CLINICS FOR SWIMMING OFFICIALS
FINA strongly believes in the importance of having a globally-respected workforce of swimming officials with an established and consistent curriculum, as a key factor for the athlete development and the correct appliance of the FINA officiating rules.
As part of the FINA Development Programme, FINA is currently running clinics to train officials in swimming. This training programme, respectively conducted by highly experienced officials appointed by the FINA Technical Swimming Committee (TSC), are designed to educate and train swimming officials around the world.
The FINA Swimming Clinics for Officials are available to National Federations wishing to host a training clinic, as well as for National Federations wishing to attend a clinic organised in their continental region
The FINA Swimming Clinics for Officials are intended to provide basic training for participants of all levels through courses led by an expert. They are designed to educate and train swimming officials, ensuring that they are given the opportunity to develop their skills and further the development of aquatics within their countries.
By offering technical training and promoting best practices, Swimming Officials will develop their skills and support successful performances in the pool.
- The Officials course is only available for Swimming 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.
- National Federations may choose to organise the entire clinic continuously over a long weekend or over a week-long session, distributing the course hours as best suit the clinic participants
Below videos will provide a better understanding of officiating in Swimming.