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Clinic for Coaches

Programme description

FINA strongly believes in the importance of having a globally-respected workforce of coaches with an established and consistent curriculum as a key factor for the athlete development.


As part of the FINA Development Programme, FINA is currently running clinics to train coaches in each of the six aquatic disciplines. This training programme, led by highly experienced coaches appointed by FINA, is designed to train coaches around the world and promote best practices.  

This programme is available for National Federations wishing to host a clinic in their country or for those interested on attending a clinic in their continental region.

With this initiative, FINA offers to its 209 affiliated national federations the opportunity to successfully develop the aquatic sports in their countries. 


 The FINA Clinics for Coaches are available for National Federations wishing to host a training clinic for coaches in their country or for National Federations wishing to attend a clinic organised in their continental region.    

 Led by an expert nominated by FINA, the clinics are intended to provide basic training for coaches of all levels offering them the opportunity to develop their skills and further the development of aquatics within their countries.

Course format

  • The courses are available in six aquatic disciplines (swimming, open water swimming, artistic swimming, diving, high diving and water polo) and may last from five (5) to ten (10) days.
  • All FINA clinics can be carried out at one of the following levels: beginners, intermediate or advanced.
  • The clinic agenda and content is adapted to the host national federation particular requirements, combining theoretical sessions and practical training.
  • National Federations may choose to distribute the course hours as best suit the clinic participants.


How many FINA Clinics can be organised per year?

The maximum number of clinics requested by a National Federation is two (2). There may be organised no more than one (1) clinic per discipline (Swimming, Open Water Swimming, Artistic Swimming, Diving, High Diving or Water Polo) and category (Coaches or Officials) by National Federation on an annual basis.

How many days does a FINA Clinic for Coaches last?

FINA Clinics for Coaches may last from five (5) to ten (10) days.

How can I register for a FINA Clinic?

National Federations wishing to attend a FINA Clinic organised in their continental region may contact the host federation.

The contact details of the FINA National Member Federations are available at the following link.

Is there any fee for the FINA Clinic participants?

All FINA Clinics are free of charge for all participants.


FINA Swimming Clinic for Coaches (85-2019)
Pyongyang, PRK
FINA Swimming Clinic for Coaches(31-2019)
Blantyre, MAW
FINA Swimming Clinic for Coaches (112-2019)
Port Vila, VAN
FINA Swimming Clinic for Coaches (70-2019)
Georgetown, GUY
FINA Diving Clinic for Coaches (108-2019)
Jakarta, INA