Top-level synchro coach Fujiki feels the passion for the sport in La Havana (CUB)

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The Cuba Swimming Federation organised, as part of the FINA Development programme, a synchronised swimming clinic that brought together 28 coaches and judges from intermediate to advanced level from December 15-19, 2012.

Top-level synchro coach and Olympic medallist Mayuko Fujiki from Japan, who currently trains the USA Synchro Team, made the trip to Cuba to share her valuable knowledge with the participants. The course focused on several aspects: choreography method and analysis, how to train duet technical elements, high jump lifts, specific dry land training and water exercises for synchro.

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Water polo clinic trains Referees in Curacao (AHO)

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17 enthusiastic water polo referees gathered in Willemstad (Curacao, Dutch Antilles) to take part in a beginner-level clinic from December 3-8, 2012 conducted by Joaquin Fernandez from the Royal Spanish Swimming Federation.

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Swimming Coaches upgrade skills in Kiew Zaporizhzhya (UKR)

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The FINA Swimming Coaches Certification programme 2012 drew to a close with the last course of the year held in Kiew Zaporizhzhya (UKR) from November 29 to Dec 1. Germany's Gerd Nottelmann, an active lecturer within the FINA clinic programme, conducted his first certification course with 66 participants.

The course focused on teaching skills and values, motivating swimmers, coaching and the law, basic biomechanics, physiology of training, practical coaching tips in daily training, among other topics.

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Stepping stone for Water polo coaching in Lima (PER)

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A clinic for water polo coaches (beginner level) was held in Lima, Peru, from November 9-16, 2012. FINA Bureau Member Eugenio Martinez (CUB), who has officiated as water polo referee at six Olympic Games, trained 54 participants.

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Open water coaches take the plunge in Bali (INA)

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Bali's Sanur beach served as a beautiful backdrop for the open water swimming coaches clinic (intermediate level) held at Indonesia's famous seaside resort from November 7-11, 2012.

Australian open water swimming expert Dick Campion trained 24 participants, most locals, on various aspects of the sport: identifying OWS talent, swim programmes and drills, planning training schedules, on-deck coach attitude and performance, diet and carbo loading, to name a few.

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