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FINA Schools

Programme description

The FINA Schools for technical officials are intended to provide training, evaluate and certify officials, judges and referees in six aquatic disciplines:

 

  • FINA Swimming Schools
  • FINA Artistic Swimming Schools (Development & Certification)
  • FINA Open Water Swimming Schools (Development & Certification)
  • FINA Water Polo Schools (Development & Certification)
  • FINA Diving Schools (Development & Certification)

 

In order to be eligible to officiate in FINA events, technical officials must attend a FINA School in their respective discipline and pass the final exam provided at the end of the same.

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 FINA Open Water Swimming Schools for Officials are held over two (2) days.
• The FINA Artistic Swimming Schools for Judges are held over three (3) days.
• The FINA Diving Development Schools for Judges are held over two (2) days.
• The FINA Diving Certification Schools for Judges are held over three (3) days.
• The FINA Water Polo Referees Schools are held over three (3) days.

 

Is there any fee for the FINA Schools participants?

There is no fee to attend a FINA School.

Events

18Jan2019
FINA Artistic Swimming Certification School for Judges (2019-21)
Vienna, AUT
25Jan2019
FINA Water Polo Development School for Referees (2019-80)
Willemstad, CUR
01Feb2019
FINA Water Polo Certification School for Referees (2019-93)
Istanbul, TUR
22Feb2019
FINA Artistic Swimming Development School for Judges (2019-6)
Warsaw, POL