Weather conditions and lack of spectators on the stands can influence athlete performances at the upcoming Olympic Games?

Topics like weather conditions, training venues and lack of spectators on the stands can influence the athlete performances, but also reveal some unexpected benefit. Coaches play a key role to find out the best conditions for their athletes and get them ready for the upcoming competition. 

Starting from Thursday 15th July, a series of live sessions will be available on the FINA Learning platform to meet elite coaches and discuss the best practises for the athletes arrived in Tokyo at one week left to the Games.

Session program: 

  • 15TH JULY - 15:00 CEST

SWIMMING: Marcel Wounda (NED), Head Coach at Royal Dutch Swimming Federation and Fred Vergnaux (ESP) ,Head Coach of the Spanish National Team 

  • 16TH JULY - 15:00 CEST

DIVING: Aaron Dziver (CAN), National Team Coach at Diving Plongeon Canada and Andrew Johansen (USA) ,Head Coach of USA Diving Olympic team

  • 17TH JULY - 15:00 CEST

OPEN WATER: Stéphane Lecat (FRA), Director of the French Swimming Federation National Team for the Open Water Program and Fernando Possenti (BRA), Head Coach of the Brazilian Olympic Open Water Team

  • 18TH JULY - 15:00 CEST

WATER POLO: Elvis Fatovic (CRO), Head Coach of the Australia Water Polo Men's National Team and Adam Krikorian (USA), Head Coach of the USA Water Polo Women's National Team 

  • 19TH JULY - 15:00 CEST

ARTISTIC SWIMMING: FUJIKI Mayuko (JPN), Head Coach of the Spanish National Artistic Swimming Team and ANDREA FUENTES (ESP), Head Coach at USA Artistic Swimming Elite Team