Diving Judge school held in Santo Domingo (DOM)

Development News

A FINA school for diving judges was organised in Santo Domingo from March 7-8, 2012. 30 participants from beginner to intermediate level attended the course, which was conducted by FINA TDC Member Julian Llinas Quetglas from Spain.

The course focused on several technical aspects of the sport (degree of difficulty, starting position, approach and take-off, flight, entry, etc.) and also related to competition (format, procedure, judging synchronised diving, etc.).

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Inaugural Oceania development workshop a great success

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Representatives from all member federations of the Oceania Swimming Association, plus associate members Hawaii and New Caledonia, completed an intensive three-day development workshop in Nadi, Fiji last week.

Setting the scene on Day 1 was OSA Executive Board Member and long time swimming coach and administrator, Bill Sakovich, who addressed delegates on "Issues and Challenges facing Aquatics Development in Oceania".

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Stepping stone for development of Aquatics in Oceania

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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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