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FINA Clinic boosts swimming officials ahead of 2015 African Games

"I would like that following my visit here I could be certain that some of you may act as an official during the African Games." This is what Thierry Bonnamant, FINA expert from France, told the 32 participants on October 6-10, 2014 at the Alphonse-Massamba-Débat stadium in Brazzaville, Congo, where the first-ever FINA clinic was held.According to Jean Kimbémbé, representative of the ministry, thi...

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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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Development News

Open water swimming boosted in West Africa

Development News

The Fédération Sénégalaise de Natation et de Sauvetage organised a FINA school for open water swimming Officials in Dakar from March 7-8, 2012. FINA TOWSC Member Zouheir El Moufti from Morocco shared his knowledge and expertise with 30 participants coming from various parts of West Africa: Senegal, Gambia, Nigeria, Guinea, Benin, Cap Vert and Mali. The school programme included eight training sessions with a test at the end. Theory sessions addressed the following topics: origins of open water swimming, roles and duties of Officials, timekeeping, race rules, risk and competition management.

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Diving Judge school held in Santo Domingo (DOM)

Development News

A FINA school for diving judges was organised in Santo Domingo from March 7-8, 2012. 30 participants from beginner to intermediate level attended the course, which was conducted by FINA TDC Member Julian Llinas Quetglas from Spain.

The course focused on several technical aspects of the sport (degree of difficulty, starting position, approach and take-off, flight, entry, etc.) and also related to competition (format, procedure, judging synchronised diving, etc.).

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Inaugural Oceania development workshop a great success

Development News

Representatives from all member federations of the Oceania Swimming Association, plus associate members Hawaii and New Caledonia, completed an intensive three-day development workshop in Nadi, Fiji last week.

Setting the scene on Day 1 was OSA Executive Board Member and long time swimming coach and administrator, Bill Sakovich, who addressed delegates on "Issues and Challenges facing Aquatics Development in Oceania".

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Stepping stone for development of Aquatics in Oceania

Development News

The Oceania Swimming Association will organise its first ever Regional Aquatics Development Workshop at the Tanoa International Hotel, Nadi, Fiji from March 4-6, 2012.

FINA, along with the Olympic Solidarity, Asian Swimming Federation, Oceania Swimming Association and USA Swimming, united their vision to provide the member nations of the Oceania Swimming Association with the best educational tools to foster the development of Aquatics in the region. The objectives of the three-day workshop are the following:

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Olympic Solidarity takes action in Fria (GUI)

Development News

A successful Technical Course for Swimming Coaches (Basic Level) was held in Fria, Guinea from February 22 until March 2, 2012. Serge David from France taught the 25 participants the fundamentals of swimming and discussed the methodology for training and practice, the cardiovascular development and energetics channels, among other topics.

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Building Swimming Officials expertise in Tunisia

Development News

The first FINA Swimming Officials School of the 2012 season was hosted by the Tunisian Swimming Federation in Tunis (TUN) on February 11-12 at the Golden Tulip El Mechtel Hotel. The School had a total of 30 participants with one coming from outside Tunisia.

The lecturers were Søren Korbo, FINA TSC Honorary Secretary and Olugbenga Lawal, FINA TSC Member. The School was opened by the newly elected President of the Tunisian Swimming Federation, Mr. Hedi Belhassen. The School was very well organised by the host Federation.

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Swimming Coaches clinic attracts many in Doha (QAT)

Development News

A clinic for Swimming Coaches (Level 1 to 3) was organised in Doha (QAT) from January 30 to February 8, 2012. 60 participants attended the one-week course given by German expert Gerd Nottelmann.

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FINA Development School for Diving Judges is held in Colombo (SRI)

Development News

The first FINA Diving Development School of 2012, a basic development course for those having no prior judging experience in diving, took place at the Otters Aquatic Club in Colombo, Sri Lanka from January 29-30.

Happily, in this case, among the 17 eager participants, most were former divers with knowledge of diving techniques and codes. FINA TDC Member Frans van de Konijnenburg (NED) taught various aspects of judging this spectacular discipline: Judge's Responsibilities, Competition Format and Procedure, The Dive, Judging Synchronised Diving, Briefing and De-briefing at competitions, Duties of the Referee, etc.

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FINA schools programme kicks off in Tunis (TUN)

Development News

The first school of 2012 was organised in the Tunisian capital for water polo officials from January 6-8. 33 water polo referees coming from Tunisia, Morocco and Egypt attend the course conducted by FINA TWPC Chairman Gianni Lonzi from Italy.

 

Certification course for Swimming Coaches is a success in St. Lucia

Development News

A Technical Course for Swimming Coaches (Level 1) took place in Rodney Bay, St. Lucia, from January 6-8, 2012 with about 50 enthusiastic participants. American expert John Leonard was onsite to share with the coaches his valuable knowledge. 

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