The Tanzania Swimming Association (TSA) will host a ten-day international swimming coaches’ clinic in Dar es Salaam from June 1- 10, this year.

TSA Technical Director, Marcelino Ngalioma, said on Wednesday that the advanced level three clinic will be eligible for coaches who have attended beginners (level one) and intermediate (level two) clinics before.

“We are pleased to invite all eligible coaches to the FINA Swimming Coaches clinic (technical course) scheduled to take place in Dar es Salaam,” said Ngalioma.

He said the clinic will be conducted by FINA expert, Richard Powers from USA, who has over 38 years career as head coach. He coached the national teams of seven countries and has conducted clinics in 52 countries.

Ngalioma said topics will include teaching the four strokes, starts and turns; physiology of training and understanding macro, meso and microcycles.

They will also learn planning a season for all age groups, technique and drills utilising Olympic DVD’s, mental preparation, IM training and motivation.

“To support successful performances in the pool, coaches need to be provided with the best education and training,” he said.

“We are expecting to have participants from the neighbouring countries as this clinic is also indicated in the FINA website:” Ngalioma said after the clinic to be held at the venue to be communicated later, participants will be awarded certificates signed by both FINA and TSA Presidents.

“This clinic is expected to boost the quality of our training programmes and the preparations for international championships including the 2016 Rio Olympics,” he said.

“TSA would like to call upon different stakeholders including the government to chip in and support our efforts to boost swimming as a sport in Tanzania.”

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