FINA Gold Medal Swimming Coaches Clinic

The second edition of the FINA Swimming Coaches Golden Clinic (former FINA Gold Medal Swimming Coaches Clinic) will be held as part of the 3rd FINA World Aquatics Convention in Doha (QAT) from November 29 - December 1, 2014, prior to the 12th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m).

The 1st FINA Gold Medal Swimming Coaches Clinic was successfully organised with more than 400 swimming coaches from 100 nations, on October 30, 2012 in Moscow, Russia. The golden opportunity offered for two days to exchange ideas, experience and knowledge with top-level coaches from swimming powerhouses like USA, Australia or China was praised by many participants.

In all, 11 leading figures in the world of swimming, representing six different countries – all of whom helped steer an athlete to gold medal success at the London 2012 Olympic Games – provided a comprehensive overview of coaching practices and shared valuable expertise with delegates interested in developing elite swimming athletes in their own country.

1st FINA Gold Medal Swimming Coaches Clinic, what a success!

Gold Medal Clinic

The 1st FINA Gold Medal Swimming Coaches Clinic concluded successfully with more than 200 swimming coaches from a hundred nations. The golden opportunity to exchange ideas, experience and knowledge with top-level coaches from swimming powerhouses like USA, Australia or China was praised by many participants.

The coaches attending the clinic were offered a wide range of visions of coaching, practical training cycles, personal experiences, motivation tips for swimmers, and many pieces of advice on the balance between training and life outside the pool and the relationship between a coach and his athlete.

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2nd FINA World Aquatics Convention opens magnificently

Gold Medal Clinic

Dr. Julio MaglioneOctober 30, 2012 MOSCOW - The 2nd FINA World Aquatics Convention opened in Moscow, Russia. This new FINA event, organised in a non-competition environment and the only of this calibre on the international aquatics calendar, offers a unique opportunity for the Aquatics community - the FINA Family, National Federations, partners, manufacturers, athletes and coaches, bidders and organisers of FINA events, media etc. - to work together to make FINA's sports bigger.  

Earlier in the day, the 1st FINA Gold Medal Swimming Coaches Clinic concluded successfully, with a second set of presentations made by successful coaches who shared their winning strategies with fellow coaches from all continents: Dirk Lange (GER), coach of Cameron van der Burgh, Olympic champion in the men's 100m breastroke, who was followed by Ferenc Kovacshegyi from Hungary, coach of Eva Risztov, gold medallist in the women's 10km marathon race at the London Games. American Yuri Sugiyama, who coached Katie Ledecky to Olympic success in the women's 800m freestyle, concluded the morning session. In the afternnon, Frank Busch, USA Swimming's National Team Director and Member of the FINA Coaches Commission, closed the clinic.

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World-class swimming coaches share experience at 1st FINA Gold Medal clinic

Gold Medal Clinic

Matthew BrownOctober 29, 2012 MOSCOW - The 1st FINA Gold Medal Swimming Coaches Clinic opened in Moscow, Russia with 200 swimming coaches representing more than a hundred National Federations. For two days, each top-level coach to present at the clinic will speak about his own experience and the specific coaching of an Olympic champion from the 2012 London Olympic Games.

Today, following FINA President Dr. Julio C. Maglione’s official opening and welcome message, six coaches took up the stage to share their personal vision of coaching, training philosophy but also how to build a trustworthy relationship between a coach and a swimmer, the ups and downs of coaching and more practically, the training cycles, daily and weekly schedules, and types of swimming sessions: Romain Barnier from France, Graham Hill from South Africa, Matthew Brown from Australia, Todd Schmitz from the USA and Chinese coaches Haitao Liu and Guoyi Xu.

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