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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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Water polo clinic trains Referees in Curacao (AHO)

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17 enthusiastic water polo referees gathered in Willemstad (Curacao, Dutch Antilles) to take part in a beginner-level clinic from December 3-8, 2012 conducted by Joaquin Fernandez from the Royal Spanish Swimming Federation.

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Swimming Coaches upgrade skills in Kiew Zaporizhzhya (UKR)

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The FINA Swimming Coaches Certification programme 2012 drew to a close with the last course of the year held in Kiew Zaporizhzhya (UKR) from November 29 to Dec 1. Germany's Gerd Nottelmann, an active lecturer within the FINA clinic programme, conducted his first certification course with 66 participants.

The course focused on teaching skills and values, motivating swimmers, coaching and the law, basic biomechanics, physiology of training, practical coaching tips in daily training, among other topics.

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Stepping stone for Water polo coaching in Lima (PER)

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A clinic for water polo coaches (beginner level) was held in Lima, Peru, from November 9-16, 2012. FINA Bureau Member Eugenio Martinez (CUB), who has officiated as water polo referee at six Olympic Games, trained 54 participants.

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Open water coaches take the plunge in Bali (INA)

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Bali's Sanur beach served as a beautiful backdrop for the open water swimming coaches clinic (intermediate level) held at Indonesia's famous seaside resort from November 7-11, 2012.

Australian open water swimming expert Dick Campion trained 24 participants, most locals, on various aspects of the sport: identifying OWS talent, swim programmes and drills, planning training schedules, on-deck coach attitude and performance, diet and carbo loading, to name a few.

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Swimming clinic benefits all in Koror (PLW)

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In order to continue spreading swimming knowledge and expertise in the Pacific, a FINA Development clinic for swimming coaches (beginner) was organised in Koror, Palau from October 30 to November 7, 2012.

Rick Powers (USA) trained no less than 46 participants in a week-long course. The programme included two days of instruction for swim teachers and school PE teachers on how to teach swimming, and one session on open water, a point that is all the more relevant when living on an island.

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FINA Development continues programme in the Pacific

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Kwajalein Island, the southernmost and largest island in the Kwajalein atoll in the Marshall Islands, played host to a swimming clinic for beginner-level coaches from October 14-27, 2012.

American swimming expert Rick Powers trained 16 participants, focusing on the physiology of training, season planning, motivation, mental training and stroke technique. Kids from local swimming clubs enthusiastically took part in the practical sessions at the swimming pool and at the beach.




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Russia's Olga Brusnikina visits Synchro Coaches clinic in Istanbul (TUR)

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The iconic synchro swimmer from Russia, Olga Brusnikina, Olympic champion from the Sydney (2000) and Athens Games (2004), was invited to Istanbul, Turkey, to meet the 40 synchro coaches and judges taking part in an intermediate clinic from October 17-21, 2012.

British synchro expert Jennifer Gray, FINA TSSC Member, said on the five-day course: "The participants were very active learners and joined in group tasks very enthusiastically. They were keen to share their own knowledge and produced some very original ideas."

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Water polo coaches get started in Pune (IND)

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A clinic for water polo coaches (beginner and intermediate) took place in Pune, Western India, from October 1-5, 2012. Niculae Firoiu from Greece, who has been water polo head coach of the German Swimming Federation for 26 years, trained a total 40 participants during the five-day course.

 

Promising Swimming Coaches clinic held in Kampala (UGA)

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26 swimming coaches attended an advanced clinic in Kampala, Uganda, from September 10-19, 2012 conducted by Gerd Nottelmann from Germany.

The clinic’s primary focus was on building capacity of coaches in Uganda. The objectives of the clinic were to develop high-level swimming coaches in Uganda and build from the previously held FINA Development swimming clinic held in July 2011.

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Thumbs up for Swimming Coaches clinic in St. Lucia

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A successful clinic for swimming coaches (intermediate level) was organised at Rodney Heights Aquatic Centre in Castries, St. Lucia from September 3-9, 2012.

The course, which was conducted by Marta Belsh from Swimming Canada, welcomed 18 participants and covered the following topics: long-term athlete development, design of seasonal plan, mental preparation, nutrition, swimmer tracking performance, parents communication. Pool sessions including starts, turns, relay takeover, IM transitions and open water were also held.

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