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23 Swimming Coaches enjoy clinic in Guyana
A clinic for swimming beginner coaches and officials was held in Georgetown, Guyana from August 22 to September 1, 2012 with 23 participants.
American Rick Powers discussed topics such as physiology of training, season planning using macro, meso and microcycles, IM training, tapering, nutrition, parent education, motivation, group division by age, attendance and ability and stroke analysis. Practical sessions included drills for all strokes, turns and starts as well as aerobic and anaerobic training sets.
Swimming Coaches clinic is a hit in Tehran (IRI)
33 swimming coaches took enthusiastically part in an intermediate clinic organised in Tehran, Iran from August 22-27, 2012. Fernando Delgado from Puerto Rico discussed various topics such as team coaching, career training, nutrition, concentration and race preparation, and arousing control and self image.
Swimming Officials attend clinic in Managua (NCA)
The Piscina Barracudas in Managua, Nicaragua welcomed 33 swimming officials for an intermediate-level clinic from August 20-24, 2012 conducted by Jose Ismael Gonzales from Guatemala.
During the five-day course, Gonzales shared his Olympic Games and World Championships experience, addressing also the judge's various roles and duties and going through FINA's structure, Constitution and Rules.
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.
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