FINA Learning Platform launched

FINA has launched the FINA Learning Platform, an online tool accessible on computers and mobile devices to the entire Aquatics community, who will be able to share and learn the latest trends and techniques, but also to promote FINA disciplines worldwide.
 
The main goal of the FINA Learning Platform is to provide a platform to all National Member Federations to educate coaches, officials, and administrators. FINA’s goal by the end of 2020 is to reach more than 10’000 users.

The FINA Learning Platform will host the theoretical part of the FINA Coaches Certification Programme, as well as the update and annual exams for Technical Officials, and will continuously provide information and tips for coaches, officials, and sports medicine representatives. The Platform will also display the date and location of the courses, clinics and schools staged under FINA’s Development Programme.

With this tool, administrators have access to training courses (private or public), and the system will be able to create specific modules for different groups, follow the users’ progress, send them notifications and give them the necessary certification.

One of the activities that will be directly linked to the FINA Learning Platform is the FINA Coaches Certification Programme. This initiative offers the possibility to coaches of FINA disciplines to certify their level of skills, knowledge and competence. Moreover, FINA aims at growing Aquatics by offering a continuous learning pathway for coaches, providing and setting the necessary competences to complete their certification.

The range of FINA Certification Courses comprises the following three levels:
Through this programme, all the participants will have access to up-to-date coaching information and best practices. This will increase the number of certified coaches and enhance the quality of the existing ones. For this specific programme, FINA has partnered with the renowned the Institute of Swimming in Great Britain.

They hope to reach more than 10,000 users by the end of 2020, with a particular emphasis on underdeveloped countries. The Institute of Swimming has provided e-content and resources for the courses and Swim England Coaching Certificates will also be FINA endorsed.

Becky Cox, Institute of Swimming’s managing director, said: “We’re delighted to be working in partnership with FINA. Seeing our high-quality courses being delivered around the world further validates our position as leading in aquatics training for both teachers and coaches.

“We’re proud of the standards we set and the fact that such a well-respected organisation such as FINA has called on the Institute of Swimming to help develop this certification speaks volumes about the existing courses we offer to swimming coaches in the UK.”

A spokesperson for FINA said: “For this specific programme, FINA has partnered with the renowned Institute of Swimming. Through this programme, all the participants will have access to up-to-date coaching information and best practices. This will increase the number of certified coaches and enhance the quality of the existing ones.”


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Published
16.05.2018