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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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Development News

Olympic Solidarity makes second stop in Africa (KEN)

Development News

The FINA/IOC Olympic Solidarity Development Programme held a technical course for Swimming Coaches (Advanced level)  in Nairobi, Kenya, on April 13-22, 2010. In all, 33 local participants made it to the YMCA classroom to benefit from the great experience of expert Derek Howorth from USA Swimming.

The course mixed theoretical content, such as foundations of coaching, coaching tools, diet, differences between winter and summer training, etc., with practical water sessions, explaining drills, dry-land exercises, stroke mechanics and progressions, kicking, starts and turns, etc.

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Olympic Solidarity carries its mission in Netanya (ISR)

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The Olympic Solidarity continues to develop the technical sports knowledge of coaches by organising, together with FINA, a Technical Course for Advanced-level Swimming Coaches at the Wingate Institute for Physical Education and Sport, in Netanya, Israel, from April 9-16, 2010.

The course, held in both English and Hebrew, gathered about 45 local participants. Renowed American expert Genadijus Sokolovas, Senior Physiologist Ph.D., shared his valuable knowledge, having worked with top-level USA swimmers.

 

Olympic Solidarity heads for Asia (BRN)

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A FINA/Olympic Solidarity Technical Course for Swimming Coaches (Intermediate Level) successfully concluded at the Shaikh Khalifa Sports City in Riffa, Kingdom of Bahrain, on April 13, 2010. 22 coaches, among which two women, attended the ten-day course, where expert Jack Simon from the USA shared the best of his knowledge together with ten two-hour practical sessions.

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Olympic Solidarity programme kicks off in Djibouti (DJI)

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The FINA/IOC Olympic Solidarity Development Programme held its first technical school in Djibouti (DJI) on 13-20 March, 2010.

Longtime Olympic Solidarity programme expert Michel Pedroletti from Marseille (FRA) gave the course in French to 18 local participants, who aspire to become great swimming coaches. They surely learned from the best as Michel Pedroletti is a former elite backstroke swimmer, former national coach (who notably trained two Olympic swimmers) and former Director for French swimming teams.

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Successful FINA Swimming Officials clinic held in Noumea (NCL)

Development News

A clinic for Swimming Officials was held in Noumea, New Caledonia, on February 17-21, 2010. In all, 45 Officials (42 local and 3 foreign participants) took part in the Clinic, organised for an intermediate to advanced Official’s level, with as main lecturer Mr. Gérard Lesur (Fédération Française de Natation Official).

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FINA Synchro Judges school held in Prague (CZE)

Development News

44 FINA Judges from 15 countries (Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovakia and Venezuela) took part in a School for Synchronised Swimming on February 17-21, 2010 in Prague, Czech Republic.

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Well-done job at OWS and Swimming clinic, Samoa (SAM)

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A clinic for swimming and open water swimming for coaches, teachers and swimmers (beginner to advanced competitive swimming level) was held in Pago Pago, American Samoa Islands, on February 15-24, 2010. Three coaches, six teachers and 20 swimmers took part in the clinic given by Mr. Willem Sakovich, USA Swimming Coach in Hawai’i and former Coach of Northern Marianas Islands.

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Action for young swimmers in Asia

Development News

alt Many different actions of the Olympic Solidarity (OS) can be of great help to the National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and Swimming National Federations. One of them is the Talent Identification Project, an excellent tool to detect and to help young champions on a continental basis. In the frame work of this politics and to complete it Olympic Solidarity launched the "2012 - Training Grants for Young Athletes" World Programme. And for the first time for FINA Family, Asian young swimmers from 25 countries participated to a special course conducted on August 5-10, 2005 in Bangkok (THA). This project was jointly financed by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) and Olympic Solidarity.

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Olympic Solidarity and FINA Federations

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This article is mainly aimed at our 194 National Federations, who sometimes lose the opportunity of collaborating with their respective National Olympic Committees in order to access the Olympic Solidarity programmes, created to allow them to ensure their development.
Completing this short presentation about the activities of the Olympic Solidarity, we have asked Pere Miró, the omnipresent director of both the International Olympic Solidarity in Lausanne and of the IOC department in charge of the relations with the National Olympic Committees (NOC), to present some advice to the FINA National Federations. We thank him for accepting to write a short text in these pages.

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