Synchro Coaches enjoy first clinic of the year in Colombo (SRI)
The FINA Development Programme for Coaches and Officials kicks off 2012 with its first clinic for synchronised swimming coaches in Asia. It is aimed at building solid knowledge and legacy thanks to technical training in countries that are developing FINA sports.
16 beginner coaches from Sri Lanka took part in a synchro clinic at Colombo's Otter Aquatic Club from January 5-8. Japanese Miwako Homma, FINA TSSC Member, shared her valuable expertise to introduce the basic technical elements of synchronised swimming to the aspiring coaches. Both theory and pool sessions were organised during the four-day course.
Swimming Coaches and Officials clinic held in Papeete (TAH)
A clinic for Swimming Coaches and Officials (intermediate level) was organised in Papeete, Tahiti, from December 8-20, 2011 attended enthusiastically by 12 coaches and 25 officials. Expert Jean-Louis Morin from the Fédération Française de Natation was onsite to share his experience and knowledge. Following the course, the participants tested their skills during the short-course Polynesian Championships.
2011 Diving Judges programme ends on a high note
The last of the 2011 FINA Diving Judges Certification Courses took place in Adelaide (Australia) from December 7-9 with 16 local participants. Michael Geissbuhler (Switzerland) and Kathy Seaman (Canada) from the FINA Technical Diving Committee instructed the course. The course content was varied: new FINA judges regulations, review of several dives, video practical exam, judges assessments and a written test at the end.
On the success of the course, the experts said: "The participants showed good quality in their knowledge and application of the diving rules."
Synchro Coaches clinic builds legacy in the Caribbean
At the conclusion of the successful four days, the participants said they had learned a lot and in the case of Barbados will structure the local programme around information obtained from the clinic. The Participants from Trinidad & Tobago vowed to get the discipline going in their country and will keep in close touch with Barbados for the necessary support.
Swimming Coaches learn from the best in Harare (ZIM)
Many important topics were addressed: Building a Coaching Model, Mechanics of Swimming, Race Starts, Turning Skills, Training Principles, Physical Well-Being, Core Body Strength, Talent Identification, among others. The participants had the opportunity to test their newly-acquired skills the following two days at the Mashonaland Championships. Laursen discussed with them the strokes and techniques, the pacing and did race analysis.
Swimming Coaches clinics make successful stops in Asia
A first clinic for advanced Swimming Coaches was organised by the Swimming Federation of India in Ranchi (in the eastern part of the country) from November 16-20. 50 enthusiastic coaches from various parts of India attended the course led by James Puleo from USA Swimming in a newly built aquatic complex.Two days later, a second of the kind was held in Amman (Jordan) and lasted until November 27. It was attended by 37 local participants and instructed by German expert Gerd Nottelmann.
Water polo Referee school is held in Barcelona (ESP)
Last stop for 2011 Swimming Officials programme in Abuja (NGR)
Swimming clinic trains Coaches in Ghana
The beginner-level course welcomed 43 participants and was taught by expert Joshua Neuloh from Germany. The following topics were addressed: teaching approaches, technical aspects of freestyle swimming, training control methods, role of the coach and training principles.
Swimming Coaches get certified in Guayaquil (ECU)
As part of the FINA Swimming Coaches Certification Programme, a course (Level 2) was held in Guayaquil (Ecuador) from November 1-3, 2011. In all, 81 participants (all local except eleven, who came from Colombia and Peru) took part in the course led by swimming expert Harry N. Canales from Hawaii (USA).
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