Castries, Saint Lucia: Saint Lucia Aquatics Federation will host FINA Open Water Clinic for Coaches (on site) from 21st to 23rd October 2022. This clinic has practical and theoretical components.
The tentative venues and schedule:
Saint Lucia Olympic Committee, Vigie Beach, Reduit Beach
DAY 1: 5:30pm – 8:00pm
DAY 2: 9:00am – 4:00pm
DAY 3: 9:00am – 4:00pm
If you are interested please sign up today! Call 758-520-1145 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information. Deadline for registration is October 14, 2022.
FINA OPEN WATER CLINIC FOR COACHES:
- Theory sessions: Saint Lucia Olympic House
- Practical Sessions: The Ramp, Rodney Bay
- Fina Certification
- Swimming Technique
- Masters and Age Group
- How to start your open water program
- Navigating currents
SLAF hosted a FINA Swimming Clinic for Officials over the weekend. The objectives of the clinic focused on improving the knowledge of participants in the various areas of officiating swim meets, whether local, regional or international.
Areas covered included but were not limited to:
· Competitive Management (FINA Standards)
· Competitive Strokes (The fundamentals of officiating all strokes)
· Situation Resolutions
· Officials’ Decision making
Twenty-one persons participated in the clinic. The participants completed the clinic by displaying their competency through a mock swim meet simulation and an examination.
The clinic was conducted by Sonia O’Neal, from Barbados, who is a well renowned FINA world class Meet Official with over 12 years of experience in the field of officiating. Her officiating repertoire at swimming championships includes CARIFTA, CCCAN, CANOC Games, PAN AM Games, Commonwealth, FINA World Championships and the Olympics.
O’Neal is also slated to be the Meet Referee for the upcoming 30th OECS Swimming Championships to be held here in St. Lucia from November 11 – 13, 2022.
The participants were enthused and displayed teamwork throughout the clinic. A special thank you to FINA and Mrs. O’Neal for making this clinic a success. We would like to extend our gratitude to the swimmers who participated in the mock swim simulation. SLAF would also like to thank Dr. Diane Worrell and the staff of the Rodney Heights Aquatic Centre for hosting the practical sessions.
FINA LEVEL 1 BEGINNER CLINIC
FINA will be hosting an On-Line Swimming Clinic for Coaches (Beginner Level), from Sunday, October 23, 2022, to Wednesday, October 26, 2022.
Jamaica is the host Federation but ALL SAINT LUCIA PARTICIPANTS MUST BE REGISTERED THROUGH THE SAINT LUCIA AQUATICS FEDERATION, SLAF.
All emails should be forwarded to email@example.com or call 584-1145. Participants must be 18 years and older. Anyone interested in becoming a swimming coach can sign up for this program. Physical Education and Sports teachers are encouraged to participate.
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