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CAC 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 

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 

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: / 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 




The CCCAN Technical Swimming Committee has shared the following information in regards to offcial selection as well as qualifying procedures for the 2018 CAC Games:

Officials Selection

Application for Technical Swimming Official 

Qualification Procedures


El Comité Técnico de Natación de la CCCAN ha compartido la siguiente información con respecto a la selección de los oficiales, así como los procedimientos de clasificacion para los Juegos CAC 2018

selección de oficiales

Solicitud de oficial técnico de natación

Procedimientos de Clasificación

Se han publicado los manuales de clasificación para los Juegos CAC 2018 que se celebrarán en Barranquilla, Colombia.

The classification manuals for the 2018 CAC Games to be held in Barranquilla Colombia have been released.

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