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Canadian athletes set to take on the World’s best in Shanghai

Federations News

Members of Canada’s World Aquatic Championships competing in Water Polo, Diving, Swimming and Synchronized swimming, showed great enthusiasm and confidence on June 7 during a news conference in Montreal prior to their departure for Shanghai, China, where they will face the toughest challenge prior to London 2012.

Athletes are aiming for podium performances and establishing their rightful place on the world scene at the 2011 FINA World Championships in Shanghai from July 16-31.

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Shanghai 2011 - Tickets


Tickets for the FINA World Championships 2011 in Shanghai can be booked in advance in three different ways, or can be purchased directly at the booth in Shanghai. Please note that if you decide to book tickets in advance, you will need to pick them up at one of the tickets booths in Shanghai (see addresses below).

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Everyone has a swim they remember - what's yours?

External Article

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.

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Young talents make their mark at Japan Open

Federations News

Japanese young breaststrokers start making their mark on the international swimming scene, as seen at the Japan Open 2011 held in Osaka from May 20-22.

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.

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FINA Masters Committee meets in Riccione (ITA)

FINA Family

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.

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Regulations on Coordination between Food Safety Watchdogs Stipulated by OC of the 14th FINA World Championships

Shanghai 2011


Regulations on Coordination between Food Safety Watchdogs Stipulated by OC of the 14th FINA World Championships
(Press Release III on Food Safety for FINA)
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.
The Regulations highlight coordination in the following aspects:
1. Principles for spot checks on the food for the Championships;
Organizations responsible for spot checks on food ingredients and products in the food supply chain are clarified.
2. Testing items and agencies;
Four certified testing agencies have been designated by the Food Safety Department to carry out the controls in line with the same approaches and criteria.
3. Coordination between the traceability of food and inspection over purchased ingredients;
Recommended food suppliers and official hotels are required to adopt the Food Traceability System for the 14th FINA World Championships and implement the Ingredient Distribution and Circulation Form for the 14th FINA World Championships to exercise IT-based control over food traceability.
4. Labeling in food distribution for the Championship;
Food for the Championships must be packaged with special labels, and all truck doors should be sealed with TAG that bear code numbers so as to ensure the food are not intact during the food transportation.
5. Chain of custody for food production and supply;
All suppliers have to retain their food production and supply records according to relevant requirements so that in case of any emergency, documents concerned can be provided in time. In addition, all food safety watchdogs have also to keep their records on food safety supervision and administration.
6. Information on food safety;
During the Championships, the results of food safety supervision for all food suppliers and official hotels will be reported to the OC on a daily base.

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.

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Brazil's team for world titles announced

Federations News

BRAThe Brazilian National Team for the 14th FINA World Championships in Shanghai (CHN) this July has been announced. In all, 20 swimmers were selected to dispute the event in China. The Maria Lenk Trophy, the Brazilian national championships, was the last trials for the swimmers. The country's greatest athletes have their Shanghai tickets: Cesar Cielo, Thiago Pereira, Felipe França and Kaio Marcio de Almeida.

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Japan's talents set for Shanghai qualifier

Federations News

A big swim meet is coming up this weekend: The Japan Open 2011 (50m) will be held at Namihaya-Dome in Kadoma of Osaka, Japan, from May 20-22 2011. The Japan Open 2011 is a trial for the 14th FINA World Championships in Shanghai, China, this July.

Japan's famous breaststroke aces Kosuke Kitajima and Naoya Tomita are in good shape and expected to swim well at the Japan Open.

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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
5. Whereabouts
6. Decision-making

- 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.


Click on the banner to access the CoachTrue platform.
Coach True

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Gorman takes Crippen memorial swim in style

Federations News

MAY 9, 2011 - Queensland distance swimmer Melissa Gorman has continued her outstanding form in 2011, this time against world-class opposition in the US to win the Fran Crippen Safety Swim in Fort Lauderdale, Florida at the weekend.

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.

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