The Sierra Leone Swimming, Diving and Water Polo Association (SLSDWA) are bracing up for its first referees, judges of strokes, clerks of course and swimming officials Training Course in Freetown.
The planned Course is expected to run from September 27- 29 at the National Stadium Swimming Pool in Freetown with over 30 registered participants.
He said: “The FINA Clinics for officials is intended to help the country provide training for judges and referees in order to support successful performances in the pool. We need more judges and referees and these people need the best education and training.”
Explaining the possible format of the training, the SLSDWA Secretary General said it will run a minimum of four days adding that they are to also cover theory and practical training, final assessment method and certification.
“The participants will have to undergo an examination and all those who make it in the examination will be granted a certificate from FINA,” he said.
Sierra Leone will join the list of other African nations; Mauritius, Rwanda and The Gambia, who have all, undertook the course for beginners in April.
In Kigali, the training lasted for 10-day with a total of 22 coaches and 26 Physical Education (PE) teachers who participated. In The Gambia, an Open Water School for almost 30 Officials was conducted.