Everyone has a swim they remember - what's yours?
A romance spanning six decades, a moment of solidarity at sea, and a magical end-of-an-era are among the stories of ‘Unforgettable Swims’ on a newly launched Speedo online community.
Giving likeminded lovers of swimming a forum to share real life stories about memorable swims, as well as providing inspiration for swims yet to come, the site, which can be accessed at unforgettableswims.speedo.com, is now looking for passionate swimmers to upload their memories of cherished moments in the water.
The site has launched with an initial 11 Unforgettable Swims, including that of Cyril and Yvonne Wood, for whom swimming has been an integral part of over six decades of marriage.
Young talents make their mark at Japan Open
Kanako Watanabe made terrific progress among women’s breaststrokers. She's just 14, not big (163.5cm and 54.5kg) and still a junior high-school girl. In Osaka, she won three events: the 50m in 31.83, the 100m in 1:07.10 and the and 200m in 2:23.90.
FINA Masters Committee meets in Riccione (ITA)
The FINA Masters Committee held a meeting in Riccione, Italy, on May 22-23, 2011 to discuss the organisation of the 14th edition of the FINA World Masters Championships scheduled for June 2012.
FINA Bureau Liaison Bill Matson and the Masters Committee Members also made a visit to the aquatics venues, which are ideally close from each other. Good participation is expected for the 2012 Masters celebration.
Regulations on Coordination between Food Safety Watchdogs Stipulated by OC of the 14th FINA World Championships
The OC Food Safety Department has stipulated the Regulations on Coordination between food safety watchdogs for the 14th FINA World Championships (hereinafter referred to as the Regulations), with a view to ensuring effective cooperation between five food safety watchdogs in terms of food cultivation (breeding), production, circulation and consumption for the Championships, redressing omissions in food safety supervision and administration from the field to the fork, and enhancing efficiency in food safety control.
In line with the demand put forward by Shanghai Municipal People’s Government and the OC, Shanghai Municipal Agricultural Commission, Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision, Shanghai Administration for Industry & Commerce, Shanghai Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau, and Shanghai Food and Drug Administration, in the charge of the OC Food Safety Department, are responsible for supervision over food cultivation (breeding), production, circulation and consumption for the Championships.
Brazil's team for world titles announced
Japan's talents set for Shanghai qualifier
Japan's famous breaststroke aces Kosuke Kitajima and Naoya Tomita are in good shape and expected to swim well at the Japan Open.
FINA starts CoachTrue Programme
FINA is pleased to present the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) CoachTrue Programme. In order to meet the coaches’ learning needs and their demanding schedule, WADA has launched CoachTrue, a computer-based, self-teaching anti-doping tool.
CoachTrue’s elite-level module has the following features:
- Pre-Test: An evaluation of the coach’s current knowledge
- Tutorials: A series of presentations with voice-overs that provide essential information on the following topics:
1. Health consequences of doping
2. Coach’s accountability
3. Results management
4. Therapeutic use exemptions
- Scenario-Based Activities: A practical application of acquired knowledge to likely real-life scenarios
- Who Wants to Play True: A fun way for coaches to test their knowledge on anti-doping issues
- Post-Test & Certification: Once coaches have completed all required learning steps, including a final assessment (post-test), they receive a certificate of participation.
Gorman takes Crippen memorial swim in style
Set up to honour the late Francis ‘Fran’ Crippen, who tragically passed away during an open water swim in the UAE in October last year, Gorman was able to get the better of her US opponents Christine Jennings and Eva Fabian winning the 10km swim and sending a clear message ahead of the world championships to be held in Shanghai in July.
Shanghai 2011 OC holds meeting with Food Safety Experts
The Organising Committee of the 14th FINA World Championships had a meeting with food safety experts on the morning of April 26, 2011. Invited guests were Chen Junshi, member of Institute of Nutrition and Food Safety, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering; Peter Ben Embarek, Department of Food Safety of WHO’s office in China; Wu Moutian, member of Doping Control Review Board of FINA and Deputy Director General，China Anti-Doping Agency and five other food safety and doping control experts.
Sports talent program focuses in scouting prospects for a new divers generation
As an effort to increase the athletic reserves for the Diving Program, the Baja California Sports and Physical Culture Institute have set a scouting campaign throughout some cities. Tijuana is one of them, and the first stage to evaluate young candidates, there will be a scouting session on April 30th at the Baja California High Performance Center, known as “The CAR”.
CAR’s Acquatic Complex will receive 52 students from different elementary schools ranking in age from 5-9. They were evaluated in their schools by the Scouting Department previously for potencial talents needed.
Some of the children that were checked will be observed again this weekend in the Acquatic Complex. “They will be brought for further evaluations”, said diving coach Jim Wynne, who worked with San Diego State University program, and now is part of the Baja Project.
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