August 13, 2018
DEADLINE FINA SCHOLARSHIPS: August 31, 2018
FECHA LÍMITE PARA LAS BECAS FINA: 31 de agosto de 2018
The following information was unfortunately published on August 3rd in an abbreviated manner and did not include the official notice of it being a communication from UANA Secretary-Treasurer Errol Clarke. CCCAN News regrets the oversight and extends our apology.
La siguiente información se publicó el 3 de agosto de forma abreviada y no incluyó el aviso oficial de comunicación del Secretario-Tesorero de UANA, Errol Clarke. Noticias de CCCAN lamenta la supervisión y extiende nuestra disculpa.
Dear FriendsTheFINA Scholarship Programme was created to give technical and financial assistance to swimmers whose timesarepresently between the "S" Qualifying Standard and the "B" Qualifying Standard and to help them to qualify for FINA World Championships and the Olympic Games. TheScholarships Programme was launched in June 2013andFINAhasprovidedsince then annual scholarships for a duration of 3-12 months to selected swimmers. The previous four editions of the Programme proved very beneficial to swimmers who participated in them.MarceloAcostaof El Salvadoris a shining example of a swimmer from our own region whose time significantly improved as a result of participating inthe 2015edition of the Programmeand assisted himto qualifywith an A Standard for the 2016 Rio Olympics.From our region, Maria Garcia of Peru, Leandro Costabile of Uruguay, Felix Delron of GrenadaJoseph de Nobrega of Guyana, Papy Dossous of Haiti, Daniel Jacobs of Aruba, Katie Kyle of St. Lucia, Lismar Lyon of Venezuela, Matheo Mateos of Paraguay, Stefano Mitchell of Antigua & Barbuda, Juan Morales of Colombia, Helena Moreno of Costa Rica, Sara Pastrana of Honduras, Jose Quintanilla of Bolivia and Alex Sobers of Barbados all received 2018 scholarships. There has been more swimmers from our continental organization enrolled in this Scholarship programme than from any other continent and UANA hopes that your federation will utilize this outstanding opportunity.FINA isnowready to receive applications for the 5th(2019)edition of the Programme and would have sent the related documentationto your federation. UANA wishes to highlight the tremendous valueof this particular Programme to swimmers and wishes tostronglyurge your federation to take advantage of this superb opportunityin 2019.It will be of tremendous value to your swimmers as they prepare for Gwangju 2019, Lima 2019 and Tokyo 2020.For your easy reference I have attached the related documents that were already sent to your federation. Permit me to emphasize that all related information must reach FINA before the August 31 deadline and that the swimmer's profile must be updated on the FINA GMS. Please be careful to submit all required information such as preferred training option, reference letter from coach/training centre, swimmer's cover letter, swimmer's CV and be sure to name your application as specified in the FINA cover letter.UANA wishes your federation every success in obtaining a 2019 scholarship and reminds you not to hesitate to ask us for any help you may need.Best regardsErrol ClarkeSecretary Treasurer of UANA