New FINA Open Water Swimming School For Officials

New FINA Open Water Swimming School For Officials

The FINA website and the January issue of FINA Magazine reported the creation of a School for Officials in the open water swimming world.

Similar to the disciplines of pool swimming, water polo, diving and synchronized swimming, the FINA School for Officials will provide training and certification to judges and referees. In order to be included in a FINA Officials List, Officials must attend a FINA School in open water and pass the test given at the end of the FINA School.

The purpose of FINA Schools is to increase the number of officials and enhance the quality of officiating, create a uniform interpretation and application of rules while raising the quality of refereeing, and to develop and promote the sport worldwide. The FINA School for Officials will be available within each continental region.

When more information on FINA’s new school becomes available, it will be reported.

Photo shows Flavio Bomio of Switzerland, the current Honorary Secretary of the FINA Technical Open Water Swimming Committee.

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