Swimming Officials school is a hit in Santo Domingo (DOM)

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A FINA school for swimming officials, the first of the year in the Americas region, was organised in Santo Domingo (DOM) with 42 participants from February 16-17, 2013. 32 were locals, two came from the Bahamas, two from the Bermudas, four from Colombia and one from St. Lucia.

FINA TSC Honorary Secretary Soren Korbo (DEN) and FINA TSC Member Errol Clarke (BAR) conducted the two-day course at the National Olympic Committee House and pool sessions at the outdoor National Swimming Complex, build in 2003 for the Pan American Games.

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Successful school for Swimming Officials held in Marrakech (MAR)

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A FINA school for swimming officials was successfully organised in Marrakech (MAR) from February 2-3, 2013. The 20 participants at the school were a mixture of new and experienced technical officials, with most having five or more years experience officiating competitions.

All participants showed a high level of enthusiasm and interest and were very much involved in the content presented through the course.

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FINA Diving development school held in Singapore

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The first FINA Diving development school of 2013 for diving officials (beginner to intermediate level) was organised in Singapore from January 12-13. FINA TDC member Ann Sissons from New Zealand trained 21 participants, 15 of which passed the final examination.

The course was divided into theory and practice. Judging practice was done at the pool with beginner divers.

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FINA Development programme 2012 concludes in Manama (BRN)

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The FINA Development programme 2012 concluded on a high note with a clinic for diving coaches (beginner level) in the country's capital, organised from December 21-28.

Egyptian diving expert Mohamed Eissa Swafy conducted the course in Arabic, training 19 participants on various subjects: selection of divers, physical preparation, training from the start, using additional training equipments, degrees of difficulty, judging rules, biomechanics, etc.

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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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