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Diving Officials get started in Dubai (UAE)
A FINA clinic for diving officials (beginner level) was organised in Dubai (UAE) from March 16-20, 2013. FINA TDC member Bashar Al-Saffar from Kuwait was the lecturer for the course, which was attended by 23 participants. The course focused on
Several topics were discussed: dive elements, age groups, synchronised diving, scoring, referee and judge's duties, penalties and deductions, video analysis, etc. 17 participants took an examination at the end of the course.
International Water Safety Day celebrated in Suva (FIJ)
The objectives of this International Water Safety Day for Fiji is to introduce and promote safe water practices to Class 3 and 4 students, install water safe fun and ideals, teach rescues in safe controlled manner and create interest in learning lifesaving techniques.
FINA school for Diving Officials held in Riga (LAT)
A FINA development school for diving judges and officials was organised in Riga, Latvia, from March 1-2, 2013. FINA TDC member Michael Geissbuehler (SUI) trained 10 participants during the two-day course.
"Latvia was not very active in diving in the past. Hosting a FINA development school shows their interest in developing diving within the country," noted Geissbuehler.
Swimming Coaches upgrade skills in Saint Lucia
An advanced clinic for swimming coaches took place in Gros Islet, Saint Lucia, from February 23 to March 3, 2013. USA Swimming coach Bob Steele trained 15 participants during the eight-day course at the Rodney Heights Aquatic Center.
"The participants were very knowledgeable about high level swimming with keen interest in learning and using more information", said Steele.
FINA Development programme 2013 launched in Bermuda
The first clinic of 2013 was organised by the Bermuda Amateur Swimming Association in Hamilton from February 19-23, 2013. Swimming expert Mancer Roberts from the Bahamas led the intermediate-level course, which was attended by 17 officials.
The five-day course addressed a number of topics, such as duties of officials and various poolside positions (timekeeper, clerk of course, referee, starter, inspector of turns, stroke judge, finish judge, etc.). Both theory and practice sessions were held.
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