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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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First Swimming Officials clinic organised in Accra (GHA)

Development News

In their efforts to foster the development of Swimming in the country, the Ghana Swimming and Life Saving Association organised, in conjunction with FINA's Development programme, the first clinic for swimming officials (beginner level) in Accra, Ghana, from September 1-5, 2012, which brought together 18 participants.
 
FINA TSC Member Olugbenga Lawal from Nigeria conducted the course at Accra's Sports Stadium. The course, which combined both theory and practice, proved to be a very useful training for all participants. 

 

Bill Hogan trains Swimming Officials in St. Georges (GRN)

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An intermediate-level clinic for swimming officials took place in St. Georges, Grenada from August 27-31, 2012 gathering 33 participants, including technical officials, coaches and some senior swimmers. FINA TSC Member Bill Hogan from Canada was the expert on site.

Participants ranged from beginner technical officials to fairly experienced technical officials who have been referees and starters in continental competitions, one of whom was Omar Hughes, a former Olympic swimmer who swam at the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000. He is now a fairly experienced starter at the continental level.

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23 Swimming Coaches enjoy clinic in Guyana

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A clinic for swimming beginner coaches and officials was held in Georgetown, Guyana from August 22 to September 1, 2012 with 23 participants.

American Rick Powers discussed topics such as physiology of training, season planning using macro, meso and microcycles, IM training, tapering, nutrition, parent education, motivation, group division by age, attendance and ability and stroke analysis. Practical sessions included drills for all strokes, turns and starts as well as aerobic and anaerobic training sets.


 

Swimming Coaches clinic is a hit in Tehran (IRI)

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33 swimming coaches took enthusiastically part in an intermediate clinic organised in Tehran, Iran from August 22-27, 2012. Fernando Delgado from Puerto Rico discussed various topics such as team coaching, career training, nutrition, concentration and race preparation, and arousing control and self image.

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Swimming Officials attend clinic in Managua (NCA)

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The Piscina Barracudas in Managua, Nicaragua welcomed 33 swimming officials for an intermediate-level clinic from August 20-24, 2012 conducted by Jose Ismael Gonzales from Guatemala.

During the five-day course, Gonzales shared his Olympic Games and World Championships experience, addressing also the judge's various roles and duties and going through FINA's structure, Constitution and Rules.

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Open water Officials train skills ahead of 1st Junior Champs in Welland (CAN)

Development News

It was a busy day at Welland's International Flatwater Centre, Ont. Canada, on August 15, 2012 as 29 open water swimming officials gathered to take part in an intermediate clinic conducted by FINA TOWSC Member John West from New Zealand.

The course took place a day before the inaugural edition of the FINA World Junior Open Water Swimming Championships, taking place also in Welland. The course gave a useful insight into open water swimming procedures at FINA events.

 

Swimming Officials learning the ropes in Tegucigalpa (HON)

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The Federacion Hondurena de Natacion organised a FINA development clinic for swimming officials  (intermediate level) in Tegucigalpa from August 12-19, 2012. The course, which was conducted by Joel Ugarte Ferrari from the Federacion Peruana de Natation, gathered 15 participants.

On the first five days, participants went through a number of essential theoretical aspects of officiating in Swimming. The opportunity was then given to participants to test their skills at the National Swimming Championships taking place from August 17-19.



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Successful clinic for Swimming Coaches held in Mombasa (KEN)

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18 enthusiastic swimming coaches took part in an advanced clinic, which was conducted by Gerd Nottelmann (GER) in Mombasa, Kenya from August 6-15, 2012.

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Swimming clinic makes stop in Georgetown (VIN)

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A swimming clinic for intermediate-level coaches and officials was organised at Georgetown's local swimming pool, in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, from July 23-28, 2012.

Rick Powers (USA) taught a group of 27 locals - coaches, officials and swimmers - the physiology of training, season planning, motivation, parent education, FINA rules, duties of officials, daily workout planning for age group swimmers and how to organise a coach's association. 

 

Swimming Officials school held in Johannesburg (RSA)

Development News

The fifth swimming officials school of the FINA programme 2012 was successfully hosted by Swimming South Africa in Johannesburg from July 22-23, 2012. FINA TSC Soren Korbo (DEN) conducted the course, which was attended by 38 participants. Among them, 31 came from various regions of the host federation and seven from four other countries (Zambia, Swaziland, Botswana and Uganda).

The participants actively took part in the theory sessions, asking many questions. Small group discussions were also organised. The pool session was held at the 25m indoor pool at the St. Andrews school. Junior and Age Group swimmers from local clubs as well as coaches and parents were present.

 

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