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Swimming clinic delights Coaches (PNG)
A clinic for active club coaches and physical education teachers was held on April 20-26, 2010, in Lae and Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.
30 local participants enthusiastically welcomed visiting Australian coach, Chris Smith, who came to share his valuable experience and knowledge in coaching and educating in swimming, who conducted Learn to Swim schools in the Sydney area for 16 years.
Technical Officials attend Swimming clinic in Kathmandu (NEP)
A total of 30 participants from Nepal attended a swimming clinic for Technical Officials (Beginner to Intermediate level) from the FINA Development Programme hosted by the Nepal Swimming Association (NSA) on April 18-22, 2010.
The training programme was inaugurated by Mr. Pitambar Timilsina, Vice President of the National Sports Council of Nepal. The five-day clinic was given by Mr. Ong Hock Lai, Chairman of the Technical Swimming Committee of the Singapore Swimming Association, and comprised a good mix of both theory and practical session in the lecture room and pool deck at the Satdobato Swimming Complex in Kathmandu.
Thumbs up for Coaches clinic in Botswana (BOT)
43 coaches from all parts of Botswana attended a Swimming Coaches clinic (Level 1 & 2) in Francistown (BOT) on April 16-20, 2010. All participants had different levels of expertise, teaching either at a junior or senior school, at university or in a club.
The Botswana Swimming Sports Association (BSSA) welcomed visiting lecturer Larry Laursen to give the clinic, which took place at the Thornhill Primary School.
Olympic Solidarity makes second stop in Africa (KEN)
The FINA/IOC Olympic Solidarity Development Programme held a technical course for Swimming Coaches (Advanced level) in Nairobi, Kenya, on April 13-22, 2010. In all, 33 local participants made it to the YMCA classroom to benefit from the great experience of expert Derek Howorth from USA Swimming.
The course mixed theoretical content, such as foundations of coaching, coaching tools, diet, differences between winter and summer training, etc., with practical water sessions, explaining drills, dry-land exercises, stroke mechanics and progressions, kicking, starts and turns, etc.
Olympic Solidarity carries its mission in Netanya (ISR)
The Olympic Solidarity continues to develop the technical sports knowledge of coaches by organising, together with FINA, a Technical Course for Advanced-level Swimming Coaches at the Wingate Institute for Physical Education and Sport, in Netanya, Israel, from April 9-16, 2010.
The course, held in both English and Hebrew, gathered about 45 local participants. Renowed American expert Genadijus Sokolovas, Senior Physiologist Ph.D., shared his valuable knowledge, having worked with top-level USA swimmers.
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