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Successful school for Swimming Officials held in Marrakech (MAR)

Development News

A FINA school for swimming officials was successfully organised in Marrakech (MAR) from February 2-3, 2013. The 20 participants at the school were a mixture of new and experienced technical officials, with most having five or more years experience officiating competitions.

All participants showed a high level of enthusiasm and interest and were very much involved in the content presented through the course.

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FINA Diving development school held in Singapore

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The first FINA Diving development school of 2013 for diving officials (beginner to intermediate level) was organised in Singapore from January 12-13. FINA TDC member Ann Sissons from New Zealand trained 21 participants, 15 of which passed the final examination.

The course was divided into theory and practice. Judging practice was done at the pool with beginner divers.

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FINA Development programme 2012 concludes in Manama (BRN)

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The FINA Development programme 2012 concluded on a high note with a clinic for diving coaches (beginner level) in the country's capital, organised from December 21-28.

Egyptian diving expert Mohamed Eissa Swafy conducted the course in Arabic, training 19 participants on various subjects: selection of divers, physical preparation, training from the start, using additional training equipments, degrees of difficulty, judging rules, biomechanics, etc.

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Top-level synchro coach Fujiki feels the passion for the sport in La Havana (CUB)

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The Cuba Swimming Federation organised, as part of the FINA Development programme, a synchronised swimming clinic that brought together 28 coaches and judges from intermediate to advanced level from December 15-19, 2012.

Top-level synchro coach and Olympic medallist Mayuko Fujiki from Japan, who currently trains the USA Synchro Team, made the trip to Cuba to share her valuable knowledge with the participants. The course focused on several aspects: choreography method and analysis, how to train duet technical elements, high jump lifts, specific dry land training and water exercises for synchro.

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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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