February 21, 2018
FINA Open Water Swimming School for Officials scheduled to be held in Balmain – Couva, Trinidad and Tobago (TTO), from 3rd to 4th March 2018.
DATE: Arrival: 2nd March 2018
Course: 3rd – 4th March 2018
Departure: 4th March in the evening or 5th March 2018 in the morning
PARTICIPANTS: Each National Member Federation may nominate Open Water Swimming officials for this course.
REGISTRATION: All participants must be registered by the 15th February 2018 in the FINA General Management System (GMS) using your federation login details. The link to the FINA GMS is https://data.fina.org.
Please kindly note that the specific discipline of the school must be added to the attendee’s GMS profile as well as his/her personal email address in order to submit the registration.
If you require any assistance with the registration, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The purpose of this course is to achieve the following
 Enlarge the number of officials and enhance the quality of the existing ones;
 Create a uniform pattern of interpretation and application of Open Water Swimming rules, thus raising the quality of officiating;
 Use the course as an instrument to develop and promote Open Water Swimming worldwide.
Please note the following information related to the designation & courses for open water swimming officials:
 Officials who have passed a FINA OWS School and officiated at a required level, will receive a certification, which is valid for a 4-year period.
 FINA OWS Officials List N° 12 (valid from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2020): all new applications, not including renewals, must have attended and passed a FINA OWS School within four years of application.
 FINA OWS Officials List N° 13 and all subsequent FINA OWS Officials Lists: all new applicants and renewals must have attended and passed a FINA OWS School within four years of application.
 The schools primary language is English, although local translation may be provided.
 Minors aged 13 and above may participate in the school. Candidates must be aged 18 years or older to undertake the examination.
 Participants who have completed and passed the test in English would be eligible for the FINA Lists, subject to meeting the List criteria.
Please find below the details related to the organisation of this course:
PLACE: Balmain – Couva, Trinidad and Tobago
ARRIVAL AIRPORT: Piarco International Airport (POS)
TRAVEL: Each National Federation is responsible for the travel expenses of the nominated officials.
VISA SUPPORT: Please contact the Amateur Swimming Association of Trinidad and Tobago if you require visa assistance.
ACCOMMODATION: Each National Federation will cover the accommodation expenses of the nominated officials.
Cara Suites Hotel and Conference Centre
Southern Main Road, Claxton Bay
Website: Click here
Single room: USD 200 per night*
Double room: USD 200 per night*
RESERVATIONS: To make a reservation, please contact the Amateur Swimming Association of Trinidad and Tobago.
LOCAL TRANSPORT: Transfers from and to the airport will be provided by the OC for those participants accommodated at the official hotel.
In order to organise the local transportation, please provide the participants’ flight arrival and departure details to the Amateur Swimming Association of Trinidad and Tobago.
MEETING VENUE: National Aquatic Centre
Balmain – Couva, Trinidad and Tobago
OC CONTACT: Neal Marcano
Phone number: +1 868 771 1147
We strongly believe that the FINA Open Water Swimming Schools
for Officials will powerfully contribute to the improvement of our