Water polo referees get started in Dhaka (BAN)

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A clinic for water polo referees (beginner level) was held at Dhaka's Syed Nayrul Swimming Complex, Bangladesh from May 19-24, 2012. Iranian Khosrow Amini, FINA TWPC Member, introduced 24 participants to the basics of water polo officiating.

Theory classes were held before practical sessions on the last two days. All participants were eager to learn and showed great interest in improving their skills.

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Clinics in FINA's five sports attract many in San Salvador (ESA)

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The Piscinas El Polvorin in San Salvador, El Salvador, was more than busy in May with five clinics taking place almost simultaneously: an advanced open water swimming clinic for coaches (May 23-31) was organised with Tomas Haces from Cuba, FINA TOWSC Member, training an enthusiastic group of eight participants.

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).

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Diving Judge Certification course held in Eindhoven (NED)

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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.

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Successful Swimming Officials clinic held in Saipan (NMA)

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A beginner-level clinic for swimming officials took place in Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands from May 15-19, 2012 with FINA TSC Vice Chairman Don Blew (AUS) as instructor. 18 participants attended the clinic to get a valuable introduction to officiating in the sport of swimming.

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."

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Thumbs up for Diving Judge school in Singapore

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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.

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