Stepping stone for development of Aquatics in Oceania

Development News

The Oceania Swimming Association will organise its first ever Regional Aquatics Development Workshop at the Tanoa International Hotel, Nadi, Fiji from March 4-6, 2012.

FINA, along with the Olympic Solidarity, Asian Swimming Federation, Oceania Swimming Association and USA Swimming, united their vision to provide the member nations of the Oceania Swimming Association with the best educational tools to foster the development of Aquatics in the region. The objectives of the three-day workshop are the following:

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Olympic Solidarity takes action in Fria (GUI)

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A successful Technical Course for Swimming Coaches (Basic Level) was held in Fria, Guinea from February 22 until March 2, 2012. Serge David from France taught the 25 participants the fundamentals of swimming and discussed the methodology for training and practice, the cardiovascular development and energetics channels, among other topics.

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Building Swimming Officials expertise in Tunisia

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The first FINA Swimming Officials School of the 2012 season was hosted by the Tunisian Swimming Federation in Tunis (TUN) on February 11-12 at the Golden Tulip El Mechtel Hotel. The School had a total of 30 participants with one coming from outside Tunisia.

The lecturers were Søren Korbo, FINA TSC Honorary Secretary and Olugbenga Lawal, FINA TSC Member. The School was opened by the newly elected President of the Tunisian Swimming Federation, Mr. Hedi Belhassen. The School was very well organised by the host Federation.

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Swimming Coaches clinic attracts many in Doha (QAT)

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A clinic for Swimming Coaches (Level 1 to 3) was organised in Doha (QAT) from January 30 to February 8, 2012. 60 participants attended the one-week course given by German expert Gerd Nottelmann.

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FINA Development School for Diving Judges is held in Colombo (SRI)

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The first FINA Diving Development School of 2012, a basic development course for those having no prior judging experience in diving, took place at the Otters Aquatic Club in Colombo, Sri Lanka from January 29-30.

Happily, in this case, among the 17 eager participants, most were former divers with knowledge of diving techniques and codes. FINA TDC Member Frans van de Konijnenburg (NED) taught various aspects of judging this spectacular discipline: Judge's Responsibilities, Competition Format and Procedure, The Dive, Judging Synchronised Diving, Briefing and De-briefing at competitions, Duties of the Referee, etc.

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