Great job at Swimming Officials school in Port Moresby (PNG)

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The 2013 edition of the FINA Swimming Officials schools in Oceania was successfully hosted by PNG Swimming Inc. at the Gateway Hotel in Port Moresby from April 6-7. The school had a total of 36 participants made up of past swimmers, school teachers, coaches and parents.

The school was opened by PNG Swimming Inc. patron Bart Philemon, who welcomed the participants and course experts Don Blew, FINA TSC Vice Chairman and Soren Korbo, FINA TSC Honorary Secretary and then introduced the PNG Government Minister for Sports and Pacific Games, Justin Tkatchenko to open the FINA Officials school and speak on the preparations of the XV Pacific Games 2015.

"The future progress of the sport of swimming in Papua New Guinea depends on individual commitments from people like you,” Philemon said. 

“I am very pleased to see Papua New Guinea Swimming Inc. is securing the assistance of an international body, such as FINA, to ensure a team of swimming officials undergoes this course which will then enable officials to become more proficient in dispensing their responsibilities in administering swimming in Papua New Guinea,” he continued.

Swimmers from local clubs in Port Moresby

“The presentations were very well received. The participants were very active in asking questions. In both morning and afternoon sessions small group discussions were arranged,” said Soren Korbo.

The practical session was held at the Ela Murray International School 6 lane 25m swimming pool.

(based on President PNGSI Liz Wells and FINA TSC Honorary Secretary Soren Korbo reports)