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Open water coaches take the plunge in Bali (INA)
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.
Swimming clinic benefits all in Koror (PLW)
In order to continue spreading swimming knowledge and expertise in the Pacific, a FINA Development clinic for swimming coaches (beginner) was organised in Koror, Palau from October 30 to November 7, 2012.
Rick Powers (USA) trained no less than 46 participants in a week-long course. The programme included two days of instruction for swim teachers and school PE teachers on how to teach swimming, and one session on open water, a point that is all the more relevant when living on an island.
FINA Development continues programme in the Pacific
Kwajalein Island, the southernmost and largest island in the Kwajalein atoll in the Marshall Islands, played host to a swimming clinic for beginner-level coaches from October 14-27, 2012.
American swimming expert Rick Powers trained 16 participants, focusing on the physiology of training, season planning, motivation, mental training and stroke technique. Kids from local swimming clubs enthusiastically took part in the practical sessions at the swimming pool and at the beach.
Russia's Olga Brusnikina visits Synchro Coaches clinic in Istanbul (TUR)
British synchro expert Jennifer Gray, FINA TSSC Member, said on the five-day course: "The participants were very active learners and joined in group tasks very enthusiastically. They were keen to share their own knowledge and produced some very original ideas."
Water polo coaches get started in Pune (IND)
A clinic for water polo coaches (beginner and intermediate) took place in Pune, Western India, from October 1-5, 2012. Niculae Firoiu from Greece, who has been water polo head coach of the German Swimming Federation for 26 years, trained a total 40 participants during the five-day course.
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