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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Saudi Arabia wins third edition at home

WP Development Trophy

The team of Saudi Arabia won the third edition of the FINA Men’s Water Polo Development Trophy that was held in Dammam (KSA) on April 23-29, 2011. After finishing first in the respective group of the preliminary round, the local team beat in the decisive match of the tournament Iran by 7-6 (after a penalty shootout). The third place went to Kuwait, easy winner of Chile by 13-5.

The participating teams in this third edition were: Algeria, Chile, Iran, Kuwait, Morocco, Netherlands Antilles, Peru, Trinidad & Tobago, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and Tunisia.

In the first two editions of this competitions – with the participation of national squads normally not present at major international events -, held in 2007 and 2009 in Kuwait City (KUW), the winners were respectively Colombia and Kuwait.

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Waschburger (GER) and Okimoto (BRA) dominate in Cancun (MEX)

10km Marathon Swimming World Cup

Andreas Waschburger (GER) - credit: Christian PalmaAndreas Waschburger (GER) and Poliana Okimoto (BRA) won the second leg of the FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup in Cancun (MEX) with a time of 1h53m58s and 2h01m58s, respectively.

In all, 36 athletes from 15 countries (Germany, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Slovenia, USA, Guatemala, Hungary, Italy, Israel, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Syria and Switzerland) took the departure in a race that serves as a testing ground for the upcoming FINA World Championships in Shanghai.

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