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FINA Clinic in Samoa provides key training to island’s coaches and teachers
The Samoa Swimming Federation, supported by FINA, hosted a FINA Development Clinic from September 1-7, 2015, in Samoa, one of the largest islands in the South Pacific, Oceania.
The purpose of the Clinic was to instruct primary school teachers and swimming coaches with intermediate coaching skills and to run a high performance swimming clinic for young talents of the region.
Intermediate and advanced coaches were taught how to reach higher levels and stroke’s problems were identified and corrected. Essential training skills and exercises for all strokes were presented to the participants as well as alternative fitness techniques.
Vietnam hosts fruitful FINA Swimming School for Officials on eve of first medal for the country
Can Tho, Mekong Delta, South Vietnam, welcomed 82 local swimming officials on August 20-21, 2015.
FINA Technical Swimming Committee (TSC) members, Lesley Huckins (NZL) and Jose de Jesus (PUR) conducted the FINA School which was hosted by the Vietnam Aquatic Sports Association at the Tra Vinh Sports Centre.
Organisers reported that the participants, represented by officials and coaches, were very enthusiastic and great discussions among them and the instructors took place. Questions regarding stroke rules and specific local scenarios were debated over the two-day course.
Post-Kazan ‘FINA Targeting RIO 2016-Scholarships Programme’ report reveals encouraging progress
Participants taking part in the ‘FINA Targeting RIO 2016-Scholarships Programme’, launched in May 2015, had the opportunity to compete at the 16th edition of the FINA World Championships, hold in Kazan, Russia from July 24-August 9, 2015.
In depth post-Kazan report reveals results and progresses made by the young swimmers training at Thanyapura centre, in Phuket, Thailand, since May 2015. This group of young athletes coming from Bangladesh, Indonesia, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Thailand has been selected to benefit from a new scholarship programme providing high-level training facilities and on-going support to prepare for the upcoming Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
FINA supports schools and clinics in Pacific and Caribbean islands
FINA development programmes continue to benefit countries with high potential.
The Papua New Guinea Swimming Federation hosted a FINA Open Water School for officials in May, during which basic knowledge about the sport was taught to the participants. 23 officials from the region, looking to improve their effectiveness, took part in the two-day programme in Port Moresby (PNG) in the Pacific Ocean. The same group also attended a FINA Swimming School for officials prior to the open water school.
State-of-the-art training centre in Phuket welcomes first FINA scholarship athletes
As part of the recent partnership agreement between FINA and the brand new state-of-the-art Thanyapura training centre located in Phuket in Thailand, Southeast Asia, 21 aspiring Olympians have started their “road to Rio 2016 Olympic Games”.
FINA officially launched the new partnership with the sports complex Thanyapura this week at a press conference in Phuket attended by the Minister of Tourism and Sports of Thailand, Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul and FINA Honorary Treasurer, Mr. Pipat Paniangvait.
FINA and the Thanyapura centre have awarded 21 scholarships for swimmers from 11 countries. They will train and live at Thanyapura, while preparing for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
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