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Open water Officials train skills ahead of 1st Junior Champs in Welland (CAN)
It was a busy day at Welland's International Flatwater Centre, Ont. Canada, on August 15, 2012 as 29 open water swimming officials gathered to take part in an intermediate clinic conducted by FINA TOWSC Member John West from New Zealand.
The course took place a day before the inaugural edition of the FINA World Junior Open Water Swimming Championships, taking place also in Welland. The course gave a useful insight into open water swimming procedures at FINA events.
Swimming Officials learning the ropes in Tegucigalpa (HON)
The Federacion Hondurena de Natacion organised a FINA development clinic for swimming officials (intermediate level) in Tegucigalpa from August 12-19, 2012. The course, which was conducted by Joel Ugarte Ferrari from the Federacion Peruana de Natation, gathered 15 participants.
On the first five days, participants went through a number of essential theoretical aspects of officiating in Swimming. The opportunity was then given to participants to test their skills at the National Swimming Championships taking place from August 17-19.
Swimming clinic makes stop in Georgetown (VIN)
A swimming clinic for intermediate-level coaches and officials was organised at Georgetown's local swimming pool, in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, from July 23-28, 2012.
Rick Powers (USA) taught a group of 27 locals - coaches, officials and swimmers - the physiology of training, season planning, motivation, parent education, FINA rules, duties of officials, daily workout planning for age group swimmers and how to organise a coach's association.
Swimming Officials school held in Johannesburg (RSA)
The fifth swimming officials school of the FINA programme 2012 was successfully hosted by Swimming South Africa in Johannesburg from July 22-23, 2012. FINA TSC Soren Korbo (DEN) conducted the course, which was attended by 38 participants. Among them, 31 came from various regions of the host federation and seven from four other countries (Zambia, Swaziland, Botswana and Uganda).
The participants actively took part in the theory sessions, asking many questions. Small group discussions were also organised. The pool session was held at the 25m indoor pool at the St. Andrews school. Junior and Age Group swimmers from local clubs as well as coaches and parents were present.
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