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Schools

Programme description

The main goal of the FINA Schools Programme is to promote sports growth by offering a continuous learning pathway for the Technical Officials, providing and setting the necessary competencies to become eligible to officiate at FINA Events.

A range of FINA Development and Certification Schools are available within each continental region in six aquatic disciplines, with the objective of establishing a universal and standardized training and certification system:

 

  • FINA Swimming Schools for Officials 
  • FINA Open Water Swimming Development Schools for Officials 
  • FINA Open Water Swimming Certification Schools for Officials

  • FINA Artistic Swimming Development Schools for Judges

  • FINA Artistic Swimming Certification Schools for Judges

  • FINA Diving Development Schools for Judges

  • FINA Diving Certification Schools for Judges

  • FINA High Diving Schools for Judges 
  • FINA Water Polo Development Schools for Referees 
  • FINA Water Polo Certification Schools for Referees

The purpose of the FINA Schools is to:

  • Increase the number of officials and enhance the quality of the existing ones.
  • Create a uniform pattern of interpretation and application of FINA rules across all aquatic disciplines, thus raising the quality of officiating.
  • Develop and promote aquatics worldwide.

F.A.Q.

How many FINA Schools can be organised per year?

Each National Federation may organise one (1) school per discipline on an annual basis.

How many days does a FINA School last?

The duration of the different FINA Schools depends on the selected discipline:
• The FINA Swimming Schools for Officials are held over a duration of two (2) days.
• The The FINA Open Water Swimming Development Schools for Officials are held over two and a half (2.5) days.
• FINA Open Water Swimming Certification Schools for Officials are held over two (2) days
• FINA Artistic Swimming Development Schools for Judges are held over three (3) days
• FINA Artistic Swimming Certification Schools for Judges are held over three (3) days
• FINA Diving Development Schools for Judges are held over two (2) days
• FINA Diving Certification Schools for Judges are held over three (3) days
• FINA High Diving Schools for Judges are held over three (3) days
• FINA Water Polo Development Schools for Referees are held over two (2) days
• FINA Water Polo Certification Schools for Referees are held over two and a half (2.5) days

Is there any fee for the FINA Schools participants?

There is no fee to attend a FINA School.

How to register in a FINA School?

Please contact your National Federation in order to get registered in one of the FINA Schools. Only National Federations are entitled to nominate their Technical Officials to the different FINA Schools. 

Events

24Sep2019
FINA Open Water Swimming Certification Schools for Officials (77-2019)
Qiandao Lake, CHN
25Sep2019
FINA Open Water Swimming Development Schools for Officials (64-2019)
Lagos, NGR
26Sep2019
FINA Artistic Swimming Development School for Judges (31-2019)
San Salvador, ESA
27Sep2019
FINA Open Water Swimming Certification Schools for Officials (78-2019)
Lviv, UKR
30Sep2019
FINA Diving Certification Schools for Judges (41-2019)
Barquisimeto, VEN