FINA Communications Department

FINA held its first edition of the FINA Aquatics Managers Seminar [1] from May 3-4 in Bucharest, Romania, as the programme was launched in an effort to support the National Member Federations to improve their organisation management and administration, respecting the highest international standards of sports management.

This programme, held over two days, offered practical examples and theory of best practices in the field of managing sports organisations, as well as the mentorship of recognised experts, Brian Minikin and Pierre Lafontaine that guided the Federations to strategically plan their activities in order to promote aquatics in the best way within their country.

The purpose of the FINA Aquatics Managers Programme is to:

• Increase the management competencies of the FINA National Federations
• Support the FINA National Member Federations to better promote aquatics within their county
• Promote the use of strategic planning in order to establish a common pattern of organisation among the FINA National Federations

Nine Federations and 26 participants, including Olympic and World Champions Camelia Potec, Diana Mocanu, and Athletics 5000m Olympic champion and former Minister of sports in Romania Gabriela Szos actively took part.

The next FINA Aquatics Managers Seminar 2019 will be taking place is Johannesburg from June 22-23.