Clinics for Coaches


FINA strongly believes in the importance of having a globally-respected workforce of coaches as a key factor for the athlete development.

As part of the FINA Development Programme, FINA is currently running clinics to train coaches in each of the six aquatic disciplines: swimming, open water swimming, artistic swimming, water polo, diving and high diving. This training programme, respectively conducted by highly experienced coaches appointed by FINA, are designed to educate and train coaches around the world.

The FINA Clinics for Coaches are available to National Federations wishing to host a training clinic, as well as for National Federations wishing to attend a clinic organised in their continental region.


The FINA Clinics for Coaches are intended to provide basic training for participants of all levels through courses led by an expert. They are designed to educate and train coaches, ensuring that they are given the opportunity to develop their skills and further the development of aquatics within their countries.

By offering technical training and promoting best practices, your coaches will develop their skills and support successful performances in the pool.

Course format

  • The courses are available in six aquatic disciplines (swimming, open water swimming, artistic swimming, diving, high diving and water polo) and may last from five (5) to ten (10) days.
  • All FINA clinics can be carried out at one of the following levels: beginners, intermediate or advanced.
  • The clinic agenda and content is adapted to the host national federation particular requirements, combining theoretical sessions and practical training.
  • National Federations may choose to organise the entire clinic continuously over a long weekend or over a week-long session, distributing the course hours as best suit the clinic participants.

Document and information

2022 Guidelines for Clinics


How many FINA Clinics can be organised per year?

The maximum number of clinics requested by a National Federation is two (2). There may be organised no more than one (1) clinic per discipline (Swimming, Open Water Swimming, Artistic Swimming, Diving, High Diving or Water Polo) and category (Coaches or Officials) by National Federation on an annual basis.

How many days does a FINA Clinic for Coaches last?

FINA Clinics for Coaches may last from five (5) to ten (10) days.

How can I register for a FINA Clinic?

National Federations wishing to attend a FINA Clinic organised in their continental region may contact the host federation.

Is there any fee for the FINA Clinic participants?

All FINA Clinics are free of charge for their participants.

Where can I find out if there is a Clinic near me?

You can access the calendar with all the Swimming Coaches Clinics here (link)