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Two Water polo Referee schools held in North America
The first FINA water polo school for referees was organised in Thousand Oaks, South California (USA) from March 23-25, 2012. TWPC Chairman Gianni Lonzi (ITA) and TWPC member Niculae Firoiu (GRE) led the course, which was attended by 29 participants. Among them, 23 American, two participants from Georgia, one from Uzbekistan, one from Costa Rica and one from Trinidad and Tobago.
A few days later, the lecturers made a stop in Edmonton, Alberta (CAN) for a second water polo school, held from March 28-30, 2012. 12 participants - 10 locals, one participant from Venezuela and one from Hong Kong - enthusiastically took part in the course, during which a new theme was discussed: "Psychological preparation of the referee".
Swimming Officials school held in San Juan (PUR)
A school for swimming officials took place in San Juan, Puerto Rico from March 23-24, 2012. 18 local participants took part in the course, which was conducted by FINA TSC Chairman Carol Zaleski and TSC member Errol Clarke (BAR).
Excellent instruction at Diving Officials certification course in Beijing (CHN)
2012's first FINA certification course for diving officials (intermediate level) was held at Beijing's iconic "Water Cube" from March 22-24. The course was scheduled to take place on the fringe of the FINA Diving World Series Beijing leg and was conducted by FINA TDC members Anke Piper (GER) and Ann Sissons (NZL) with 25 participants from 5 different countries.
Synchro judges upgrade skills in Sydney (AUS)
Sydney, in Australia, welcomed 15 participants for a FINA synchronised swimming judge school, organised from 17-20 March, 2012 with FINA Technical Synchronised Swimming Committee member Sue Edwards from New Zealand as lecturer.
Synchro school delights judges in Athens (GRE)
A FINA school for synchronised swimming Judges was organised in Athens, Greece from March 14-18, 2012 attended by 24 participants (10 locals and 14 foreign). FINA TSSC Member Jennifer Gray from Great Britain conducted the school, which included in-depth discussions and interactive sessions.
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