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First Swimming Officials clinic organised in Accra (GHA)
In their efforts to foster the development of Swimming in the country, the Ghana Swimming and Life Saving Association organised, in conjunction with FINA's Development programme, the first clinic for swimming officials (beginner level) in Accra, Ghana, from September 1-5, 2012, which brought together 18 participants.
FINA TSC Member Olugbenga Lawal from Nigeria conducted the course at Accra's Sports Stadium. The course, which combined both theory and practice, proved to be a very useful training for all participants.
Bill Hogan trains Swimming Officials in St. Georges (GRN)
An intermediate-level clinic for swimming officials took place in St. Georges, Grenada from August 27-31, 2012 gathering 33 participants, including technical officials, coaches and some senior swimmers. FINA TSC Member Bill Hogan from Canada was the expert on site.
Participants ranged from beginner technical officials to fairly experienced technical officials who have been referees and starters in continental competitions, one of whom was Omar Hughes, a former Olympic swimmer who swam at the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000. He is now a fairly experienced starter at the continental level.
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.
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