May 24, 2018
FINA Open Water Swimming School for Officials
Barranquilla, Colombia, from 26 th to 27th July 2018.
The purpose of this course is to achieve the following objectives:
 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:
DATE: Arrival: 25th July 2018
Course: 26th – 27 th July 2018
Departure: 27th July in the evening or 28th 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 27 th June 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
NATIONALITY: Please take into consideration that when a competition official represents his/her country in a competition, he/she shall be a citizen, whether by birth or naturalisation, of the nation he/she represents, provided that a naturalised citizen shall have lived in that country for at least one year prior to that competition (FINA Handbook - Edition 2017, General Rules 2.5).
PLACE: Barranquilla, Colombia
ARRIVAL AIRPORT: Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport (BAQ)
TRAVEL: Each National Federation is responsible for the travel expenses of the nominated officials. We kindly ask you to not book any flight tickets until your participants have been approved.
VISA SUPPORT: Please contact the Federación Colombiana de Natación if you require visa assistance.
ACCOMMODATION: Each National Federation will cover the accommodation expenses of the nominated officials. Hotel Estelar en Alto Prado Calle 76 No. 56-29 Barranquilla, Colombia Website: Click here Single Room: USD 120/day* Double Room: USD 150/day* *Breakfast included.
RESERVATIONS: To make a reservation, please contact the Federación Colombiana de Natación. 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 Federación Colombiana de Natación.
MEETING VENUE: Hotel Estelar en Alto Prado
OC CONTACT: Daniel Páez Bastidas / Pedro Pérez Email: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: +57 312 636 3662 / 311 773 8288
We strongly believe that the FINA Open Water Swimming Schools for Officials will powerfully contribute to the improvement of our sport.
For any further details please contact the FINA Office in Lausanne:
Contact Person Pere Miró FINA Development Department Chemin de Bellevue 24a/24b 1005 Lausanne, Switzerland Tel: (41-21) 310 4710 Fax: (41-21) 312 6610