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FINA Clinics

Programme description

Clinics to train coaches and officials in each of the six aquatic disciplines. Both training programmes, respectively conducted by highly experienced coaches and officials appointed by FINA, are designed to educate and train coaches and officials around the world.

Programme Goals

Provide basic training 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.

Ensure that coaches and officials are given the opportunity to develop their skills, developing thus the aquatic sports in their countries.

Objective

The FINA Clinics for Officials are available for National Federations wishing to host a training clinic for officials 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 officials 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 three (3) to five (5) 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 distribute the course hours as best suit the clinic participants.

F.A.Q.

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 Officials last?

FINA Clinics for Officials may last from three (3) to five (5) days.

What is the difference between a FINA Clinic for Officials and a FINA School for Officials?

The FINA Clinics are designed to provide basic training for officials at three different levels (beginners, intermediate, advanced), whereas the FINA Schools for Officials are aimed for those participants intending to enter the FINA Officials Lists and attend a FINA event as technical officials (judges, referees, starters, stroke judges, etc.).

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 is available at the following link

Is there any fee for the FINA Clinic participants?

All FINA Clinics are free of charge for all participants.