Open water swimming boosted in West Africa
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.
Diving Judge school held in Santo Domingo (DOM)
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.).
Inaugural Oceania development workshop a great success
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".
Stepping stone for development of Aquatics in Oceania
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:
Olympic Solidarity takes action in Fria (GUI)
Building Swimming Officials expertise in Tunisia
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.
FINA Development School for Diving Judges is held in Colombo (SRI)
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.
FINA schools programme kicks off in Tunis (TUN)
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
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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