celebrated in Suva (FIJ)

‘Never Swim Alone’ is the key message given to primary schools from around the Suva City area that were part of the International Water Safety Day at the Suva City Olympic Pool on March 15, 2013. The programme was organised by the newly formed Water Safety Council of Fiji which comprises many different stakeholders in sporting, government and non- government sections.The objectives of this Interna...

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1. REGULATIONS FOR THE ORGANISATION OF A FINA CLINIC

1.1 There may be no more than one (1) clinic organised per member Federation, per year, as part of the FINA Development Programme.

1.2 Once a year, at the occasion of a Regional or Continental Competition, no more than four (4) clinics, either for coaches, judges or referees, may be organised. These clinics must be proposed by a Continental Organisation.

1.3 The minimum duration of a Clinic will be 5 (five) days and the maximum duration will be ten (10) days.

1.4 The exact dates of the Clinic must be communicated to the FINA Office minimum 60 days prior to the beginning of the Clinic.


2. ECONOMICAL SUPPORT

2.1 LECTURER

Only one (1) lecturer per clinic, if possible from the same continent or region.

2.1.1 Travel:

FINA will provide the lecturers travel expenses (economy fare) if the Organising Federation does not.

2.1.2 Per Diem:

FINA will provide a per diem of US$ 100.00 per day including travel days as pocket money.

2.1.3 Accommodation:

FINA will provide full board, including three (3) meals, up to US$ 100.00 per day if the Organising Federation does not.

2.2 PARTICIPANTS

2.2.1 Travel:

Each National Federation must cover the participants travel expenses.

2.2.2 Accommodation:

FINA will provide US$ 30.00 per day, per person for a maximum of ten (10) days, for up to 20 foreign participants coming from outside of the country where the clinic is held, to assist with lodging expenses. Please note that these participants must provide a letter from their respective National Federation confirming their nomination to attend the clinic and the hosting federation must provide a list of clinic participants with their signatures as proof of attendance.

Accommodation assistance will only be paid for participants coming from the same continent or region.

This regulation does not apply for clinics which are held in conjunction with a Continental or Regional Competition.

2.3 CLINIC ORGANISATION

2.3.1 FINA may support up to two (2) clinics, with a maximum of US$ 500.00 for the following:

- Production of booklets or pamphlets

- Room rental

- Rental of audio & visual equipment

- Other necessary materials for the clinic

2.3.2 For more than two (2) clinics, FINA will provide up to a maximum of US$ 1,000.00 for the items mentioned above

2.4 REIMBURSEMENT PROCEDURE

In order to be reimbursed for the expenses mentioned above, the original receipt(s), a copy of the flight ticket as well as the bank details where the transfer should be deposited must be sent to the FINA Office in Lausanne, Switzerland. Only original receipts received within 60 days from the conclusion of the clinic will be reimbursed.

Expenses for the participants from other countries will be reimbursed upon receipt of the letter from their respective Federation requested under Clause 2.2.2. Please note that in the FINA's auditor ruling there are no exceptions to the reimbursement procedure.

 


Building New Ways for Success in Aquatic Sports


FINA’s main objective is to promote and encourage the development of Swimming in all possible manifestations throughout the world and it is by keeping this in mind that the Federation has for more than a decade put in place a whole variety of programmes that help sustain such aspiration. The underlying idea is that by providing educational programmes for coaches, judges, managers and referees, less-favoured nations will be able to develop and organise their aquatic sports in a more efficient and effective way.  


To this day, FINA has created Schools for Water Polo referees, Diving and Synchronised Swimming judges, swimming officials and coaches and managers in all disciplines. To illustrate such success, between 2005 and 2008, 117 Schools for Swimming, 30 for Synchronised Swimming, 42 for Water Polo, 19 for Diving and 22 for Open Water Swimming were organised. 48 took place in Africa, 94 in the Americas, 52 in Asia, 10 in Europe and 26 in Oceania.


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FINA Swimming Officials Schools inaugurated in the Bahamas - February 2011


Meeting in Shanghai (CHN) in 2006, the Coaches Commission presented the Bureau with a proposal to update the education programmes with qualification standards. From then on, FINA Education Programme Clinics would be carried out in three levels: Basic Introductory Coaching (Novice Level), Age Group Coaching (Intermediate Level), and Senior International Level (Advanced Level).


Another prominent aspect of FINA’s development policy is its Olympic Solidarity Programme, founded in 1961, which provides assistance to National Olympic Committees, especially those lacking the necessary resources to develop their aquatic sports. Its world programmes hinge on four fields of action: athletes, coaches, National Olympic Committee management, and promotion of the Olympic values. As for its continental programmes, they take into consideration the socio-economic and cultural environment in order to adapt with the region’s specific needs.

   


FINA Development HANDBOOK


ThIS HANDBOOK has been developed to assist National FederationS

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