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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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Shanghai 2011 OC holds meeting with Food Safety Experts

Shanghai 2011

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.

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Sports talent program focuses in scouting prospects for a new divers generation

External Article

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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T & T second at CARIFTA Swim

Federations News

Despite a valiant last day effort from the Trinidad and Tobago CARIFTA Swim Team, Guadeloupe was crowned the champions of the 26th edition of the CARIFTA Swimming Championships at the Aquatic Centre in Barbados. Guadeloupe amassed 736.50 points to T & T's 679 and Bahamas 610.

T & T missed vital on points on the day due to the withdrawal of Dylan Carter. Carter was out of all Day four action, as he sustained an injury in his gold medal winning 100m freestyle performance. T & T in all won 46 medals consisting of 12 gold, 17 silver and 17 bronze. Carter accounted for five of those gold medals from his three days at the meet.

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Shanghai 2011 - Open Water Swimming Venue (Jinshan City Beach) Report

Shanghai 2011

The competition course is located within an embankment in Jinshan City Beach. The water in the embankment originates from sea water pumped from outside the dam through the floodgate. After going through natural sedimentation, the turbid sea water can turn clear. And the sea water is drawn into the embankment on a regular base.

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