FINA Swimming Officials School is a hit in Gros Islet (LCA)

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FINA TSC Chairman Carol Zaleski (USA) and FINA TSC Honorary Secretary Søren Korbo (DEN) were the lecturers of the FINA Swimming Officials School successfully hosted by the St. Lucia Amateur Swimming Association at the Bay Garden Hotel in Gros Islet (LCA). The School had a total 72 participants, 61 local and 11 coming from neighbouring islands of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, the Cayman Islands, Guyana, Barbados and Trinidad & Tobago.

St. Lucia is one of the small federations within the FINA Family. With a total population of almost 180,000, the Swimming Federation consists of seven clubs, which have about 250 licensed members.

In 2017, St. Lucia will be host to the Commonwealth Youth Games. A new 50m pool will be constructed for the occasion and will be the first 50m pool on the island.

Young swimmers from the local clubs

The participants were very active in both the theory and pool session, which was held at the Rodney Heights Aquatics Centre, an outdoor 25m pool with eight lanes. Girls and boys from the local St. Lucian clubs took part in the pool practice, which included 50m and 100m events as well as a 4x50m medley mixed relay.

(courtesy of FINA TSC Honorary Secretary Søren Korbo)