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.
T & T second at CARIFTA Swim
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.
Shanghai 2011 - Open Water Swimming Venue (Jinshan City Beach) Report
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.
Japanese swimmers selected for the Worlds
The Japan Swimming Trials for the FINA World Championships in Shanghai this July successfully ended at the Hironoshin Furuhashi Memorial Swimming Center in Hamamatsu, Japan, on April 11.
The Japan Swimming Federation announced at a press conference a day after that 22 swimmers (see below), among which Kosuke Kitajima, Naoya Tomita, Takeshi Matsuda, Ryosuke Irie just to name a few. Head coach Norimasa Hirai told the local press that Japan's goal was to win five medals in Shanghai.
FINA Task Force Report
Francis Crippen, a long distance swimmer from the United States of America (USA) passed away during the FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup race that took place in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Saturday 23 October 2010.
In order to better understand the circumstances surrounding the tragic accident, the International Swimming Federation (FINA) appointed a Task Force to address all the issues related to the death of open water swimmer Francis Crippen.
Japanese stars ready for Shanghai tickets
Most swimmers in Japan including breaststroke ace Kosuke Kitajima but also Takeshi Matsuda, Junya Koga, Ryosuke Irie, Naoya Tomita, Ryo Tateishi, Shiho Sakai, Aya Terakawa just to name a few, are in top shape for the up-coming test. They will swim fast also for Japan’s hope to rebuild from the natural catastrophe.
Shanghai Government Intensifies the Food Safety Measures to Ensure the Success of the 14th FINA World Championships
The 14th FINA World Championships will be held from July 16 to July 31 in Shanghai, China. To ensure the success of the world’s top aquatic sports competition, the Chinese government and Shanghai government will attend to the people’s concerns, enforce the laws and regulations of food safety, and tighten food safety supervision according to international practices in order to ensure the food safety for the athletes and spectators of this competition.
The officials of Shanghai government and the Organizing Committee of the 14th FINA World Championships have held many meetings recently with related experts to discuss the details for supervising food safety. The Organizing Committee has concluded the following five measures.
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