The leading event will kick-off on Saturday December 3 with the first Session on Sunday December 4 that will give an update on FINA President Dr Maglione’s own initiative; the “Swimming for All – Swimming for Life” programme will be given by the President. UN Special Adviser on Sport for Development Wilfried Lemke and FINA Vice-President Sam Ramsamy is also announced to take part in the presentation.
The Session will be followed by “The power of Aquatics: How can Aquatics contribute to a healthier society?” in which Swimming Australia General Manager Melissa Backhouse and FINA Bureau Member Margo Mountjoy among others will be speaking.
FINA Vice-Presidents Dale Neuburger and Sam Ramsamy, also an IOC Member, will present the latest FINA Development programmes put in place in the recent years and the tremendous improvement some Member National Federations have benefited from.
The impressive line-up of speakers includes Michael Phelps’ famous coach Bob Bowman, as announced a few weeks ago, who will be leading the first session of the Golden Clinic entitled “Coaching the best Swimmer of All time” on Sunday December 4- but also major swimming countries Head Coaches such as USA’s David Marsh, Magnus Kjellberg (from Japan Swimming), Canada’s Ben Titley and Great Britain’s Bill Furniss who will share their knowledge about themes as various as the pressure of the Olympic Games & World competitions, the coaching of Olympians and the programme around it and the part technology plays in swimming success (Monday December 5).
Caesars Hotel where the Convention will take place