FINA Swimming Coaches Certification


The purpose of this Course is to offer all Swimming Coaches around the world the possibility to be acknowledged as certified Swimming coaches and to offer recognition for the work they have accomplished. We would like to give the opportunity to all coaches to progress and have credit for their achievements. The Course is open to coaches of all levels: from teaching children to swim to coaching elite swimmers.


PROGRAMME
more dates coming soon

Date from Date to Country Fed. City Level Lecturer (s) Info
11-Apr-14
13-Apr-14
Panama
PAN
Panama City
1
Jesse Vassalo (USA)
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LEVELS

The course is divided into three levels:

Level 1: the Foundations of Coaching

The FINA Level 1 Course is for coaches whose swimmers are participating in or aiming for the National Championships.

It has been developed from content from the United States, The United Kingdom, and Australia.

It is a survey course with significant chapters on biomechanics, basic swim training for new or novice swimmers through intermediate level age group swimmers, and all the fundamental coaching skills of educational skills understanding, communication skills for coaches, and developing philosophies and sport psychology that will allow athletes of all levels to succeed. This is the first required course in a FINA Series of Level 1, 2 and 3 courses that will allow coaches world-wide to have their education tested and receive a Certification in Coaching from FINA.

The FINA Level 1 course test must be completed in order to achieve FINA Level 1 Certification.

The content of this course was developed from a collaboration of the American, Australian and United Kingdom coaching associations and is presented free of charge to coaches, by FINA.

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Level 2: the Stroke School Course

The FINA Level 2 Course is for coaches whose swimmers are participating in or aiming for Continental Championships.

It focuses exclusively on Technique in the swimming strokes, starts and turns.

It is the "backbone" of world class coaching today, and puts it emphasis on the correct teaching or construction, of the strokes, and starting and turning mechanics. Both scientific background and practical coaching expertise are represented here, and there are explanations of both world class swimmers today and what they do, and specific instruction about teaching  young swimmers the techniques that will allow them to have success today and in the future.

The FINA Level 2 course test must be completed in order to achieve FINA Level 2 Certification.

The content of this course was developed from a collaboration of the American, Australian and United Kingdom coaching associations and is presented free of charge to coaches, by FINA.

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Level 3: Coaches for High-performance Athletes

The FINA Level 3 Course is for coaches whose swimmers are participating in or aiming for World Championships and Olympic Games.

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Through this programme, we want all coaches to be able to progress to the level of their ambition should it be National, Continental or World.

In 2011, priority will be given to the four development zones mentioned in the programme. Only Level 1 & 2 will be taught.

COURSE MATERIALS

The CDs of Level 1 & 2 materials have been sent to all FINA National Member Federations. A printed copy will be distributed to all participants.

EXPENSES

COACHES:

• Individual coaches will be responsible for their own travel and lodging costs for the duration of the three day courses. The host Federation will coordinate the local transportation and accommodation arrangements.
• There shall be no charge for the FINA Certification Course for the Coaches. The Certificate will be delivered at a cost of USD 30.00

THE HOST FEDERATION WILL COVER EXPENSES FOR:

• Organising the local transportation.
• Hiring a suitable conference room.
• Audio-visual equipment.
• Promoting the course within its country but also neighboring countries.
• Nomination of the Participants from their Federation, the nomination form should be sent to FINA two weeks before the course.

FINA:

• The FINA office will provide support funding to the local host to help defray costs for audio-visual equipment and related classroom expenses on site.

REGISTRATION

Any coach wishing to participate in one of our courses must be registered and entered by his/her National Federation. The Registration form will be forwarded to the National Federations and also available from the FINA Website, that should be returned to the FINA Office once filled out. Once confirmation of registration is received from the FINA Office, the National Federation may contact the Host National Federation in order to make all necessary arrangements.

CERTIFICATES

The FINA office will issue appropriate Certificates to each Coach that has passed the final test. The Certificates will be delivered through the coaches of the individual National Federation upon receipt of the payment of USD 30.00.

The payment can be made online here, or by a bank transfer to the FINA Official Bank account upon receipt of our invoice.

CONTACT DETAILS

Please contact the FINA Office for any enquiries you may have in regard to the FINA Swimming Coaches Certification Programme:

FINA Office
Phone: +41 310 47 10
Fax: +41 21 312 66 10
Email: coaches.certification[at]fina.org

 

Olympic Solidarity - Technical Courses for Coaches


Date from Date to Continent Country Fed.
City Lecturer (s) Discipline Category Level
9-Feb-14 16-Feb-14 AMERICAS El Salvador
ESA San Salvador
Donald Miranda
DV Co BA
20-Feb-14 24-Feb-14 EUROPE Cyprus CYP Nicosia Francisco J. Torrallardona
SW Co AD
2-Apr-146-Apr-14AFRICAKenyaKENMombasaJames Richards
OWCoBA
3-Apr-1412-Apr-14AFRICAEthiopiaETHAdamaGerd Nottelman
SWCoIN
17-Apr-1423-Apr-14AFRICADjiboutiDJIDjibouti City
Frederic Barale
SWCoBA


Discipline
: DV = Diving; OW = Open Water; SW = Swimming; SY = Synchronised Swimming; WP = Water Polo
Category
: Co = Coaches; Ju = Judges; Of = Officials; Re = Referees; To = Technical Officials
Level: BA = Basic; IN = Intermediate; AD = Advanced

 

FINA Schools - Programme

FINA Schools for Officials are intended to provide training and certification to judges and referees in all aquatic disciplines.

The purpose of FINA Schools is to:
- Increase the number of officials and enhance the quality of officiating
- Create uniform interpretation and application of rules across all aquatic disciplines, thus raising the quality of refereeing
- Develop and promote aquatics worldwide

FINA Schools for Officials are available within each continental region for each of the FINA disciplines.


FINA Swimming Officials Schools

Date from Date to Continent Country Fed.
City Lecturer (s) Information
8-Feb-14 9-Feb-14 EUROPE Latvia LAT Riga tbc information alt
22-Feb-14 23-Feb-14 AFRICA Uganda UGA Kampala G. Lawal (NGR)
D. Blew (AUS)
information alt

5-Apr-14 6-Apr-14 AMERICAS St. Lucia LCA Gros Islet C. Zaleski (USA)
S. Korbo (DEN)
information alt
18-Apr-14 19-Apr-14 AFRICA Namibia NAM Windhoek D. Bird (RSA)
G. Lawal (NGR)
information alt
10-Sep-14 11-Sep-14 ASIA Vietnam VIE Ho Chi Minh tbc


> programme pdf & pool practice pdf
> nomination form pdf


FINA Diving Judges Certification Courses*

Date from Date to Continent Country Fed.
City Lecturer (s) Information
11-Dec-13 13-Dec-13 OCEANIA Australia AUS Sydney K. Seaman (CAN)
M. Lindberg (SWE)
information alt
21-Feb-14
23-Feb-14
AMERICAS
Peru
PER
Lima
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13-Mar-14
15-Mar-14
AMERICAS Chile CHI Santiago M Geissbuhler (SUI)
J. Llinas (ESP)
 
13-Mar-14
15-Mar-14
ASIA
China
CHN
Beijing
F. Konijnenburg (NED)
K. Dibiasi (ITA)
information alt
21-Mar-14
23-Mar-14
AFRICA South Africa RSA Johannesburg E. Brooker (AUS)
M Geissbuhler (SUI)
information alt
1-Apr-14 3-Apr-14 AMERICAS Brazil BRA Rio de Janeiro  S. McFarland (USA)
F. Platas (MEX)
information alt
7-May-14 9-May-14 AMERICAS Puerto Rico PUR San Juan  J. Llynas (MEX)
K. Dibiasi (ITA)
information alt
16-May-1418-May-14AFRICAEgypt
EGY
Cairo

information alt
25-May-14 27-May-14 ASIA Vietnam VIE Hanoi  A. Piper (GER)
M. Geissbuhler (SUI)
 
4-Jun-14 6-Jun-14 AMERICAS Mexico MEX Monterrey  J. Llynias (ESP)
F. Konijnenburg (NED)
 
13-Jun-14 15-Jun-14 ASIA Japan JPN Tokyo F. Konijnenburg (NED)
M. Lindberg (SWE)
information alt
9-Sep-14 11-Sep-14 EUROPE Russia RUS Penza  S. McFarland (USA)
K. Dibiasi (ITA)
 

* for experienced Judges either taking the course for the first time or seeking to renew their FINA Diving Judges Certification


> programme pdf
> nomination form pdf


FINA Diving Judges Development Schools*

Date from Date to Continent Country Fed.
City Lecturer (s) Information
11-Jan-14 12-Jan-14 ASIA Singapore SIN Singapore M. Geissbuhler (SUI) information alt
8-Feb-14 9-Feb-14 ASIA Sri Lanka SRI Colombo E. Brooker (AUS) information alt

* basic development course for persons with previous diving knowledge


> programme pdf
> nomination form pdf


FINA Water Polo Schools for Referees

Date from Date to Continent Country Fed.
City Lecturer (s) Information
8-Dec-13 10-Dec-13 AMERICAS Mexico MEX Tlalnepantla E. Martinez (CUB) information alt
24-Jan-14 26-Jan-14 ASIA  China  CHN Jiangsu G. Lonzi (ITA) information alt
14-Mar-14 16-Mar-14 AFRICA South Africa RSA Johannesburg G. Lonzi (ITA) & N. Firoiu (GER) information alt
3-Apr-146-Apr-14AFRICAEgyptEGYCairoN. Firoiu (GER)
9- May-14 11-May-14 OCEANIA Australia AUS Sydney J. Whitehouse (AUS)
10-Oct-14 12-Oct-14 ASIA  Japan JPN Tokyo  G. Lonzi (ITA) & J. Whitehouse (AUS)
postponedpostponedEUROPENetherlandsNEDGoudatbc
tbc tbc EUROPE Montenegro MNE Budua N. Firoiu (ITA) & G. Lonzi (ITA)


> programme pdf
> nomination form pdf


FINA Synchronised Swimming Judges Schools

Date from Date to Continent Country Fed.
City Lecturer (s) Information
16-Jan-14 19-Jan-14 EUROPE France  FRA Paris M. J. Bilbao (ESP) information alt
16-Jan-14 19-Jan-14 AMERICAS Aruba ARU Oranjestad G. Jasontek (USA) information alt
31-Jan-14 3-Feb-14 AMERICAS USA USA San Antonio, Texas G. Jasontek (USA) information alt
6-Feb-149-Feb-14EUROPESpainESPBarcelonaM. J. Bilbao (ESP)information alt
1-Mar-14 4-Mar-14 AFRICA Egypt EGY Cairo D. Christou (EGY) information alt
18-Feb-14 21-Feb-14 ASIA China CHN Beijing M. Homma (JPN) information alt
28-Mar-14 31-Mar-14 ASIA Kazakhstan KAZ Almaty  M. Homma (JPN) information alt
24-Apr-1427-Apr-14EUROPECroatiaCROZagreb
M. J. Bilbao (ESP)information alt


> programme pdf
> nomination form pdf


FINA Open Water Swimming School for Referees

Date from Date to Continent Country Fed.
City Lecturer (s) Information
11-Feb-14 13-Feb-14 AUSTRALIA Australia AUS Victoria J. West (NZL) information alt
20-Feb-14 23-Feb-14 OCENIA Cook Islands  COK  Rarotonga J. West (NZL) information alt
21-Mar-14 23-Mar-14 EUROPE Portugal POR Lisbon  S. Greetham (GBR) information alt
24-Mar-14 26-Mar-14 AFRICA Angola ANG Luanda Z. El Moufty (MAR)
9-May-2014 11-May-2014 EUROPE Italy ITA Ostia, Roma S. Greetham (GBR)  information alt
29-May-2014 31-May-2014 AMERICAS Brazil BRA Rio de Janeiro J. West (NZL) information alt
10-Jul-14 13-Jul-14 EUROPE Latvia LAT Liepaja S. Greetham (GBR) information alt
4-Jul-14 6-Jul-14 AFRICA South Africa RSA Johannesburg S. Greetham (GBR)
23-Aug-14 25-Aug-14 EUROPE Israel  ISR Eliat  tbc
21-Nov-14 23-Nov-14 AMERICAS Chile CHI Valparaiso J. Delgado (ECU)


> programme pdf
> nomination form pdf


   

FINA Clinics - Programme

The FINA Clinics for Coaches (Technical Courses) are intended to train coaches of all levels through courses led by an expert. The main objective is to provide basic training through courses in their respective disciplines. To support successful performances in the pool, your coaches need to be provided with the best education and training.

The FINA Clinics for Officials (Judges and Referees) are intended to help your National Federation to provide training to Judges and Referees through courses led by an Expert. In order to support successful performances in the pool, your Judges and Referees need the best education and training.

Offering technical training and promotion of best practices can help your National Federation to succeed. The FINA Clinics for Coaches and for Officials are available to National Federations wishing to host a training Clinic in their country or attend a Clinic in the continental region. All training clinics will be conducted by an international expert approved by FINA.


Please contact your National Federation for more information.

Discipline (Disc.): DV = Diving; OW = Open Water; SW = Swimming; SY = Synchronised Swimming; WP = Water Polo
Category (Cat.): At = Athletes; Co = Coaches; Ju = Judges; Of = Officials; Re = Referees; To = Technical Officials
Level (L): BA = Basic; IN = Intermediate; AD = Advanced
Language (Lang.): AR = Arabic; FR = French; EN = English; ES = Spanish; RU = Russian
tbc = to be confirmed


AFRICA
From To Country Fed. City Disc. Cat. L Lecturer(s) Lang.
29-Jan-2014 2-Feb-2014 Uganda UGA Kampala SW Co IN Rick Powers (USA) EN
March / April 2014 March / April 2014 Zambia ZAM TBC SW Co IN    
March / April 2014 March / April 2014 Zambia ZAM TBC SW Of IN    
April 2014 April 2014 Kenya KEN TBC SW Co BA    
April / August 2014 April / August 2014 Seychelles SEY TBC SW Co BA    
9-Jun-2014 19-Jun-2014 Uganda UGA TBC SW Co      
18-Aug-2014 22-Aug-2014 Nigeria NIG Abuja SW Co AD   EN
August 2014 August 2014 Egypt EGY TBC SW Of      
August 2014 August 2014 Egypt EGY TBC SW Co      
August 2014 August 2014 Kenya KEN TBC SW Co IN    
November 2014 November 2014 Seychelles SEY TBC SW Of BA    
December 2014 December 2014 Mauritius MRI TBC OW Of BA    
TBC TBC Botswana BOT TBC   Of BA    
TBC TBC Algeria ALG TBC WP Of      
TBC TBC Senegal SEN TBC WP   BA    
TBC TBC Equatorial Guinea GEQ TBC SW Co BA    
TBC TBC Gambia GAM TBC SW Of BA    
TBC TBC Uganda UGA TBC SW Of      
TBC TBC Tanzania TAN TBC SW Of      
TBC TBC Sierra Leone SLI TBC SW Co BA    
                 
AMERICAS
From To Country Fed. City Disc. Cat. L Lecturer(s) Lang.
26-Jan-2014 1-Feb-2014 El Salvador ESA San Salvador WP Co BA Carlos Belon
ES
5-Feb-2014 9-Feb-2014 USA USA Colorado Springs SY At AD    
6-Feb-2014 10-Feb-2014 St. Lucia LCA Gros Islet SW Of IN    
10-Feb-2014 14-Feb-2014 Uruguay URU Montevideo SY Co/Ju IN    
Feb-2014 Feb-2014 Venezuela VEN Caracas SY Co BA    
14-Mar-2014 24-Mar-2014 St. Vincent &
Grenadines
VIN Kingstown SW Co AD    
22-Mar-2014 23-Mar-2014 Peru PER Lima SW Of AD    
4-Apr-2014 10-Apr-2014 Panama PAN Panama City DV Of IN    
4-Apr-2014 12-Apr-2014 Panama PAN Panama City OW Of IN Tomas Haces (CUB) ES
5-Apr-2014 10-Apr-2014 Panama PAN Panama City SW Of IN Jess Vassallo (USA) ES
5-Apr-2014 11-Apr-2014 Panama
PAN Panama City WP Of IN Eugenio Martinez (CUB) ES
5-Apr-2014 14-Apr-2014 Bolivia BOL Sucre SW Co IN Rick Powers (USA) ES
10-Apr-2014 15-Apr-2014 Panama PAN Panama City SY Of IN Mayuko Fujiki (USA) ES
1-May-2014 4-May-2014 Peru PER Lima SY Ju AD    
10-May-2014 19-May-2014 Antigua & Barbuda ANT St. John's SW Of BA    
12-May-2014 18-May-2014 Paraguay PAR Asuncion SW Co IN    
16-May-2014 20-May-2014 Virgin Islands ISV St. Croix SW Of AD    
21-May-2014 25-May-2014 Turks & Caicos TCN Providenciales OW Co IN Dennis Ryther (USA) EN
May-2014 May-2014 Costa Rica CRC Guanacaste OW Co IN    
25-Jun-2014 2-Jul-2014 Barbados BAR Bridgetown WP Of IN    
26-Jun-2014 8-Jul-2014 Barbados BAR Bridgetown OW Of IN    
26-Jun-2014 3-Jul-2014 Barbados BAR Bridgetown SY Of IN    
1-Jul-2014 8-Jul-2014 Barbados BAR Bridgetown SW Of IN    
7-Jul-2014 12-Jul-2014 Bolivia BOL La Paz OW Co IN    
7-Jul-2014 11-Jul-2014 Uruguay URU Montevideo  SW Co/Ju IN    
25-Jul-2014 27-Jul-2014 Suriname SUR Paramaribo WP Re BA    
5-Aug-2014 10-Aug-2014 Honduras HON Tegucigalpa SW Ju IN    
11-Aug-2014 17-Aug-2014 Nicarugua NCA Managua SW Co IN    
19-Aug-2014 31-Aug-2014 Guyana GUY Georgetown SW Of IN

21-Aug-2014 26-Aug-2014 Grenada GRN St. Georges SW Co IN    
29-Aug-2014 31-Aug-2014 Peru PER Lima OW Of AD    
13-Oct-2014 18-Oct-2014 Bolivia BOL La Paz WP Co IN    
29-Oct-2014 2-Nov-2014 USA USA Colorado Springs SY Co AD    
27-Dec-2014 4-Jan-2015 Surinam SUR Paramaribo SW Co AD    
TBC TBC Aruba ARU Oramjestad OW Co IN    
TBC TBC Bahamas BAH Nassau OW Co IN    
TBC TBC Barbados BAR Bridgetown WP Co IN    
TBC TBC Bermuda BER Hamilton SW Co IN    
TBC TBC Cayman Islands CAY Georgetown SW Co IN    
TBC TBC Costa Rica CRC San José SW Co IN    
TBC TBC Cuba CUB Havana Diving Co IN    
TBC TBC Curaçao CUR Curaçao SY Co IN    
TBC TBC Dominican Republic DOM Santpo Domingo SW Co IN    
TBC TBC British Virgin Islands IVB Virgin Gorda SW Ju IN    
TBC TBC Jamaica JAM Kingston WP Ju IN    
TBC TBC Panama PAN Panama City SW Co IN    
TBC TBC Puerto Rico PUR San Juan SW Co IN    
TBC TBC Trinidad & Tobago TRI Port of Spain WP Co IN    
                   
ASIA
From To Country Fed. City Disc. Cat. L Lecturer(s) Lang.
Feb-2014 Feb-2014 Palestine PLE Ramallah SW Of BA    
8-Mar-2014 13-Mar-2014 Maldives MDV Male SW Co BA    
6-Apr-2014 10-Apr-2014 UAE UAE Dubai SW Of AD Ong Hock Lai (SIN) EN
20-Apr-2014 26-Apr-2014 Oman OMA Muscat OW Of AD    
25-Apr-2014 30-Apr-2014 Sri Lanka SRI Colombo SW Co AD    
Apr-2014 Apr-2014 Bahrain BAH TBC SW Of IN    
Apr-2014 Apr-2014 Turkmenistan TKM Ashgabat SW Co IN    
8-May-2014 13-May-2014 DPR Korea PRK Pyongyang SYnised  Co IN    
20-May-2014 25-May-2014 DPR Korea PRK Pyongyang SW Co IN    
23-May-2014 30-May-2014 Iran IRI Tehran WP  Co AD    
May-2014 May-2014 Pakistan PAK Islamabad SW Of AD Ben Ekombo (KEN) EN
May-2014 May-2014 Palestine PLE Ramallah SW Co IN    
May-2014 May-2014 Nepal NEP Lalitpur SW Co AD    
May-2014 May-2014 Qatar QAT Doha SW Co IN    
May-2014 May-2014 Qatar QAT Doha DV Ju IN    
9-Jun-2014 19-Jun-2014 Timor Leste TLS Baucau TBC Co BA    
16-Jun-2014 20-Jun-2014 Thailand THA Bangkok WP  Co IN    
19-Jun-2014 25-Jun-2014 Jordan JOR Amman OW Of BA Abdulah Al Zahmi (UAE) AR
Jun-2014 Jun-2014 UAE UAE Dubai WP  Re BA Khosrow Amini (IRI) EN
Jun-2014 Jun-2014 Tajikstan TJK Dusmanbe SW Co AD    
Oct-2014 Oct-2014 India IND Bangalore WP  Co AD    
17-Nov-2014 22-Nov-2014 DPR Korea PRK Pyongyang DV Co AD tbc (CHN) EN










EUROPE
From To Country Fed. City Disc. Cat. L Lecturer(s) Lang.
Nov-2014 Nov-2014 Austria (TBC) AUT Vienna (TBC) SY Co      
Nov-2014 Nov-2014 Austria (TBC) AUT Vienna (TBC) SY Ju/Re      
               

OCEANIA
From To Country Fed. City Disc. Cat. L Lecturer(s) Lang.
11-Feb-2014 16-Feb-2014 Guam GUM Hagatna SW Co BA Rick Powers (USA) EN
14-Mar-2014 20-Mar-2014 Australia AUS Canberra SY Co AD    
May-2014 May-2014 Guam GUM Hagatna SW Co BA    
1-Jun-2014 1-Jun-2014 Palau PLW Koror SW Co IN    
5-Jul-2014 13-Jul-2014 Fiji FIJ Suva/Nadi SW  Of BA    
13-Jul-2014 24-Jul-2014 Federated States
of Micronesia
FSM Pohnpei SW Of BA    
1-Oct-2014 5-Oct-2014 New Zealand NZL Auckland DV Co IN    
TBC TBC Solomon Islands SOL Honiara OW Co BA    
TBC TBC Tahiti TAH Papeete SW Co AD    


Please contact your National Federation for more information.

Discipline (Disc.): DV = Diving; OW = Open Water; SW = Swimming; SY = Synchronised Swimming; WP = Water Polo
Category (Cat.): At = Athletes; Co = Coaches; Ju = Judges; Of = Officials; Re = Referees; To = Technical Officials
Level (L): BA = Basic; IN = Intermediate; AD = Advanced
Language (Lang.): AR = Arabic; FR = French; EN = English; ES = Spanish; RU = Russian
tbc = to be confirmed

 

FINA Synchro Judges school held in Prague (CZE)

Development News

44 FINA Judges from 15 countries (Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovakia and Venezuela) took part in a School for Synchronised Swimming on February 17-21, 2010 in Prague, Czech Republic.

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