FINA to run open water clinic

This has been made possible through the Papua New Guinea Swimming Inc with the cooperation of FINA through its Development and Educational programs and corporate sponsor, Bank South Pacific.

President of PNGSI, Liz Wells, said the FINA clinic is designed to educate and train technical officials, ensuring they are given the opportunity to develop their skills and further the development of aquatics within the country.

​Water polo course to be held this month

PNGSI with FINA, through its Development and Educational programs, and corporate sponsor BSP, will be carrying out a beginners’ level FINA Water Polo Clinic.

The Clinic will coincide with the FINA World Aquatics Day on July 1, where it is hoped a competition will take place.

High performance manager of the Water Polo Program at Queensland Academy of Sport, Aleksandr Osadchuk, will conduct the clinic at the Taurama Aquatic and Indoor Centre (TAIC).

FINA Technical Officials Clinic set for this month

The theory component from the March 29-31 will be at the Media Room at Taurama Aquatic Centre, while the practical section will be held 'in competition' from March 31 to April 2 at the Taurama Aquatic Centre 50m pool.

Dianne Farmer, a FINA Referee from New Zealand, will be facilitating the Clinic.

Farmer officiated at the 2015 Pacific Games and said she is very excited to be returning to Papua New Guinea.

FINA says Rio 2016 arrangements compromise athletes’ safety

FINA has accused them of showing “disrespect” for their requirements by providing substandard facilities and failing to act on warnings about the hazardous nature of the open water swimning venue at Copacabana beach and nearby open-air venues for diving, water polo and synchronised swimming.

In a letter seen by Associated Press, the FINA President, Julio Maglione, has complained to the Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes about a range of issues.

PNG Swimming to run FINA Swim Clinic

The course will be held at the Taurama Aquatic Centre (TAC) from September 20th to 24th.

PNGSI president Liz Wells said the course will teach the 35 participants attending on how to deliver basic swimming squad sessions that develop the technique of novice swimmers.