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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.
Promising Swimming Coaches clinic held in Kampala (UGA)
26 swimming coaches attended an advanced clinic in Kampala, Uganda, from September 10-19, 2012 conducted by Gerd Nottelmann from Germany.
The clinic’s primary focus was on building capacity of coaches in Uganda. The objectives of the clinic were to develop high-level swimming coaches in Uganda and build from the previously held FINA Development swimming clinic held in July 2011.
Thumbs up for Swimming Coaches clinic in St. Lucia
A successful clinic for swimming coaches (intermediate level) was organised at Rodney Heights Aquatic Centre in Castries, St. Lucia from September 3-9, 2012.
The course, which was conducted by Marta Belsh from Swimming Canada, welcomed 18 participants and covered the following topics: long-term athlete development, design of seasonal plan, mental preparation, nutrition, swimmer tracking performance, parents communication. Pool sessions including starts, turns, relay takeover, IM transitions and open water were also held.
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