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Clinics in FINA's five sports attract many in San Salvador (ESA)
Meanwhile, a beginner to intermediate-level clinic for water polo referees and officials was conducted by Cuban Eugenio Martinez, FINA Bureau Member, with 22 participants (May 22-31).
Diving Judge Certification course held in Eindhoven (NED)
A FINA Certification course for diving judges was organised in Eindhoven (NED) at the Pieter van den Hoogenband Swimming Stadium from May 18-20, 2012. FINA TDC members Ann Sissons (NZL) and Kathy Seaman (CAN) conducted the course, which was held during the European Diving Championships.
The course welcomed 12 participants, from the Netherlands, Turkey, Italy, Germany, Lithuania and Canada.
Successful Swimming Officials clinic held in Saipan (NMA)
Post-clinic, Don Blew said: "All attendees were very keen to learn all aspects of what is required to conduct a swim meet and learn the stroking rules."
Thumbs up for Diving Judge school in Singapore
A FINA school for diving judged was organised at Singapore's Toa Payoh Swimming Complex from May 5-6, 2012. TDC member Mathz Lindberg (SWE), former diver and father of still-competitive Anna Lindberg, conducted the course, which was attended by 22 beginner-level participants.
The course focused on the fundamentals and duties of officials. Practical aspects such as how to run a diving competition, equipment for judging and judging practice were addressed during poolside sessions.
Innovative clinic trains Swimming Officials in Cayman Islands
A swimming officials clinic took place from May 2-7, 2012 in Georgetown, Grand Cayman Islands. Referee Neil Booth from Great Britain, who has officiated at all levels of competition for many years, instructed 32 participants.
The structure of the course was built around PowerPoint presentations, mixed-size group discussion and then review and re-enforcement following discussion. Skype technology was used to include officials from Cayman Brac in the sessions, an innovative solution to avoid prohibitive costs.
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