2nd FINA World Aquatics Convention in Moscow

2nd FINA World Aquatics Convention in Moscow

Lausanne – Switzerland, Sept 19, 2012: FINA President, Dr. Julio C. Maglione, will have the pleasure to welcome the Aquatics community for the 2nd FINA World Aquatics Convention, taking place from October 29 to November 1, 2012 in Moscow (RUS). The event’s main theme “Aquatics for All: Developing and Performing for Excellence” will bring together the world’s leading figures in Aquatics for a unique networking opportunity in the Russian capital.

This second edition features a milestone, the FINA Gold Medal Swimming Coaches Clinic, which will gather together some of the world’s most brilliant coaches to discuss the keys to success in competitive swimming, among other topics.

In addition to the FINA Bureau meeting and an Aquatics exhibition, a wide variety of conferences, lectures, workshops and social events will be organised.

Here are some of the issues to be addressed at the Convention:

• Impact of Swimming in the Success of the London Olympic Games

• Sport For All

• The Growing Popularity of Swimming

• FINA Development Program

• IOC programs available through Olympic Solidarity, Continental Olympic Associations and NOCs

• Sport Development – new ideas across all FINA Disciplines

• Aquatic Facilities – Competition to Recreation

• Aquatic venue design for participation and performance – the latest thinking

• Aquatics and Media

• Benefits of Hosting FINA Aquatics World Championships

• National Priorities for Elite Sport

• Sponsorship and Financial Support

• Financial Realities of High-Level Sport

• New Trends in Team management and Coaching

• Global Markets, New Technologies

“AQUATICS FOR ALL: DEVELOPING AND PERFORMING FOR EXCELLENCE”

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30: 17:00-17:30 Official Welcome & 17:30-18:30 Aquatic Sports: bringing legacy to society

• Impact of Swimming in the Success of the London Olympic Games

• Sport For All

• Impact of the Olympic Solidarity Program through Participation by Aquatic Athletes who were granted IOC Scholarships

• The Growing Popularity of Swimming

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31: 10:00-10:45 Aquatics for All: Developing and Performing for Excellence

• Contribution to sport is contribution to growth

• Aquatics exposer in Media

• London to Guadalajara

11:00-12:30 Stream #1:Sport Development – new ideas across all FINA Disciplines (Part 1)

• Swimming

• Water Polo

• Synchronized Swimming

• Diving

11:00-12:30 Stream #2: Aquatic Facilities – Competition to Recreation

Aquatic venue design for participation and performance – the latest thinking

• Swimming Pools: New Possibilities with Modular Pools

• Competitive Equipment Development

• Legacy Utilization of Major Facilities

14:00-14:45 FINA Development Program

How to Access Available Resources for Athletes, Coaches, and Administrators

• Review of current FINA programs and FINA programs in 2013

• IOC programs available through Olympic Solidarity, Continental Olympic Associations and NOCs

14:45-16:00 Steam #1: Sport Development – new ideas across all FINA Disciplines (Part 2)

• Marathon swimming

• High Diving

• Swimwear Approval

• Facilities Commission

14:45-16:00 Stream #2: Sport for All

How National Federations, Cities and Communities can work together to increase participation

• Swimming for All and forever and in every Place of the World

• School Swimming Programs: Physical Education

• Masters Programs

• Swimming Pool Design and Flexibility of Utilization

16:15-17:30 Benefits of Hosting FINA Aquatics World Championships

• Dubai 2010: Legacy for the Sport

• Riccione 2012: Adult Participation in Sport

• Legacy of the London Olympic Games for Swimming

• Kazan 2015: The FINA World Championships and FINA World Masters Championships

• Rationale for Interest in FINA Events

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1: 10:00-10:45 National Priorities for Elite Sport

Presentations from Government Officials, National Olympic Committee and National Federation representatives

11:00-12:30 Stream #1: Sponsorship and Financial Support

• Attracting and Retaining Sponsors

• Relations between National Federation sponsors and athlete’s sponsors

• Sponsor Activation and Event Promotion

11:00-12:30 Stream #2: Financial Realities of High-Level Sport

• Support for National Team Programs

• Support from Marketing and Brand Building

• Support from Corporate Sponsors

14:00-15:30 Stream #1: New Trends in team management and coaching

Presentations by National Team Directors/Head Coaches of National Federations representing all five Continents:

• EUROPE

• ASIA

• AMERICAS

• OCEANIA

• AFRICA

14:00-15:30 Stream #2: Global Markets, New Technologies

• Olympic Broadcasting services

• Broadcast Technology Advances

• Television Impact on Sport Development

• New Media/Social Media

• NBC Broadcast of Olympic Sport

16:00-16:20 What Have We Learned and How Do We Activate?

16:20-16:45 Convention Concluding Remarks

Draft conference program, subject to further time and general content confirmation. —- FINA

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