3rd FINA World Aquatics Convention (Doha 2014) Official Event Guide

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WELCOME MESSAGES FINA President It my great pleasure to welcome you in Doha (QAT) for the third edition of the FINA World Aquatics Convention, taking place from November 29-December 1, 2014.


Dr. Julio C. Maglione FINA President

As one of the most important milestones in our calendar, the FINA World Aquatics Convention will confirm for its third edition the essential link between our National Federations and business partners, proud of being associated with Aquatics. As in 2010 (Punta del Este, Uruguay) and 2012 (Moscow, Russia), the Convention will be a unique opportunity to gather our Family and to exchange experiences and visions about the promotion, worldwide interest and innovative ways to further enhance the Aquatics brand. In the exciting and dynamic capital of Qatar, our delegates will be briefed about the latest trends in Aquatics and will be provided with the keys of success that helped our Sport being a pillar of the Olympic Movement. The overall view of these successful strategies are certainly helpful for further progress at national level and definitively lead to an harmonious development of our six aquatic disciplines in the five continents. Together with the Convention, the 2nd FINA Swimming Coaches Golden Clinic, will bring together a prestigious panel of coaches willing to share their winning strategies and to unveil some of the secrets to make a champion in pool and in life. The first edition of this Clinic, in 2012, generated a huge interest and the feedback of its success makes this rendezvous a major event for all those training our swimming athletes.


As with the Aquatics Conference, the discussion generated among lecturers and delegates will be an additional inspiration for globally ensure a long-lasting enhancement of our athletes’ performances. After this major event, the 12th edition of our FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) will be staged from December 3-7, in Doha’s Hamad Aquatic Centre, one of the most advanced venues in the planet. During the five-day competition, we will be able to see the fruits of our work and enjoy the outstanding results of our Stars. On this occasion, I would like to thank the Qatar Swimming Association, Qatar Olympic Committee and the local Organisers and authorities for their continued and essential support in staging this Aquatic Festival here in Doha. I also express my sincere gratitude to our valued Top Partners, all lecturers and delegates of the Convention for their enthusiasm and devotion to Aquatics. Together, we can be stronger and make Aquatics even more important! I wish you all a fruitful work and a pleasant stay in Doha!

Secretary General, Qatar Olympic Committee & Chairman 12th FINA World Swimming Championships, Organising Committee (25m) We are delighted to welcome you all to Doha during this very exciting time for sport in Qatar.


Secretary General, Qatar Olympic Committee

This week the eyes of the world will be on our nation once again as we host another world-class sporting event, the 12th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m). But perhaps the most significant part of this sport event is the 3rd FINA World Aquatics Convention, where the future of aquatic sports will come under the spotlight. Our nation has established itself as a meeting point and valued partner where leaders come together to exchange knowledge in a sincere effort to continue the growth of sport. From the recently-concluded Doha GOALS forum to the Youth Athletics Coaching Congress, Doha’s commitment to sports development on every level has always continued to gather momentum.

federations, athletes, sponsors and the media regarding the visions that will be shared and best practices debated but we will all certainly be united in one thing – our desire to drive engagement and safeguard the future of aquatic sports. The convention reflects many of the same ambitions that we as a nation hold, to become a leading force in uniting the world through sustainable sport development. This week we are all making significant steps towards that goal with all of our partners and guests here today. Thank you for joining us in Doha and we wish you a successful and enjoyable stay.

We are proud to once again be helping to shape the future of sport as we host the 3rd FINA World Aquatics Convention along with our partners at FINA, with whom we have a strong relationship this year as hosts to the first meet of the FINA Mastbank Swimming World Cup and the 12th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m). Across the three days of the convention, we will hear from the perspective of host cities,



WELCOME MESSAGES President of Qatar Swimming Association & Chief Executive Director, Doha 2014


President, Qatar Swimming Association

Friends, colleagues and esteemed guests – welcome to Doha for what is sure to be a fulfilling three days at the 3rd FINA World Aquatics Convention.

Aquatic sports have brought much joy to Qatar, and now we have the opportunity to show our support back as host to the 3rd FINA World Aquatics Convention.

2014 is a special year for swimming in Doha; a Festival of Aquatics. We welcomed the world’s best in August for the FINA/ MASTBANK Swimming World Cup and we are excited to see many of them return for the 12th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) next week. Today, we welcome the global aquatic family.

I am delighted to welcome our partners at FINA, the convention’s respected speakers and delegates, and all of the coaches and athletes that are in Doha this week. With your continued hard work and dedication, together we will build a bright future.

Since Qatar hosted its first major FINA event in 2009, we have already seen the impact and inspiration that has had on our own young athletes with more swimmers than ever competing for Qatar in both the Youth Olympic Games and the Asian Games this year. Aquatic sports are growing in Qatar and we want to ensure that growth continues not just in the region, but all over the world. We have also been able to bring aquatic sports to the local community, giving them an opportunity to witness first-hand the talents of the world’s most accomplished athletes and the unique experience of live competition. More than 7,000 fans packed Hamad Aquatic Centre at the FINA/MASTBANK Swimming World Cup 2014 – Doha, many of them returning to the arena since to try a new sport for themselves.



AQUATIC STARS ONLINE reach our 1,6 million readers in 204 countries!

What a joy! The online version of the FINA Aquatics World Magazine is now available FREE OF CHARGE to everyone following the decision of the FINA Executive! The FINA Member Federations are distributing it to their basic list of e-mail addresses, to all those whose common passion is the aquatic sport. Visit the FINA website (www.fina.org) and subscribe for 6 on-line editions on a free of charge basis! You will be able to read our Magazine on your PC, tablet (iPad) or smartphone and become one of its 1,6 million readers worldwide! The best stories on swimming, diving, water polo, synchro and open water swimming are just a few clicks away! FINA Aquatics World Magazine is a 124-page treasure trove of information, news, views and profiles from the international federations and five disciplines around the globe. The printed version of our magazine is duly praised for its high quality and for being of benefit and interest to the worldwide swimming community. The full-colour magazine is published six times a year, every second month. Prices: Online version: Free of charge Hard copy: 4 EUR / 6 USD (+postage) FINA Member Federations ordering a large number of copies will receive the publication at a discounted price7 www.worldaquaticsconvention.com of 2.5 EUR/3.75 USD + postage per copy. Photo: REUTERS

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ABOUT FINA The “Fédération Internationale de Natation” (FINA) was founded in London July 19, 1908 during the Olympic Games in London (GBR). Eight national federations were responsible for the formation of FINA: Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary and Sweden. In 2014, under the presidency of Dr. Julio C. Maglione, FINA comprises 204 National Member Federations in the five continents. Its main objectives include: - - - - - -

To promote and encourage the development of Aquatics in all possible manifestations throughout the world; To provide drug free sport; To promote and encourage the development of international relations; To adopt necessary uniform rules and regulations to hold competitions in Swimming, Open Water Swimming, Diving, High Diving, Water Polo, Synchronised Swimming and Masters; To organise World Championships and other FINA events; To carry out such other activities as may be desirable to promote the Sport.

Since 1973, FINA organises World Championships with on the programme its six aquatic disciplines: swimming, diving, water polo, synchronised swimming, open water swimming and high diving. The first 15 editions took place in Belgrade (YUG, 1973), Cali (COL, 1975), Berlin (GER, 1978), Guayaquil (ECU, 1982), Madrid (ESP, 1986), Perth (AUS, 1991), Rome (ITA, 1994), Perth (AUS, 1998), Fukuoka (JPN, 2001), Barcelona (ESP, 2003), Montreal (CAN, 2005), Melbourne (AUS, 2007), Rome (ITA, 2009), Shanghai (CHN, 2011) and Barcelona (ESP, 2013). The next editions will take place in Kazan (RUS) in 2015, Guadalajara (MEX) in 2017, Gwangju (KOR) in 2019 and Budapest (HUN) in 2021. Other milestones include the introduction of: World Cups in swimming, diving, water polo and synchronised swimming (1979), World Masters Championships (1986), World Swimming Championships in 25m-pool (every two years since 1993), Marathon Swimming World Cup (1994), Diving Grand Prix (1995) and the Super Final of the Diving Grand Prix (1998), World Open Water Swimming Championships (2000), Water Polo World Leagues for men (2002) and for women (2004), World Junior Swimming Championships (2006), Synchronised Swimming World Trophy (2006), Diving World Series (2007), World Water Polo Development Trophy (2007), 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup (2007), Open Water Swimming Grand Prix (2007), World Junior Open Water Swimming Championships (2012) and High Diving World Cup (2014). FINA and its aquatic disciplines are also a pillar of the Olympic Movement and give a decisive contribution to the success of the Games. Swimming is part of the Olympic programme since 1896, Water Polo became the first team sport in the Games in 1900, and Diving made its appearance in 1904. Eighty years later, in 1984, Synchronised Swimming joined the Olympic “club”, while Marathon Swimming (10km race for men and women) is included in the Olympic programme since 2008. FINA has its headquarters in Lausanne (SUI).



ABOUT THE FINA WORLD AQUATICS CONVENTION Mission To provide a platform on which the global Aquatics family and business leaders can meet to network, share best practice, encourage engagement in Aquatic sports, and boost elite performance in all FINA disciplines.

Vision To facilitate and support the sustainable growth of aquatic sports throughout the world.

Aims •

To support national, regional and local governments around the world to understand the benefits of Aquatic sports and how they may be used as tools for positive change in society

To provide a platform to support the industry with the growth of Aquatic sports around the world

To assist learning and understanding about best practices in delivering sustainable access to Aquatic sports and Aquatic sports educational programmes

• To maintain excellent relationships between FINA, its National Federations and the wider international Aquatics family •

To facilitate new ways to increase the visibility of Aquatic sports in the media

To help the transfer of knowledge about new technologies and best practices to achieve high performance in grassroots and elite Aquatics events

To explore how Aquatic sports may evolve to appeal to wider audiences

Features Aquatics Conference; exhibition; official networking events; social activities; and new to this year – the FINA Extraordinary Congress and the two-day FINA Swimming Golden Coaches Clinic.






Dear Organizers and Participants of the 3rd FINA World Aquatics Convention,

solutely sure we’re offering athletes something of superior quality and value.

We are extremely proud to be sharing the convention table as FINA’s official sponsor and technical partner. Since Horst Dassler took his leap of faith and created arena in 1973, aquatic sports have been part of our DNA and the true essence of our life. To be a dynamic and effective driver in the promotion and development of the sport at a global level is the biggest and most relevant reward that we come to work for every day.

This process has shaped our most successful products and this collaborative philosophy likewise underscores our relationships, which today features partnerships with 20 national swimming federations, including USA Swimming, the Royal Dutch Swimming Federation, the Italian, Russian and many other federations that are among the best in the world. Our Elite Team of individually-sponsored swimmers includes thirteen Olympic Champions and more than two dozen World Champions.

From the outset our core mission has been to help grow aquatic sports at all levels throughout the world, supporting governing bodies, national federations, clubs, athletes, coaches, technical staff and events, always providing swimmers with the most advanced and best performing equipment to help them race at their maximum. To that end, on a daily basis we search for the unmet needs and dreams of both international champions and everyday watersport enthusiasts, so that we can create swimwear products on the cutting edge that deliver superior performance and value, whether the athlete is competing at the Olympics or simply training to stay healthy. We strive to share the experience of the swimmers, not just when they stand on the podium, but also when the lights are turned off and the cameras gone, alongside them at the training pool where the foundations for that podium finish are built, brick by brick, lane by lane. Those same swimmers are asked to try out our new products and to give us their crucial feedback, telling us where and how we can further improve before they go to market. We want to be ab-


Behind our ability to attract this level of international partner is the emphasis we put on consistent, superior quality, based on a very broad and powerful R&D network that explores everything from the scientific to the mythical in their pursuit of the next breakthrough. The most recent of these bred our Carbon Series of competition swimsuits, which made emphatic statements at the London Olympics and Barcelona World Championships. The latest news from the arena R&D side can be discussed with our experts at the arena booth in the convention exhibition hall. We are delighted to be partnering FINA in this important initiative, and looking forward to meeting many of you during the course of what we are sure will be an inspiring and productive convention. Best regards Cristiano Portas

Counsilman-Hunsaker is excited to once again be a Top Partner for the FINA World Aquatics Convention. FINA and its many partners from around the world have played a vital role in the advancement of aquatic sports and we share their commitment and passion in this leadership position. Counsilman-Hunsaker remains committed to aquatic sports and believe the 3rd World Aquatics Convention is an excellent venue for the FINA community and its stakeholders to collaborate with leaders from around the globe.

SCOTT W. HESTER President, Counsilman-Hunsaker

silman-Hunsaker believes that sustainable facility design has come to the forefront of importance in the future of aquatics. Our partnership with FINA and aquatic leaders from around the world will further advance sustainable design into transformative thinking for all aquatic sports. I hope all attendees have a wonderful experience and much future success. Thank you! Scott W. Hester

For nearly 45 years, Counsilman-Hunsaker has combined the art of innovative design with the science of ongoing research towards the development of state-of-the-art, high-efficiency aquatic centers. The talent and natural curiosity of our integrated team of designers, engineers and operational specialists is what gives Counsilman-Hunsaker the momentum to live up to the legendary history of our founders James “Doc� Counsilman and Joe Hunsaker. Whether it be through advancements in technology, sustainable design, or operational improvements, the Counsilman-Hunsaker team has a rich history in designing world class aquatic facilities resulting in a field of play and atmosphere that allows athletes to perform their very best. The impact of swimming is a universal social value, and the history of aquatic sports is deeply rooted throughout the international community. Through these impacts, swimming has the ability to create experiences that transform both people and their communities. And beyond creativity, ingenuity and technical knowhow, Coun-



TOP PARTNER WELCOME NOTES We are very happy to announce that we have established a partnership with the 3rd FINA World Aquatics Convention, a platform for the development of world-wide water sports, and are supporting the constant development of water sports.

MS ELIF ÖZDEMIR Project Leader, Gloria Sports Arena

Gathering the world’s leading athletes and sports events under its umbrella, this privileged event offers a platform to discuss and give information about future changes and innovations in sports, to bring world leaders, senior trainers and sports associations together, to exchange information and to do business, all within the scope of a comprehensive conference programme and fair. With our belief in sports and athletes, we would also like to emphasize the importance of the philosophy of sports. I believe that this project will help us reflect the awareness that sport creates in people achieving their wishes and goals. We are very enthusiastic to be supporting water sports in such a captivating platform. We have no doubt that we are now part of a good business partnership. Opening in January 2015, the Mediterranean’s largest sports complex Gloria Sports Arena will be offering service in 50 branches and has superior training and competition areas for outdoor, indoor and aquatic sports along with a 100 room boutique hotel. We will be presenting you with a complex that offers every single facility that a professional athlete from Turkey or all


around the world would need. We are really honoured to be able to support our country in sports tourism. Gloria Sports Arena is equipped with everything needed to provide athletes with the best facilities that cannot be found in many other complexes for aquatics sports. Besides the availability of the open sea, the complex offers a heated 10-lane outdoor Olympic pool, a 5-lane indoor Olympic pool, a diving and water polo pool and technology that can measure speed, and analyse and measure performance. We give full support for the sustainable growth of sports in every area with our new project: Gloria Sports Arena. This is Gloria’s mission. Therefore we believe that the world’s greatest water sports event, the FINA World Aquatics Convention, is a great way to announce this mission to the public. Antalya’s Belek region is under the effect of the Mediterranean’s moderate climate and is sunny 300 days a year, thus offering a unique opportunity for athletes from all around the world. As Gloria Sports Arena, we are always ready to support the constant development of water sports and its benefits to the public. Ms Elif Özdemir Gloria Sports Arena Project Leader Executive Member of the Board


As a world leader in producing high end competition equipment for aquatic centers and a long term FINA supplier, we are proud to be once more a Top Partner of the 3rd FINA World Aquatics Convention in Doha. Thank you FINA and Qatar Swimming for giving us this opportunity!

floor, starting blocks, water polo equipment and many other pool equipment and solutions. Our racing lane lines have been selected for Olympic Games since 1976 and will be used in next week’s 12th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) in Doha, in the Hamad Aquatic Center.

Malmsten is pleased to be a long term supplier for FINA, having supplied racing lane and water polo equipment for FINA championships since many years. The company was started by Tommy and Margareta Malmsten, swim coaches and leaders for a Swedish club and also for the Swedish team during the 1970´s.

Please feel welcome to visit our stand at the convention. We will be very happy to present some of our genius solutions and broad selection. Waiting to meet with you will be Tommy & Margareta Malmsten, Christian Malmsten and Eva-Marie Håkansson.

We have been developing, designing and producing equipment, mostly in Sweden, for over 40 years. Today we offer almost everything that goes into an aquatic center. We are proud to be selected for important events all over the world. But our aim is larger and has always been to produce top quality equipment for competition, as well as for training, well-being and teaching aquatics.

Wishing you all a nice stay here in Doha and many great meetings and learning experiences! Tommy and Margareta Malmsten Owners of Malmsten AB

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TIMETABLE 07:00-08:00

* Aquatics Conference - Official Conference Programme of the 3rd FINA World Aquatics Convention ** Golden Clinic - FINA Swimming Coaches Golden Clinic Time and Schedule is subject to be changed Please refer to the Official Event App for the latest version of the General Schedule



Location of Aquatics Conference – Conference Hall 1 Location of 2nd FINA Golden Coaches Clinic – Conference Hall 2


12th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) - Doha QATAR 03 - 07 December 2014 As of 20.11.2014




Saturday, November 29 - Welcome Day

17:00 - 18:00

FINA President’s welcome for all delegates Dr. Julio C. Maglione QOC Secretary General – CEO, Doha 2014 Chairman, HE Saoud Bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani Innovation in sport – on and behind the stage Prof. Jan-Anders Manson Welcome dinner


Sunday, November 30

09:00 - 09:30

Convention introduction & FINA World Calendar Cornel Marculescu, FINA Executive Director

09:30 - 10:00


10:00 - 11:00

Host City Strategies: the secrets of developing and sustaining legacy Over the years, Host cities have taken on a keen interest in developing and expanding their sport strategies and their contributions play a vital part in ensuring the success of a FINA event. The FINA Convention aims at exploring how FINA events can help support cities in their long-term development plans. With a point of view from a host city, participants will have a first-hand look at the factors that host cities take into consideration when welcoming FINA events. •

Moderator: FINA Vice President Husain Al Musallam

Speakers: • • • •

16th FINA World Championships - Kazan 2015 (RUS) – Vladimir Leonov 13th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) - Windsor 2016 (CAN) – Peter Knowles 17th FINA World Championships - Guadalajara 2017 (MEX) – Kiril Todorov 19th FINA World Championships - Budapest 2021 (HUN) – Tamas Gyarfas

11:00 - 11:30

Coffee break & networking

11:30 - 12:30

The Spectator Experience: exceeding expectations of the audience Delivering a standout event is challenging. Contributions from all stakeholders plays a vital part in ensuring the success of an event, but is there a way to expand an event’s success so that it exceeds expectations? What are the key areas that a host can focus on in order to bring value before, during and after an event – making it go from good to great? This session aims at finding the key success factors to promoting an outstanding event. •

Moderator: FINA Honorary Secretary – Paolo Barelli

Speakers: • NHL – Patrick Laforge • ICC (Twenty20 Cricket) – Jon Long • Great Big Events – Greg Bowman



Sunday, November 30

12:30 - 14.00

Lunch, Visit of Exhibition & networking

14:00 - 15:00

The Social Challenge: connecting fans in a multichannel world With social media and internet accelerating the pace of distribution of content to viewers worldwide, it is important to keep up with media trends to ensure that your content is maximised. How can the Aquatics family use these new media streams to accelerate fan engagement and inspire audiences to follow them? Discussion will be about latest trends in terms of making media streams an exceptional tool that will extract the best of Aquatics and looking at the best distribution channels to engage with the public. •

Moderator: OBS - Manolo Romero

Speakers: • • • •

NBC – Peter Diamond TV Asahi – Koji Sato TV Globo TV – Thiago Meirelles Kazan 2015 – Guzel Gabbasova

15:00 - 15:30

Coffee break & networking

15:30 - 16:30

Realising Your Brand Value: creating an attractive commercial property Sponsoring is essential in the growth and development of Aquatics, whether it is for individuals, clubs, national teams or events. Sponsors are always looking for the best match up, the dream team of partnerships that will create an exceptional connection and bring a big added value to both brands. But how can a federation best use its brand to attract the top sponsors? And what does it take to increase that rate of success? In this session federations will hear from top brands who developed successful sponsor partnerships. They will also explain the challenges and the opportunities they faced and share insights into what made the match successful. •

Moderator: FINA Vice President - Dennis Miller

Speakers: • • •

Omega – Thomas Schweizer Yakult – Mitsuo Murakami A&T Europe/Myrtha Pools – Mr. Trevor Tiffany

16:30 – 17:00 Networking 17:00 – 18:00 From the Eyes of the Athlete: an inside look at the changing Aquatics landscape. This exclusive interview session will provide participants with a unique opportunity to gain insights from some of the most prominent leaders in the Aquatics world. Drawing on their vast experience in Aquatics, these leaders will help give an insider’s point of view on how the landscape of the sport has changed and their thoughts on the key areas Aquatics should focus on for the future in order to continue being successful. •

Moderator: Speedo - James Hickman

Speakers: • • • • • Evening

Aaron Peirsol, 5-time Olympic gold medallist Alexander Popov, 4-time Olympic gold medallist Penny Heyns, 2-time Olympic gold medallist Tamas Molnar, 3-time Olympic champion, Water Polo player Huang Xuechen, FINA World Cup winner, Synchronised Swimming





Monday, December 1

09:00 – 10:00 Swimming for All, Swimming for Life Programme: adding social responsibility to FINA activities FINA, whose slogan is “Water is our World”, has a fundamental objective: to promote and encourage the development of Aquatics in all possible regards throughout the world. To achieve this mission, in addition to other activities already carried out, FINA will launch in Doha a special programme named Swimming for All – Swimming for Life with the goal to teach children how to swim and to promote physical activity through swimming across the globe. This programme will offer standard criteria to teach swimming at the global scale and will mostly be carried out in those countries on the five continents that need it most. In this context, swimming will be more accessible, democratising its practise. FINA and some of its partners in this initiative will present the delegates with the strategy for the years to come. Moderator and the Main Speaker: Dr. Julio C. Maglione - FINA President Distinguished Guests: • • • • •

Mr. Wilfried Lemke, Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace United Nations Under-Secretary-General Mr. Khaleel Al Jabir, Qatar Swimming Association President Mr. Arnaldo Fuxa, Chairman in the Bureau of the Intergovernmental Committee for Physical Education and Sport (CIGEPS) Mr Alexander Schischlik, UNESCO –Chief of Section for the Youth and Sport team Anton Subowo - Brantwood International Limitied

10:00 – 10:30 Coffee break & networking 10:30 – 11:30 New Horizons: how Aquatics disciplines continue to innovate Aquatics has a strong history and has made great strides to become a leader in sport, in order to continue this success it must continue to create an even stronger future for all disciplines in the Aquatics programme. This session offers the unique opportunity to hear from the sports in the Aquatics family, leaders from FINA disciplines will discuss the new prospects available and offer new insights that can expand and develop the sport. • Moderator: In-demand television analyst and founder of 3 Wire Sports, Alan Abrahamson Speakers: • • • • • •

FINA Water Polo Innovation Commission – Jean-Paul Clemençon FINA Masters Committee – Ed Evelly FINA Technical Synchronised Swimming Committee – Lisa Schott FINA Technical Diving Committee – Kathy Seaman FINA Technical High Diving Committee – Thomas Gompf FINA Open Water Mass Events – Colin Hill

11:30 – 14:00 Lunch, Visit of Exhibition & networking



Monday, December 1

14:00– 15:00 Beyond the Pool Deck: How Aquatics can stay at the top of the Olympic Programme This session will provide participants with a unique opportunity to gain insights from prominent athletes in all disciplines across Aquatics. Drawing on their unique experiences, this group of carefully selected athletes will give their view on how Aquatics can continue to stay at the top of the Olympic sporting programme and continue being successful for many years to come. •

Moderator: Managing Director, TSE Consulting, Lars Haue-Pedersen

Speakers: • • • • •

Water Polo – Brenda Villa Swimming – Katinka Hosszu Open Water – Petar Stoychev High Diving - Orlando Duque Open Water – Britta Kamrau

15:00 – 15:30 Coffee break & networking 15:30 - 16:30

Creating Outstanding Development Programmes: case studies from National Federations This session will have an interactive format with opportunity to learn from the peers about successful stories on the programmes for facilitating and accelerating the development and growth from the grassroots to high performance. Outstanding National Federation speakers, will show highlights of the programmes that excelled in their country and region, sharing key lessons and the secrets to their prosperity with the Aquatics family. •

Moderator: FINA Vice President - Dale Neuburger

Speakers: • • • • •

Olympic Solidarity - International Olympic Committee - Olivier Niamkey Turkish Swimming Federation/Turkcell –Erdem Sezer Singapore Swimming Association – Jin Teik Oon Uganda Swimming Federation – Dr. D.Rukare Colombian Swimming Federation - Dr. Edgar Ivan Ortiz Lizcano

16:30 – 17:00 Networking 17:00 – 18:00 Moving Aquatics forward: a strategy for continued success A discussion panel that will include representation from coaches, aquatics leaders and sport media. The discussion will be run as a debate that focuses on the strategies to continuing the success of Aquatics in all areas. The discussion will be revolved around the question: What is the strategy for continued success in Aquatics? •

Moderator: FINA Vice President - Sam Ramsamy

Speakers: • • • • 18:00 - 18:20

AIPS President – Gianni Merlo Coach – Shane Tusup Australia Swimming Federation – Michael Scott Olympic and World Champion (Synchronised Swimming) – Anastasia Davydova

Conclusion • •

Mr. Cornel Marculescu – FINA Executive Director Dr. Julio C. Maglione – FINA President






An international swimmer for his country, Dr. Julio Cesar Maglione has served in a myriad of leading capacities, including Vice-Minister of Public Health in Uruguay (1991-1992); a member and President of the National Olympic Committee (1987 until present day). He has served within FINA as a member of the Bureau (1984-1988), Vice President (19881992), Honorary Treasurer (1992-2009), and President (since 2009). Born in 1935, he represented Uruguay at the Latin American Games in 1954 and the Pan-American Games in 1955. In 1969, he was elected President of the Uruguayan Swimming Federation and served a second term in that office up until 1985. An IOC Member, he is also Vice President for the Americas in ANOC (Association of National Olympic Committees). Honorary President of the Intergovernmental Committee for Physical Education and Sport, UNESCO, Dr. Maglione has received many prestigious awards, including the FINA Gold Pin, the IOC Centennial Trophy, the Legion of Honour of the French Republic, and the Honorary Citizenship of Montevideo.

QOC Secretary General and CEO of Doha 2014


His Excellency Sheikh Saoud is a keen sportsman, who excels at table tennis and football in addition to practicing other sports like Tennis and Shooting. His Excellency holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from New Mexico State University – USA (1993) and Master’s Degree in Sports Management from University of Lyon – France under the patronage of International Olympic Committee (MEMOS 2003). His Excellency currently holds many high offices in the world of sports, including Secretary General of Qatar Olympic Committee, President of Qatar Basketball Federation, Honorary Vice President of International Fencing Federation, Board Member of the GCC Sports Commission, Member of the IOC Sport and Environment Commission, President of Qatar Olympic Academy and Chairman of the 2014 FINA Swimming World Championship (25m). His Excellency Sheikh Saoud has also held the office of President of Qatar Fencing Federation. He was also Director General of 17th Arabian Gulf Cup in Qatar, 2004; Director General of 3rd West Asian Games in Qatar, 2005; Board Director of 15th Doha Asian Games 2006 Organising Committee; Chairman of Doha 2010 IAAF World Indoor Championships Organising Committee; Chairman of 12th Pan Arab Games 2011 Organising Committee. Board Director of Doha 2016 Bid Committee; Vice-Chairman of Doha 2020 Bid Committee, the Chairman of UCI 2016 Road World Championship Bid Committee, and Chairman of the Doha 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships Bid Committee.



Professor and Director of the Polymer and Composite Laboratory, EPFL


Jan-Anders Månson is Professor and Director of the Polymer and Composite Laboratory (LTC) at the EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne). He was until 2008, Vice-president at the EPFL, responsible for Innovation and Technology Transfer. Since 2003, he is the President of AISTS (International Academy of Sport Science and Technology) and member of the Swedish and Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences. In the sport education and technology related fields, Prof. Månson has led the scientific activities for America’s Cup-Alinghi, two-times winner, for Solar Impulse and for Hydroptère at EPFL. He is currently the Chairman of the Swimwear Approval Commission (SAC) of FINA. Member of the Equipment Commission of the UCI (International Cycling Union), Scientific Advisor at the World Taekwondo Federation and Board Member of the Antidoping Switzerland Foundation. He advises the IOC Sports Department and in particular the IOC Entourage Commission on technology related issues. Furthermore, he is an Academic Advisory Board Member of IOC Athlete MOOC (Online Education Initiative for athletes).

FINA Executive Director


Born in Bucharest on July 17, 1941, Cornel Marculescu graduated from the capital city’s Institute of Sport and Physical Education in 1964, the year in which he represented his country in water polo at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, helping his squad finish in fifth place in the tournament. A member of the Romanian team in 165 international games between 1958 and 1970, Mr. Marculescu then moved on to coaching and serving as an official. As a referee for 10 years (1970-80), he was namely on duty at the 1972 Olympic water polo final. A polyglot who converses with ease in English, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian and, of course, Romanian, he acted as Technical Director of the Romanian Swimming Federation and, while a member of the FINA Technical Committee in 1977, was chosen as Technical Director for the Spanish Swimming Federation. In 1986, Mr. Marculescu was the key man behind the success of the FINA World Championships in Madrid (ESP). His work made him a natural for the position of managing the first permanent office of FINA when it opened in Lausanne in 1987. He is since then FINA’s Executive Director. Former Honorary Secretary of the FINA Technical Water Polo Committee (1978 - 1980), Mr. Marculescu is FINA’s regular representative at sports forums worldwide. His work was recognised in 2001, when he received the International Swimming Hall of Fame’s Paragon Award for outstanding contribution to swimming.

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Husain Al Musallam graduated from Oxford Air Training Institute, U.K. as an Airline Commercial Pilot and holds a diploma in Sports Management from Heidelberg University, Germany. Husain was a member of the Kuwait National Swimming Team for a period of 5 years between 1973 and 1978 and competed at the FINA World Championships in 1975 and 1978. After having completed a successful swimming career, Husain became team manager of the Kuwait National Swimming Team for a period of 4 years between 1981 and 1985. Later he moved his talent from swimming and coaching to the administration of sports. Since 1998, Husain has been the Secretary General of the Kuwait Swimming Association and became a FINA Bureau Member in 1996. Husain has also been highly involved in the organisation of many international events including, among others, the various editions of the Asian Games (1986, 1999, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010), the Asian Winter Games (1986, 1990, 1996, 1999, 2003 and 2007), the Asian Indoor Games (2005, 2007 and 2009), the Asian Beach Games (2008, 2010 and 2012) and the FINA World Championships (1998, 2001, 2003 and 2007). In parallel with his involvement in the Aquatics world, Husain remains an active airline captain.

Minister of Youth Affairs and Sport of the Republic of Tatarstan Vladimir Leonov was born on 25 August 1977 in Kazan. In 2000, Mr. Leonov graduated from Kazan State Finance and Economics Institute. He holds a PhD in Economics. Throughout various years’ service, he was employed as Deputy Director of Creative youth public organisation of the Republic of Tatarstan, Director of the television creative association, Director General of the Universiade Kazan 2013 Executive Directorate and FC Rubin Director General. During 2014, Mr. Leonov was an Aide to the First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation. On 17 September 2014, Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov signed a decree appointing Vladimir Leonov to the post of the Minister of Youth Affairs and Sport of the Republic of Tatarstan.

VLADIMIR LEONOV Executive Director, FINA World Swimming Championships (25m), Windsor 2016


Peter is one of the UK’s most experienced sport event managers. Passionate about sport and its potential role for community benefit, he is well known to and respected by International and National Sport Governing Bodies and sports organisations throughout the world. Currently Executive Director for the FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) Windsor 2016, Peter was previously Operations Director for the same event in Dubai 2010 and Chief Executive of the innovative Manchester 2008 FINA World Swimming Championships (25m). As Director of Sport for Manchester 2002 Commonwealth Games, Peter played a major role in the development of the city’s facility strategy for those Games – a strategy that left Manchester with a portfolio of world-class sport facilities. No stranger to the commercial world of entertainment either, Peter’s company were the UK promoters for the Harlem Globetrotters and staged more than 50 shows at major venues across the UK and Europe in the six years between 2003 and 2008.

FINA World Championships, Guadalajara (MEX) 2017 Kiril Todorov holds a Bachelor in Production Engineering and a Diploma in Management and Sports Marketing. President of the Mexican Swimming Federation (Swimming, Diving, Synchronised Swimming, Water Polo, Open Water Swimming, High Diving and Masters), Kiril is a former member of FINA´s Technical Synchronised Swimming Committee and is presently Vice Chairman of the FINA Technical Swimming Committee. In addition to his role within the Mexican Swimming Federation, Kiril is also a member of the Steering Committee of the National Sports System of Mexico and the Executive Committee of the Mexican Olympic Committee. In parallel, Kiril is the director of multiple national and international events.




Executive Director, FINA World Championships, Budapest 2021 As one of the most promising water polo players around during his teenage years and later, as a sports-writer, Tamas has built strong connections with aquatics. Soon after becoming one of the most successful entrepreneurs and TV producers in Hungary, Tamas was elected President of the Hungarian Swimming Association in 1993. Tamas has been chairing the federation ever since. Under his leadership Hungary emerged to become one of the top nations in swimming and in open water thanks to the top-rated events Hungary has hosted in recent years. After staging five highly successful European Championships (LC in 2006, 2010, 2012, SC in 2007, Juniors in 2005), Tamas convinced the Government to bid for the top FINA Events. As a result, Budapest won the bid for the 2021 FINA World Championships, as well as the 2017 FINA World Junior Swimming Championships. Tamas also serves as FINA Vice President as well as LEN Treasurer and was Vice President of the Hungarian Olympic Committee for two terms.

TAMAS GYARFAS FINA Honorary Secretary


Mr. Barelli was born on June 7, 1954 and resides in Rome. Barelly is Senator of the Italian Republic (elected three times since 2001). As a swimmer, he has been 20 times Italian champion and 22 times Italian record holder in freestyle, butterfly and medley. Mr. Barelli attended the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich and has been Olympic finalist twice in Montreal 1976. Medallist at the FINA World Championships in Cali (Colombia, 1975), he attended in Belgrade 1973 the first FINA World Championships. He was gold medallist at the Mediterranean Games in Algiers (1975). Since 2000, he is President of the Italian Swimming Federation. Mr. Barelli was the Head of Delegation at the Olympic Games of Seoul 1988, Barcelona 1992 and Atlanta 1996. He received the Stella d’Oro for sport merits in 2001 (the most important award in Italian sport). Since 2000, he is in the National Council of CONI, the Italian Olympic Committee.Since 2012, Mr. Barelli is the President of the Ligue Européenne de Natation (LEN) and from 1990 to 2000 Vice-President of the LEN Technical Swimming Committee. Since 2008, he is the Vice-President of the Confédération Méditerranéenne de Natation (CO.ME.N) and since 2009 FINA Honorary Secretary.

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The Edmonton Oilers Hockey Club has carved out a remarkable reputation in the National Hockey League including five Stanley Cups, seven players in the Hockey Hall of Fame and inspiring leadership. Patrick¹s inspirational leadership involves strategically growing the sports and entertainment portfolio of the OEG, while overseeing customer relations resulting in more than nine consecutive season sellouts at the end of the 2013-14 NHL season. His responsibilities include leadership of day-to-day operations of Rogers Place, Edmonton’s new iconic downtown arena, set to open in 2016. In 2008, Patrick was chosen as a Top 50 Most Influential Person in Alberta and a recipient of the Consumer Choice Award as Edmonton Business Person of the Year. He was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012; named a Paul Harris Fellow by Rotary International in 2013, and recently awarded a 2014 Alberta Innovation Award for his advocacy on behalf of the Hope Haven Women¹s Shelter in Lac La Biche, his birthplace. Prior to joining the Oilers, Patrick held two VP positions with Molson Coors Breweries, was President and CEO of Alpine Canada, and served on the Executive Board of the Canadian Olympic Committee. He graduated from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology and completed the Executive Management Program at the University of Michigan.

Selected when it counts 2016 FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) - Windsor 2015 FINA World Championships - Kazan 2014 FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) - Doha 2013 FINA World Championships - Barcelona 2012 Olympic Games - London 2012 FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) – Istanbul 2011 FINA World Championships – Shanghai 2010 FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) – Dubai 2009 FINA World Championships – Rome 2008 Olympic Games – Beijing 2005 FINA World Championships – Montreal 2004 Olympic Games – Athens 2002 FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) – Moscow 2000 FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) – Athens 1999 FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) – Hong Kong 1998 FINA World Championships – Perth 1997 FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) – Gothenburg 1992 Olympic Games - Barcelona 1988 Olympic Games - Seoul 1986 FINA World Championships – Madrid 1984 Olympic Games – Los Angeles 1982 FINA World Championships – Guayaquil 1980 Olympic Games - Moscow 1978 FINA World Championships – Berlin 1976 Olympic Games - Montreal

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Head of Strategic Management and Support Services, International Cricket Council (ICC)


Jon Long is the Head of Strategic Management and Support Services at the International Cricket Council (ICC). His broad remit includes strategy development, research and external affairs as well leadership of the HR, IT and administration teams at the world’s second largest international sports federation. As a long-serving member of the ICC’s Senior Executive Team he has – over the years - also been responsible for marketing, corporate communications, media relations, education, social responsibility and sports science/medical matters. Jon also manages an ongoing US$13 million programme of targeted funding for nations that have been selected for high performance support. Prior to the ICC, Jon worked in digital media, supporting international federations and a major sports brand. A keen amateur sportsman (cricket, football, golf, tennis and triathlon) he holds an MBA from Warwick Business School and a law degree from the University of Nottingham and lives in Dubai with his wife and two young children.

Founder, Great Big Events As the pioneer and recognised world leader in the field of Sport Presentation, Greg Bowman’s unique approach and talents have been called upon by international sporting federations and organising committees for many of the world’s most important sporting and cultural events. Greg’s experience extends to over 55 sports at World Championship level, including the last four Olympic Games, five Commonwealth Games and numerous FINA World Championships. Having founded Great Big Events in 1994, and coining the term ‘Sport Presentation’ for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, Greg has developed the industry into an integral component of all international sporting events. In the current international sporting landscape, the scope, expertise and quality produced under the leadership of Greg Bowman is truly unrivalled.

GREG BOWMAN Managing Director, International Sport Broadcasting



Manolo Romero is one of the pioneers in sports television and is considered a leading professional in the field of television production of major international sporting events. Throughout his career, spanning more than 40 years, Romero has been directly involved in the television coverage of every Olympics since Mexico in 1968, countless other sporting World Cups, World Championships and many other events. Romero has been involved in many developments and enhancements and has consistently raised the bar and heightened the viewer experience. In recognition of his achievements he has received the International Olympic Committee’s highest honour, ‘The Olympic Order’, the ‘Paralympic Order’ by the International Paralympic Committee, several Emmy’s, Sportel Awards and other international awards. Currently Romero is the Managing Director of International Sport Broadcasting (ISB), a company specialising in the Production and Host Broadcasting of sporting events. He continues his involvement with the Olympics as an OBS Board Member and consultant to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as well as being a TV Advisor to FINA and several other International Sporting Federations.

Gregorio Paltrinieri Bronze World Medallist and European Champion 1500m freestyle








Senior Vice President, Programming, NBC Olympics


A 14-time Emmy Award-winner, Peter C. Diamond is responsible for programming NBC’s coverage of the Olympic Games. The Sochi Winter Games was his 16th Olympics – more than any broadcast network executive in television history. Diamond works on a regular basis with the international Olympic sports federations and the national governing bodies of Olympic sports in the U.S. He began his career at ABC Sports in July 1974, serving as the Olympic researcher for the network’s coverage of the 1976 Olympic Winter Games in Innsbruck, Austria, and the Summer Games in Montreal. Diamond originally joined NBC in 1977 as Associate Producer, Olympic Research. He returned to ABC in late 1980 to serve as Director of Olympic Planning as part of the management team that oversaw the network’s telecasts of the 1984 Winter Olympics from Sarajevo and Summer Games from Los Angeles. In 1986, Diamond returned to NBC as the Vice President of Olympic Programs to prepare NBC’s coverage of the Seoul Olympics, serving in that capacity until being promoted to his current position.

Deputy General Manager of Sports Division, TV Asahi A graduate of the University of Tsukuba, Japan, Koji Sato works for TV Asahi since 1987. Koji Sato’s career started as a producer of sports news program and sports programmes including the Olympic Games, Professional Baseball, Football, and other National Championships. Koji has worked as a partner with FINA since the 9th FINA World Championships which was held in Fukuoka, Japan in 2001. During this event, TV Asahi acted as the host broadcaster for the first time. In 2003, Koji Sato graduated with an MA of Media Study at Goldsmith College, University of London in 2003. Koji has been the deputy general manager of TV Asahi’s Sports Division since 2012.

KOJI SATO Sports Product Manager, TV Globo Thiago holds a degree in production engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, as well as an Executive MBA from Fundacao Dom Cabral (FDC) and a Post-MBA by FDC/Kellogg. Working in the sports and media industry since 2001 with an initial focus on digital, Thiago joined the Globo Group in 2003. From the outset, Thiago took part in the development of a new digital strategy for sports websites and the launch of globoesporte. com which became the number 1 sports website in terms of audience in Brazil. Thiago is currently dedicated to the management of Olympic sports products with a focus on multiplatforms. Moreover, Thiago is in charge of all Globo Group’s properties such as TV Globo, SporTV, Digital and New Media.




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Kazan 2015 FINA World Championships Guzel is a head of advertising and PR Department in ANO «Directorate for sports projects» so far. Look of the Games, advertising and PR activities are under her responsibility. Guzel was part of the ticketing team during the Universiade 2013, and ticketing campaign of the Student Games is entitled as the most successful one in the history of Universiades. The earlier background is related to finance in Republic electricity company and banking. Guzel received her bachelor and specialist degree in finance from Kazan state financial university, Russia, Kazan and her Masters in Marketing Management from University of Westminster, London, UK. She made an excellent dissertation with efficient secondary and primary researches proving «The effectiveness of co-branding collaborations between luxury designer and mass fashion brands on the example of international brands.

GUZEL GABBASOVA FINA Vice-President Denis is currently Executive Director of the Oceania National Olympic Committees and FINA Vice-President. He holds a bachelor of Economics from the University of the South Pacific as well as a bachelor of Arts – Asian Studies from the Australian National University in Canberra. Denis is a national champion in butterfly events and is also a highly experienced team manager. He acted as swim team manager for the 1982 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane and the Olympic Games in Seoul. Several times chef de mission of the Fiji team, Denis was also a swimming technical official. For a period of seven years, from 2001 until 2008, Denis was FINA Technical Delegate for the various editions of the Marathon Swimming World Cup. In parallel, Denis was competition manager for, among other events, the 2003 South Pacific Games and the 2005 Oceania Masters Swimming Championships.

DENNIS MILLER Advertising affairs, Yakult Mitsuo Murakami oversees the advertising affairs primarily for Japanese media distribution and creative production of the Yakult beverage, cosmetics, and medicinal products. The advertising practices employed by Yakult reflect Japanese consumer behaviour based on thorough research and analysis. Through coordination with other departments such as Marketing and Public relations, Yakult transcends standard advertising practices, thus ensuring continuous brand growth for the company.



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Chairman of the Board, Myrtha Pools Trevor is responsible for the development of the North American and Commonwealth markets for Myrtha Pools. He also co-ordinates the “special events” activities of the company, which has seen Myrtha pools being used in many of the world’s finest Aquatic competitions. Myrtha Pools is currently building permanent facilities in Baku for the inaugural European Championships, in Gwangju for the World Universiad and Port Moresby for the Pacific Games. Prior to his current position, Trevor was part of Swimming Canada’s team and was Head Coach and Team Leader at three Olympics Games. He has extensive experience in international swimming being a founding member and inaugural Secretary of the Pan Pacific Swimming Association. Trevor is still an active volunteer in sport and is currently on the board of the Canadian Olympic Association and the International Committee of Swimming Canada.

TREVOR TIFFANY Global Sports Marketing Manager, Speedo An Olympian and five-time world champion swimmer for Great Britain, James Hickman brings a wealth of personal experience and knowledge to his position as Speedo’s Global Sports Marketing Manager, a role which includes management of Speedo’s relationships with world class sponsored athletes, coaches, teams and events. In addition, James also oversees agreements with the sport’s governing bodies in conjunction with local sports marketing managers across Speedo’s international markets. James’s association with Speedo dates back to 1994 when he became a sponsored athlete, a deal which lasted through until his retirement from the British Swim Team ten years later. Following his retirement from the sport, James worked with Speedo’s sports marketing team on a consultancy basis between 2005 and 2010 before joining the company full time, initially as Sports Marketing and PR Manager. James has also worked as Managing Director of media company, Made In Manchester, as well as overseeing PR & Communications for the 2008 World Swimming Championships.

JAMES HICKMAN 5-time Olympic Champion, Backstroke swimmer Aaron Peirsol is an American former competition swimmer and backstroke specialist who is a former world champion and world record-holder. He is a three-time Olympian and seven-time Olympic medallist (five gold, two silver). As a member of the U.S. national team, he holds the world record in the men’s 4×100m medley relay (long course). Individually, he currently holds the world record in the 100m and 200m backstroke events (long course). In his Olympic debut at the 2000 Summer Olympics, Peirsol won a silver medal in the 200m backstroke. Four years later, at the 2004 Summer Olympics, Peirsol won gold in the 100m and 200m backstroke (sweeping the backstroke events) and the 4×100m medley relay. In his third Olympics (2008 Summer Olympics), Peirsol won gold in the 100m backstroke and the 4×100m medley relay. He came short of his success he had in Athens by winning silver in the 200m backstroke.





4-time Olympic Champion & IOC Member


Known by a variety of nicknames – “Sasha,” “The Russian Rocket,” “Ice Man,” and “Big Dog” – Aleksandr Popov is considered by many as the greatest sprint freestyle swimmer ever. At the World Championships, Popov won the 50m free in 1994 and 2003, and the 100m free in 1994, 1998, and 2003. His World Championship record saw him win gold six times, silver four times, and bronze once between 1994 and 2003. During his career Popov set one world record at both of the two sprint distances: 48.21 in the 100m free in 1994, which stood for six years, and 21.64 in the 50m free in 2000, which stood for eight years. A member of the International Olympic Committee, he won the FINA Prize and the Russian Medal of Honour for his contributions to sport in 1996 . His education includes Bachelor and Master in Sport Coaching; MBA Banking and Finance as well as Law degree. Alexander is an advisor to the Russian president in sports matters and a member of the Executive Committee of the Russian National Olympic Committee. Since 2004, he has been vice president of the Russian Swimming Federation. Starting from 1995 Alexander Popov contributes to the development of Aquatics sport through different positions in the FINA Athletes Committee.

Honorary Secretary, FINA Athletes Committee As an international swimmer, Penny Heyns established herself as the world’s greatest female breaststroker of the 20th Century by becoming the only woman in Olympic history to win both the 100m and 200m breaststroke events in Atlanta 1996, bronze in Sydney 2000 and by breaking a total of 14 individual world records during her career. Furthermore, she is still the only Breaststroke swimmer, male or female, in the history of swimming to break long course world records in all 3 possible distances, namely the 50m, 100m and 200m and short course 50m and 100m thus simultaneously holding a total 5 of the possible 6 event world records. Her achievements brought her personal audiences with Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s beloved “Madiba”, and catapulted her into the world of sporting celebrity. While she spent much of her time in the United States and Canada, her heart remained in South Africa, where she now lives.

PENNY HEYNS 3-time Olympic champion, Water Polo player (HUN) On of the six iconic water polo players who was part of Hungary’s three Olympic triumphs in 2000, 2004 and 2008. A skillful, aggressive and rather smart attacker, Tamas Molnar belongs to the circle of legendary centre-forwards – though he was not a giant in body-terms but an ever-moving player who always offered a trick or two to create scoring chances. He was born (1975) and raised in Szeged, south of Budapest, where he also earned his lawyer degree. Later he played for Jug Dubrovnik (CRO), Becej (SRB) and Honved (HUN) – and won national titles with each in succession. He was a protagonist of the golden chapter of the national team between 1997 and 2008: during this period Hungary finished on the podium 23 times out of 25 major international competitions. Besides the three Olympic gold medals he owns a world title (2003), two World League golds (2003, 2004), a World Cup gold (1999) and two European crowns (1997, 1999). He is a father of two (twin sons) and currently serves as the President of his beloved local club of Szeged, sits in the Executive Board of the Hungarian Water Polo Federation and he is an acting referee in the top division who is ready for an international career.





Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace United Nations Under-Secretary-General Mr. Wilfried Lemke, of Germany, was appointed by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as his Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace in March 2008. The Special Adviser leads and coordinates the efforts of the United Nations system to promote understanding and support for sport as an instrument for development and peace, and encourages dialogue, collaboration and partnerships in this area. Mr. Lemke has over 25 years of professional experience in both sport and politics. From 1999 to 2008, he served as Senator of the Interior and Sport as well as Senator for Education and Science of the State of Bremen, Germany. Mr. Lemke was manager for 18 years of Werder Bremen, one of the top football clubs in Europe. In this capacity, he notably engaged in fundraising and the initiation of relief projects in Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States. Throughout his career he has been a dedicated advocate for the importance of sport in education and society.

WILFRIED LEMKE President, Qatar Swimming Federation


Mr. Khaleel Al-Jabir holds a Bachelor degree of Physical Education from Qatar University. For a period of five years (2002-2007), Mr. Al-Jabir was Director of the Physical Education Department in the Ministry of Education. Since 2007, Mr. Al-Jabir is the Director of Sports Affairs in the Qatar Olympic Committee. As part of his duties, Mr. Al-Jabir was Chef de Mission of the Qatari delegation in the Olympic Games of Beijing (2008) and London (2012) in addition to the Asian Games in Guangzhou (2010) and Incheon (2014). Mr. AlJabir was also part of numerous organising committee of major international events hosted in Qatar, including a) Sports Director in the Organising Committee of the Doha 2006 Asian Games, Vice Chairman of the Organising Committee of the International Conference on Sport and Environment in 2011, Deputy Executive Director of the Organising Committee for the Pan-Arab Games in 2011, General Manager of the Doha Gymnasiade in 2011 and Chairman of the Organising Committee of the FINA Swimming World Cups that took place in Doha in 2012, 2013 and 2014. Since 2009 Mr. Khaleel Al-Jabir is President of the Qatar Swimming Federation.

Chairperson, Intergovernmental Committee for Physical Education and Sport Arnaldo Fuxa is the Chairperson for the Intergovernmental Committee for Physical Education and Sport (CIGEPS). CIGEPS was established in 1978 to promote the role and value of sport and its inclusion in public policy. CIGEPS’s main mission is to guide and supervise the planning and implementation of UNESCO’s strategy and programme in the field of physical activity and sport. Arnaldo Rivero Fuxa is also vice president for Teaching, Science, Technology and Environment, of the National Institute of Sports, Physical Education and Recreation (INDER).





Chief of the Youth and Sports Section at the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO Alexander Schischlik is Chief of the Youth and Sports Section at the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO, based in Paris. Born in Austria, Alexander holds a Master degree in Economics and a Doctorate in Law from the University of Vienna. He started his career in the insurance business, based in Buenos Aires, and then moved on to manage international projects in music production and artist promotion working in Vienna and Brussels. Alexander joined UNESCO in 1993, where he has been overseeing international programmes in a number of fields, including music and the arts, cultural industries and human rights, and has been working on the sports portfolio since 2012. Recognising the socio-economic benefits of physical education and sport, UNESCO guides government action with a view to building a structured approach to sport for all and sports in school that needs alliances involving all concerned public and private stakeholders.

ALEXANDER SCHISCHLIK Anton Subowo, President, Brantwood International and Secretary General, Indonesian Badminton Federation


Mr. Subowo holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Management from Boston University. During his presidency time at the Indonesian Beach Volley Ball for a period of 14 years between 2000 and 2014, the national team brought over 18 gold and silver medals at various international events including the Asian Games and the SEA Games. Since 2013, Mr. Subowo is the Secretary General of the Indonesian Badminton Federation. His achievements are already impressive: he introduced direct sponsorship for the athletes and clubs and included sport science into the general athlete development. He also serves as Council Member for Badminton World Federation, Committee Member for FINA’s Swimming for All & Swimming for Life, and Advisory Board of Indonesia Swimming Federation. Mr. Subowo is currently President Director of the Brantwood International Limited, Hong Kong. The Brantwood Groups is an investment company, capitalising in the business of property, telecommunications, information technology, infrastructure, agro-food industry, oil and gas, energy and power generation, aviation, pharmaceutical and mining. The group’s vision is to provide services and products for a betterment of the people’s lives.

In-demand television analyst and founder of 3 Wire Sports Alan Abrahamson is an award-winning sportswriter, best-selling author and in-demand television analyst. In 2010, he launched his own website, 3 Wire Sports (www.3wiresports. com), described in James Patterson and Mark Sullivan’s 2012 best-selling novel “Private Games” as “the world’s best source of information about the [Olympic] Games and the culture that surrounds them.” From 2006 until 2010, Alan was a columnist at NBC’s online destinations. Before that, he was a staff writer at the Los Angeles Times. Alan serves as a member of the International Olympic Committee’s press commission. With Alan as lead columnist, NBCOlympics.com won a Sports Emmy for innovation at the 2008 Olympics. After those Beijing Games, Alan co-wrote Michael Phelps’ “No Limits: The Will to Succeed,” a New York Times best-seller. This is Alan’s fourth year as lecturer in sports writing at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism.



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Member, FINA Innovation Commission Born in 1944, Jean-Paul is a former swimmer and water polo player. He holds a degree in sport from the French Ecole Normale Supérieure. Jean-Paul started his career as a professor at the University René Descartes in Paris, France. He then became head coach of the French Water Polo team, a position which he held for 14 years. Jean-Paul brought the team twice to the Olympic Games, three times to the World Championships and six times to the European Championships. At the same time, Jean-Paul was the French Swimming Federation’s National Technical Director assistant. From 1992 until 2005, Jean-Paul was a member of the FINA Technical Water Polo Committee. In 1994, Jean-Paul became the French Swimming Federation’s National Technical Director for a period of six years. From 2001 until 2009, Jean-Paul held the office of Director of the French Olympic Committee. Since 2010, Jean-Paul has served as General Delegate at the French Sport Foundation Henri-Sérandour. Since 2014, Jean-Paul has been a member of the FINA Innovation Commission.

JEAN-PAUL CLÉMENÇON Chairman, FINA Masters Committee


Ed Evelly had been an aquatics volunteer for over 30 years having first served at the club level in his home town as an executive and swimming official. Ed quickly moved on to the National level for 12 years as a member of the Board of Directors of Swimming/Natation Canada. Ed further served four years on the Executive Committee of Swimming/Natation Canada as Vice-President of Corporate Affairs. He is currently serving his 4th term on the FINA Masters Committee having served a term as Honorary Secretary and currently as Chairman. Ed is also a member of the UANA Masters Committee and a member of the Board of Directors and Vice-President of Masters Swimming Canada. While swimming in competition came to Ed later in life, he is now an active aquatics participant, swimming regularly and having competed at many National and International competitions in Masters. Ed spent 37 years in academic life as the Director of Education and Laboratory Support Services at the Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada. He is presently retired but has returned to work as a Staff Consultant on Curriculum Renewal and Expansion.

President, Aquatic Federation of Canada Lisa Schott, President of Aquatics Canada since 2011 and Past President of Synchro Canada has over 20 years of experience working with Canadian national sport organisations on both domestic and international issues. Lisa is a creative and inspiring leader who leads by example, committing herself to the task-at-hand in a way that involves strategic planning and negotiation skills to drive new sport initiatives to a positive and successful conclusion. Proficient in business, Lisa has worked in a variety of industries that demand a creative vision with a strong connection to what is necessary to affect positive results. Lisa has a solid track record for managing change and transition in the sport community with a keen sense of being able to analyse the impact of change, identify a course of action and implement a strategy to achieve positive results; all of which are necessary as she presently takes on the responsibilities of working as a representative on the FINA Technical Synchronised Swimming Committee.



Kathy Seaman, Chairperson, FINA Technical Diving Committee With over 45 years of experience on the international diving scene, Kathy has an unparalleled history of service and commitment to aquatic sport. Between 1967 and 1972, Kathy entered 20 international diving events, toured the world and brought home many medals, accolades and triumphs. During that period, the ten-metre board became her event and she achieved her goal by placing 9th in the Women’s Platform event at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games. Kathy has been active within the FINA Technical Diving Committee since 1996 and is currently holds the position of chairperson. In 1995, Kathy became a member, and later secretary and chairperson of the UANA Technical Diving Committee. Kathy is also a renowned international and judge and referee. As such, Kathy has judged at three Olympic Games (1984, 1988 and 1996), three World Championships, six Commonwealth Games and two Pan American Games.




FINA Technical High Diving Committee Thomas Gompf has been involved in every aspect of diving and aquatics for 60 years. As a teenager he excelled in diving and gymnastics. His athletic accomplishments include championships in diving and gymnastics in the US, Japan, Spain and Canada. After completing a successful amateur career, he competed in early High Diving events (up to 30 metres), twice winning what was known as the World Professional High Diving Championships. Later he moved his talent from diving and coaching to the administration of sports. He helped USA Diving as the National Governing Body, served 25 years in the USOC Board of Directors serving on various committees that dealth with the fosting of four Olympic Games (80, 84, 69 and 2002). As a member and chairman of the FINA TDC, he led the formation of the Grand Prix Diving series, revamped and modernised the diving degree of difficulty tables and wrote the riles and promoted the Synchronised Diving Events, which were accepted into the Olympic Programme in 2000.

THOMAS GOMPF Director, Chillswim Limited Colin has over twenty years’ experience in organising mass participation televised sporting events (running, triathlons, adventure races and swimming). In 2008, Colin set up the UK’s largest mass participation open water swim, with 10,000 swimmers taking part in the Great North Swim. In 2011, he moved to LOCOG at the London 2012 Olympics as Marathon Swimming Technical Operations Manager. Colin is currently the Director of Chillswim Limited, a company which specialises in open water swimming events and online store operator in the UK, including a 5.25 mile mass participation length of lake swim (over 500 entries) and Big Chill Swim Winter Swimming Race attracting over 800 entries. Chillswim has also worked with the BBC and other international televised programs promoting open water swimming. Following the London Olympics, Colin has held the position of FINA’s Open Water Swimming Consultant. Colin still swims daily in open water, with his house overlooking the Ullswater Lake and amongst his many swims, he is an English Channel solo swimmer.

COLIN HILL Managing Director, TSE Consulting A trusted strategic counsellor to numerous national and regional governments, international sports executives and organisations, Lars, who holds a Master of Sciences in Economics, is the Managing Director of TSE Consulting. Since founding TSE, he has distinguished himself as a master strategist and educator in the sports management field. He has helped build strategic plans and international growth strategies for major international sports organisations and works with public sector clients on leveraging sport as an economic development engine. Lars has lectured at numerous international universities and is a regular speaker at many international sports conferences.



4-time Olympic medalist and World Champion (Water Polo), co-founder of Project 2020 Brenda is the most decorated female water polo player ever, a 4-time Olympic medalist (Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Beijing 2008, and London 2012) and World Champion (2003, 2007, 2009). Brenda started swimming at age 6 with Commerce Aquatics in Commerce, California, and began playing water polo at age 8. Named the “FINA Female Water Polo Player of the Decade” for the 2000s, Brenda is an accomplished scorer and passer, and has competed with the USA Women’s national team for the last 16 years. As an undergraduate at Stanford University, she won the 2002 Peter J. Cutino Award as the top female college water polo player. Brenda also co-founded a non-profit organisation, Project 2020, which strives to provide access to aquatic sports to youth that would otherwise not have had this opportunity.

BRENDA VILLA 3-time Hungarian Olympian, 2-time Olympic Finalist, 3-time World Champion, and 9-time European Champion (Swimming) Commonly referred to as the “Iron Lady”, Katinka Hosszu is a 3-time Hungarian Olympian, 2-time Olympic Finalist, 3-time World Champion, and 9-time European Champion. She has broken 11 World Records and is the only female to ever hold the 100, 200 and 400 Individual Medley SCM World Records at the same time. Over the last three years, Katinka has won and defended the FINA Swimming World Cup Overall title, which has assisted her in becoming the first swimmer in history to earn over one million US dollars gained specifically as race prize money. After earning the nickname of Iron Lady, due to her strong will and grueling event schedules, she hopes to inspire the youth and to leave the sport better than went she started. The first step was the release of her motivational Book, “Hungary’s Iron Lady” in Hungarian, with an English version to follow it by early spring.

KATINKA HOSSZU World Champion (Open Water Swimming) and Member of the FINA Athletes’ Committee Petar Stoychev, one of the legends of open water swimming, has one of the most impressive resumes in the sport of swimming – he has won world championships, represented Bulgaria in 4 Olympics (as both a pool and open water swimmer). He is the first swimmer crossing the English Channel in less than 7 hours in 24 August 2007. In the 2008 Olympics he was the flag bearer for the Bulgarian Olympic team and swam both the 1500m and the 10 km. He swam the 400m and 1500m at both the 2000 and 2004 Olympics. At the 2011 Worlds, he captured gold in the 25 km swim in Shanghai China. Stoychev won the FINA World Cup Series from 2001 to 2006 and was the FINA Grand Prix series champion from 2007 to 2011. His numerous accolades include induction into the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame and the 2009 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year. Petar has also been named Bulgarian Sport Minister in 2013.




12-time World Champion, High diving With 12 world titles and two Guinness world records to his name, Colombian cliff diver Orlando Duque has proved his tremendous ability time and again from 27 metres, reaching the very pinnacle of his sport over the last 15 years. In 2013, in Barcelona, the 39-year-old became the winner of the first-ever High Diving competition at the FINA World Championships. Duque’s high diving career began in Europe where he improved his diving skills, helped at the time by coach Ken Grove, a former Olympic diver himself and now a World Series judge. In his first world championships in 1999, Duque took second place and so began a hugely successful cliff diving career, the highlight of which saw him become the first Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series champion at the final in Greece, in September 2009. Orlando’s focus is now on learning new dives in a bid to increase his Degree of Difficulty and stay at the top of a sport that is rapidly-evolving.

ORLANDO DUQUE FINA Athletes Commission/Athletes Committee, Member Born in 1979 in Rostock, Germany, Britta started swimming at the age of six. At the age of 15, she took part in her first competitions in Open Water Swimming where she was to realise her biggest achievements. Britta became European Champion in 2004 in 5 km, 10 km and 25 km and a World Champion in 2002 in 10 km, 2004 in 10 km and 25 km and 2007 in 25 km. She won the FINA World Cup Series in 2003 and 2006. Since 2009, Britta has been a member of the FINA Athletes Commission/Athletes Committee. After completing school, Britta studied law at the University of Rostock and graduated in 2006. After a two years legal clerkship from 2009 to 2011, Britta is now working as a prosecutor in Rostock. She has a three year old daughter and a baby son of three months.

BRITTA KAMRAU FINA Vice President Dale Neuburger is currently serving his fourth term as FINA Vice President (Americas). He is Chairman of the FINA Development Commission, FINA Bureau Liaison to the Technical Swimming Committee and Chairman of the FINA Technical Swimming Commission, serving as Technical Delegate for Swimming in the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games and the 2010 and 2014 Youth Olympic Games. Dale previously served as President of United States Aquatic Sports, President of USA Swimming and Chairman of the Board of the International Swimming Hall of Fame. Dale is currently a Board member of US Aquatic Sports, USA Swimming, and the USA Swimming Foundation. Dale was a Board member of the United States Olympic Committee and a member of its Executive Committee, serving as chairman of the National Governing Bodies (NGB) Council. Neuburger has a Bachelor of Arts degree in politics from Princeton University, and holds two Master’s degrees from Indiana University, in philanthropic studies and in public administration.



Olivier Niamkey, Head of Athletes programmes and Continental manager for Asia, Olympic Solidarity Olivier Niamkey is a 41 years old former Basketball player. Olivier holds a Degree in Sport Science from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland and a Master in Sport Management from the University of Grenoble, France. Olivier first started his career at the University of Lausanne as a physical education teacher and programme manager. He then joined the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1999 within the Candidate Cities Department. Since 2008, Olivier is Head of Athletes programmes and Continental manager for Asia at Olympic Solidarity. Olympic Solidarity’s aim is to organise assistance for all the National Olympic Committees (NOCs), particularly those with the greatest needs, so that they can develop their own structures to favour the expansion of sport and Olympism in their country.




Director, Turkish Swimming Federation Born in Istanbul, Turkey, Erdem Sezer started his swimming career in 1985 and swam for over 18 years with 10 of these spent representing the National Team. Erdem took part in numerous international championships such as the European Junior Championships and the Mediterranean Games where he finished second. Erdem holds an impressive 44 national records. Erdem graduated from the University of Tampa, Florida, USA in 2005. He joined the Turkish Swimming Federation in 2013 as the Swimming National Team manager. Since April 2014, Erdem has been the Director of the Turkish Swimming Performance Project within the Turkish Swimming Federation. His personal objective is to help the Turkish Swimming Federation in its long-time efforts to achieve domestic, regional, and international success for its swimming program.

ERDEM SEZER Chief Operating Officer, SportsHub Pte Ltd and Secretary General, Singapore Swimming Federation Viewed by his peers as an experienced leader in both private and public sectors, Jin Teik is currently Chief Operating Officer, SportsHub Pte Ltd, the consortium tasked to design, build, operate, finance the world’s largest and most complex Public Private Partnership social infrastructure project, the Singapore Sports Hub. Prior to this role, Jin Teik was Group Executive Vice President & China CEO, Hyflux Ltd, an environmental water solutions company; and CEO, Singapore Sports Council, a government statutory board to grow the sports ecosystem in Singapore. An Olympian, Jin Teik is also Secretary General of the Singapore Swimming Association, member of Republic Polytechnic’s Board of Governors (including its Chairman of the School of Sports Health Leisure committee), member of Singapore Totalisator Board’s sports sub-committee, and advisor to ASICS Asia. Jin Teik has been married to Emily for 25 years and they have three sons, Alex 22, Brandon 16, and Chris 12.

JIN TEIK OON President, Uganda Swimming Federation Dr. Rukare is the President of the Uganda Swimming Federation (USF) and Board Chair of Special Olympics Uganda. Dr. Rukare is credited with turning around the USF during his tenure. Dr. Rukare also holds a number of sporting portfolios which include, Secretary General of the Uganda Olympic Committee, Chairperson of the Uganda Olympic Merits and Award Commission, former head of the NOC legal commission, Vice President of African Swimming Confederation (CANA) and a Member of the FINA Masters Committee. Dr. Rukare is a former national swimmer who represented Uganda at national, regional and international championships and held several national records between 1980- 1992. Dr. Rukare is an Advocate of the High Court of Uganda and a Legal Specialist with sound knowledge of International and Human Rights Law. He has over 20 year’s experience in the field of access to justice human rights, good governance and development cooperation. Dr. Rukare is a guest faculty member at Makerere University Uganda and the Center for Human Rights University of Pretoria South Africa.



President, Colombian Swimming Federation Dr. Edgar Iván Ortiz Lizcano is a graduate from the University of Valle, specialising in obstetrics and gynaecology. Dr. Edgar Iván Ortiz Lizcano is President of the Latin American Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. In addition to his role as a doctor, Dr. Ortiz has been characterised by a genuine scientific leadership, administrative leadership on the sports field. He was a consultant for PAHO in Washington, for guidance on basic design components of the Program of Education of Perinatology. Advisor in the development project Perinatal AIDS Intervention for Americas Region and Program Maternal Mortality Reduction. Dr. Edgar Ivan Lizcano Ortiz was elected president of the Colombian Swimming Federation in November 2005.



Sam Ramsamy has over 60 years of experience in sport. First as an active athlete in several sports, especially athletics, football and swimming. Besides his teaching diplomas, he also holds a diploma of the Carnegie College of Physical Education, Leeds. He was president of Swimming South Africa (1991-1996) and the National Olympic Committee of South Africa (1991-2004). Ramsamy was elected a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1995 and served on the IOC Executive Board (2006-2014). He has been a member of the FINA Bureau since 1996 and is one of FINA’s Vice Presidents since 2004. He was a consultant for the United Nations for several years. And has written several articles for the United Nations and other international organisations on sport and social affairs. He also authored “Apartheid the Real Hurdle” and “Reflections on a Life in Sport”. Ramsamy holds Honorary Doctorates from the Universities of Leeds Metropolitan, Surrey and Toronto. He was a member of the Organising Committee for the inauguration of Nelson Mandela as the first democratically elected President of South Africa. Ramsamy was awarded the Order of Ikamanga by the South African Government.

President, International Sport Press Association (AIPS) Gianni began his journalistic career in 1967 in “Atletica Leggera” before becoming a contributor to prestigious newspapers including “Il Giorno”, “La Gazzetta del Popolo” and the “Corriere dello Sport-Stadio”. In 1972 Gianni took on his first role as television commentator assistant for RSI and then for RAI. In 1974 he was employed by “Gazzetta dello Sport” as head of the athletics, winter sports and Olympic department. Gianni has since been the correspondent for 11 Winter Olympics and 10 Summer Olympics. He was present at more than 30 World Championships and European Championships in athletics and in skiing. In 1983 Gianni edited two sport encyclopedias for Rizzoli: “Conoscere l’atletica” and “Conoscere lo sci”. He has edited two volumes entitled “Atletica” and “Sci” part of the series “I grandi sport illustrati”. Gianni served as president of UEPS from 1984 to 1988, has been chairman of the Athletics commission since 1986, chairman of IAAF press commission since 2004, member of the IOC Press Commission and AIPS President since May 2005, having been re-elected to the latter in 2009 and 2013.




Katinka Hosszu’s Coach Shane Tusup has been coaching and managing Katinka Hosszu since the London Olympic Games in 2012. His guidance has helped to spark a transformation in Katinka, leading her to two World Championship titles, three European Championships, eleven World Records, and he was the mastermind behind Katinka’s dominating Swimming World Cup performances over the last three years. Shane’s “out of the box” approach to training and racing throughout the season, has been the topic of many discussions and he has openly pushed the need for swimming’s biggest stars to compete more often at the top level in order to push the sport into a more professional level. In 2013, Shane was named Hungary’s Coach of the year, making him the first ever non-Hungarian to win the award. He is co-founder, along side Katinka, of Toos Sports Agency, an international sports agency and management company based out of Budapest, Hungary.

SHANE TUSUP Performance Director, Australian Swimming Federation Michael Scott is currently the Performance Director for Swimming Australia leading the development and implementation of its High Performance Strategic Plan for the senior youth and talent programmes for the Olympic Pool and Open Water disciplines and the Paralympic programme. Prior to this he was the National Performance Director for British Swimming for the period 2007 – 2012. Michael was also the CEO of the FINA World Swimming Championships Corporation delivering what was declared at that time by FINA “as the biggest and best FINA World Championships” in Melbourne, March 2007. He was named a Sport Industry Australia’s “Sport’s Great Achiever” in 2000 and appointed Chairman (1999) and member of National Elite Sports Council until 2005. Michael’s expertise continues to be sought after being appointed as Honorary Secretary of the FINA Coaches Commission in 2013. Michael celebrated career in world sport and particularly the sport of swimming has him well placed to share with us his unique insights into the future of aquatics.

MICHAEL SCOTT Director of Advertising & Promotion, OMEGA Born in 1961 in Switzerland Thomas’ association with OMEGA dates back to the early days of his career – in 1988 – when he started to work for OMEGA as Director of Advertising & Promotion for the Swiss Market. In parallel he continued to study marketing and communication in order to enhance his expertise. As from 1997 his career turned towards marketing and communication where he worked at SWATCH (Swiss Market) as Director of Marketing & Communication. He then successively occupied different positions such as Sales Director, General Manager Retail and Brand Manager Swatch Switzerland, still within SWATCH until 2011. Thomas Schweizer thus brings a wealth of personal experience and knowledge to his current position as Head of Sales & Marketing at SWISS TIMING LTD – a company whose mission is to serve the Swatch Group brands in timekeeping sporting events. Thomas’s relation to sport does not begin here. Sailing – but not only – occupies an important place in his life. From 1980 he was during 8 years a member of the Swiss Sailing team (category 470 and Tornado) and in 1988 he was part of the sailing team at the Olympics in Seoul.






30th November 2014 Topics

08.30 – 09.30


09.30 - 09.45

Opening Speech: Dr. Julio C. Maglione

09.45 – 11.00

Modern Breaststroke using the example of Olympic, Commonwealth Champion and World Record Holder Cameron vd Burgh (London & Barcelona 2013), Dirk Lange (GER)

11:00 – 11:30


11.30 – 12.45

Preparation Plan - Training vs Competition Mix, Graham Hill (RSA)

13.00 – 14.00


14.15 – 15.30

Science and Innovation of Sprint Coach, Andrea Di Nino (ITA)

15:30 – 16:00


16.00 – 17.15

Building successful performance service teams, Rohan Taylor (AUS)

17.15 – 17.45

“FINA - Yakult Nutrition”, Dr. Margo Mountjoy (CAN)


1st December 2014 Topics

09.45 – 11.00

Application of science and innovation in day-to-day practice, Dr. Marcel Wouda (NED)

11:00 – 11:30


11.30 – 12.45

The science of skills in swimming, Dr. Roald Van der Vliet (NED)

13.00 – 14.00


14.15 – 15.30

Science and Innovation of Distance and IM Coaching, Fred Vergnoux (ESP)

15:30 – 16:00


16.00 – 17.15

Skill Acquisition and Injury Prevention, Dr. Rod Havriluk (USA)

17.15 - 17.30

Closing notes - Cornel Marculescu, FINA Executive Director


SPEAKER PROFILES Headcoach, Local Training Centre, Graz (AUT) and Head of DLP-Project 2016 Session: Modern Breaststroke Using the Example of Cameron vd Burgh


Mr Lange is the head coach of Local Trainings Centre in Graz (AUT) and Head of DLP-Project 2016, a professional training and racing squad since October 2012. Dirk Lange has been the National Coach of Mexico, South Africa and Germany. Coach at Olympic Games, World and European Championships since 1993, some of the best athletes that have been under his guidance are: Cameron van der Burgh (Olympic Champion 2012, 4 x Commonwealth Games Champion, 5 x World Record 2009, 1 x World Champion 2009, 3 x World Records 2008, 4 x Africa Champion, 12 x Africa Records World Cup Winner 2008), Fabio Scozzoli, Gerhard Zandberg (World Champion 2007, Commonwealth Games Champion 2006, 5 x Africa Champion, 12 x Africa Records, 23 x RSA Champion, 17 x World Cup), Ryk Neethling (3 x World Champion 2006), Sandra Vรถlker (60 international medals, 3 x Olympic Medals (1 x Silver / 2 x Bronze), world and European Champion, World and European Record holder, World Cup-Winner in Freestyle und Backstroke), Mark Foster World and European Champion, World and European Record holder, Therese Alshammer, Giulio Zorzi, Marco Koch

Head Coach Swimming SA Session: Preparation Plan: Training vs Competition Graham Hill has been swimming coach for the last 26 years, attending to 4 Olympic Games (2000, 2004, 2008, 2012). Under his guidance Tae-hwan Park piced up the silver medal in the 200m breaststroke at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games and Darian Townsend the Gold in the 4x100 freestyle relay at 2004 Olympics in Athens. At the 2012 Olympic Games, Graham Hill had five swimmers to his charge, among them, young sensation Chad Le Clos, gold medallist in the 200m butterfly and silver medallist in the 100m butterfly.




Coaching, Head Coach, ADN Swim Project Session: Science and Innovation of Sprint Mr Di Nino is the Head Coach and Technical director A.D.N Swim Project, the first European programme for international swimmers. He coached in 8 Olympic Games international swimmers from all around (Trinidad &Tobago, USA, Russia, Ucraine, Serbia, Brazil, Kenya). Moreover, between 2003-2005 Mr Di Nino assisted Coach Coral Spring Swim Club (USA). Some of the best athletes that have been under his guidance are: Evgeny Korotyshkin (Olympic silver medallist 2012, World Champion short course, World record holder), Andrey Govorov (50 free, finalist at World Championships Barcelona 2013) Sergey Fesikov (bronze Olympic medallist 4x100free relay London 2012, 3rd World Championships.Dubai 2010 -25m-, was World record holder), Milorad Cavic (World Champion and silver medallist with European record, Rome 2009, European champion short course) Jason Dunford, Roman Sloudnov, Randall Bal, Fabiola Molina.

ANDREA DI NINO High Performance Coach, Nunawading Swimming Club Session: Building Successful Performance Service Teams



Rohan Taylor is Australian Swimming Team Coach with which he has coached at Olympic Games (2008), World Championship (2005, 2009, 2011), Commonwealth Games, Pac Pacific, World Short Course. In addition, in 2013 Mr Taylor was the World Championship Head Men’s Coach. Mr Taylor is currently coaching in Nunawading Swimming Club High Performance. Before, he has been National Open and International Level athletes coach, responsible for the High Performance Pathways underpinning the Open Squad for 50+ athletes 12 years – 20+ years old. In addition, Mr Taylor has been head coach in the Carey Aquatic/CA Tritons Swimming Club, and in a 150-200 swimmers from development through to International level swimmers. Some of the best athletes that have under his guidance are: Leisel Jones (Gold Medallist x2, Silver; Commonwealth Games Gold, Silver; 2x Silver Pan Pacific Championships; 2010 World Records 100 and 200 Breaststroke Short Course + World Short Course Silver Medal, World Championship Silver and Bronze Medallist) Shayne Reese (Olympic Gold and Bronze Medallist, World Champion 4×100 free relay, World Championship Bronze Medal 4×100 free relay) Danni Miatke (World Champion, Commonwealth Games Gold Medal, World Championship Silver Medal) Sarah Katsoulis (Commonwealth Games, Bronze Medal, World Championship Silver and Bronze Medalist, World Short Course Silver and Bronze, Pan Pacific Championship Bronze Medalist), Ellen Gandy, Belinda Hocking, Ashley Delaney, Travis Mahoney, Lori Munz Rachel Coffee.

Medical Director, Health and Performance Centre Sports Medicine Clinic, University of Guelph, Ontario (Canada) Session: FINA-Yakult Nutrition


Dr. Mountjoy is the Medical Director of the Health and Performance Centre Sports Medicine Clinic at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. She teaches sports medicine at McMaster University in the Faculty of Family Medicine in addition to holding the position as Director of Student and Resident Affairs at the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine. Dr. Mountjoy is a FINA Bureau member and liaison of the Sports Medicine Committee. She is also a member of the IOC Medical Commission (Games Group) and a member of the WADA Therapeutic Use Exemption Committee. Dr. Mountjoy integrates the IOC injury and illness task force researching and publishing the findings on the health and safety of the Summer and Winter Olympic Games in addition to the FINA World Championships. She is completing her PhD on aquatic athlete health. Dr. Mountjoy is a retired international level synchronised swimmer, and was a team physician for Synchro Canada for 25 years.

National Team Coach, the National Training Centre in Eindhoven Session: Application of Science and Innovation in Day-To-Day Practice


Mr Wouda is a former Swimmer (1979-2000) converted to a successful coach. As Swimmer, Marcel Wouda has been three time Olympian (1992-1996-2000), Former World Champion in 200 individual medley (Perth 1998), and a former world record holder in 400 individual medley. He was the first and only Dutch male world champion in swimming. At the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, he was part of the relay team on the 4x200m freestyle that won the bronze medal. Marcel Wouda is coaching with the Dutch Swimming Federation since 2003. Until 2006 he was a youth coach and trained Ranomi Kromowidjojo for medals at the European Youth Championships. Since 2006, Wouda is active within the National Swimming Centre Eindhoven (NED). Some of the best athletes that have been or are under his guidance are: Maarten vd Weijden (2008 Beijing, Gold medallist, 10km), Hinkelien Schreuder (2008 Beijing, Gold, 4x100m free), Linsy Heister (European champion 10km, world champion 25km) Ranomi Kromowidjojo (2013 Barcelona, world champion 50m free) Ferry Weertman (2014 European champion 10km, 5km team event), Femke Heemskerk.



Manager, InnoSportLab De Tongelreep Session: The Science of Skills in Swimming Roald van der Vliet graduated in Tilburg as a physical education teacher. After that, he went to the University of Maastricht. In 2002, he graduated at the faculty of Health Sciences with Human Movement Science as his field study. His research for the relevance of power training for competitive swimmers was awarded with the incentive prize of NKS Boymans. He worked as a physical education teacher at the Fontys School of Sports and since 2007 he is the manager of InnoSportLab De Tongelreep. He also started his own company Evidence Based Training.

ROALD VAN DER VLIET Head Coach, Spanish National Team Session: Science and Innovation of Distance and IM Coaching



Fred Vergnoux is coaching since 1997 when he started in Racing Club de France as age group Coach and Elite Assistant Coach. After, he has coached at Highlanders Aquatics, Peak Performance (USA), CS Clichy. He has been the the head coach of City of Edinburgh Swimming as well as the Men’s Olympic Head Coach in Great Britain. Between 2008-2010, Mr. Vergnoux was the Head Coach in Paris Racing as well as the French National Team Coach. From 2013, Mr. Verngoux is the Head Coach of the Spanish National Team and is coaching at CN Sabadell. In his career, Mr. Vergnoux has been coach at 3 Olympic Games (2004, 2008, 2012), coach of 17 Olympians, coach at the 10 World Championships, Belarus coach of the Year, two times Great Britain Coach of the Year , two times Scottish Coach of the Year, as well as two times Spanish Coach of the Year. Some of the best athletes that have under his guidance are: Darian Townsend, Amaury Leveaux (Olympic champion), Mireia Belmonte (Olympic Medalist); the world champions Alena Popchanka, Kris Gilchrist, Esther Nunez, Damian Blaum , Kirsty Balfour (World Medalist), Judit Ignacio (World Junior Champion).

President, Swimming Technology Research Session: Skill Acquisition and Injury Prevention


Dr. Havriluk earned his Ph.D. in human performance, specialised in biomechanics. Rod has coached from age group to NCAA Division I. He is member of the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance; the American College of Sports Medicine; and the American Swimming Coaches Association. He is currently the president of the International Society of Swimming Coaching. He serves on the advisory board for the Counsilman Center for the Science of Swimming; the editorial board for the Journal of Swimming Research. Dr. Havriluk’s research is focused on three primary areas: optimising technique, preventing shoulder injuries, and accelerating skill learning. His research produced three US patents and prompted the development of software and hardware products, including Aquanex+Video (selected as a finalist for Product Design and Development’s 2003 Engineering Awards), and a biomechanical model of optimal technique. Dr. Havriluk articles have appeared in Swimming World; American Swimming Magazine; Swimming in Australia; Journal of Swimming Research; Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport; Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise; and Biomechanics and Medicine in Swimming. He has developed instructional materials for swimmers and coaches and is currently collaborating with a coach association to develop a comprehensive, science-based, coach certification programme.










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EXHIBITOR LISTINGS Stand: 42 Name: ALGE-TIMING GmbH Address: Rotkreuzstrasse 39, 6890 Lustenau, AUSTRIA Phone: +43 5577 85966 Website: www.alge-timing.com THE ONLY “ALGAE” YOU LIKE TO HAVE IN YOUR POOL! ALGE TIMING was responsible for the timing at the European Championship BLN2014 and HERNING2013. Also for the Waterpolo EM Budapest2014 the technology from ALGE was used. They offer the complete timing and scoring equipment for aquatics from little local events to major meetings. Also ALGETIMING offers the ideal timing devices for training. Many years of experience in timing various sports pay off. ALGE-TIMING has solutions for swimming that will inspire you. The rugged design and the best material guarantee a long lasting timing without problems using the ALGE-TIMING system. Backstroke Start Aid, Startingblocks with RBD and Backplate, Touchpads, Scoreboards, Videowalls, Shotclocks, Judges Consoles.

Stand: 31 Name: Anti Wave International Address: 65 12th Ave, St Lucia, Brisbane, QLD, Australia. Phone: +61 7 3371 6457 0 12 A N D O N NICH 1972 - LO N2 MU N O D Website: www.anti.to IM • POLO • POOL RE • BULKHEAD SW D ISU ECK • LE

Anti Wave is the premiere swimming, wate Polo, leisure and pool programming equipment designer, supplier and innovator around the world. Anti Wave are the original suppliers of top performance swim, aquatic sports, leisure and pool programming equipment. The company has a long and tested history with over 44 years of quality, service and innovation. Anti Wave is now the largest global maker of swimming starting blocks and racing lanes in the world, with licensed production in 8 countries and growing. Emphasis is placed on continual product development and innovation to meet the needs of the aquatic sport, leisure and pool programming industries.

Stand: 28 Name: Aquawallgym Address: Hungary 1141, Budapest Kalocsai u. 61 Phone: +3620 3333 948 Website: www.aquawallgym.com The Aquawallgym is the first mobile, unique aquatic equipment which finally combines the benefits of water with the physical properties of rubber tubes for an effective specific training. Using the Aquawallgym Training System an optimal muscle strengthening, general endurance training can be carried out, postural control, balance, coordination can be improved. It has a wide usability, covering recreational activities, as well as rehabilitation and competitive sports. The Aquawallgym ensures a complete workout for athletes at all levels, performance and sport specific skills can be developed. It has significant relating to water sports, and also an excellent complementary form of training for any sport.



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EXHIBITOR LISTINGS Stand: 25 Name: Arena Address: Contrada Cisterna 84/85 – 62029 Tolentino (MC), Italy Phone: +39 0733 956200 Website: www.arenawaterinstinct.com For over 40 years Arena has equipped the world’s leading swimmers and lovers of watersports with racing, training, and leisure swimwear built on a foundation of in-depth research, technical know-how, and an unyielding commitment to quality. Launched in 1973 by inspirational entrepreneur and sports sponsorship pioneer Horst Dassler, Arena was the first swimwear company to engage in textile and fluid dynamics research in a quest to develop the fastest, lightest and most durable products for both the competitive and recreational swimmer. It is a trait that has distinguished the company throughout its history, as it continues to define trends and set standards to this day. Arena’s ties to the world of aquatic sports are reinforced through sponsoring partnerships with governing bodies (including FINA), National Federations, athletes, coaches and clubs.

Stand: 27 Name: ARENA Sports – Cyprus Address: Coral Beach Hotel, Coral Bay, PO box 62874, Paphos – 8099, Cyprus Phone: +357 26880877/ 878 Website: www.arena-sports.com ARENA Sports Division is a full ground handling agent for swimming teams wishing to benefit from Cyprus excellent climate conditions and very good standard of pool training facilities. Being a member of the Leptos Group and sister company of the Coral Beach Hotel 5* with their own 50m Olympic Pool, excellent co-operation with public and private organisations and in combination with their on-hand experience gained through the years with various National and club level swimming teams is a guarantee for a well-organised and highly effective swimming training camp.

Stand: 46 Name: Budapest 2021 – Host of the 19th FINA World Championships Address: Árpád Fejedelem útja 8, 1023 Budapest Hungary Phone: +36 1 326 1584 Website: www.juniorows2014.com/?c=budapest2021 Wish to see something special? In 2021, look for the 19th FINA World Championships: it will be held in Budapest and in Balatonfured at venues rarely seen before. Now, in Doha just look for our pavilion. No need to give directions: if you see a giant yellow water polo ball, don’t hesitate to visit it. Inside you can watch what will make the 2021 World Champs (and the 2017 junior Worlds) unique, extraordinary and the best ever, according to our intentions. Hungary and aquatics shape a real success story – be part of it, be partner of it.




Stand: 2 Name: Colorado Time Systems Address: 1551 E 11th Street, Loveland, CO 80537 USA Phone: +1 (970) 667 1000 Website: www.coloradotime.com Colorado Time Systems is widely recognised as the world leader in aquatic timing, scoring and display products. Their Championship equipment has been used in every continent on the globe, with installations in over 120 countries worldwide. Since 1972, Colorado Time Systems has provided innovative and high performance solutions for their customers. Make the decision to join the 20,000+ satisfied customers who have chosen Colorado Time Systems.

Stand: 54 Name: Conceptum Sport Logistics Address: Hessenring 13a, 64546 Mörfelden-Walldorf, Germany Phone: + 49 6105 40 80 0 Website: www.conceptum-sport-logistics.com Conceptum Sport Logistics has come to lead the global market in tailor-made transport solutions for sports equipment and other sensitive loads in cultural project logistics. The logistics company’s team serves a variety of national Olympic committees as well as national and international sports associations around the world; the company’s extensive experience and know-how provide ideal solutions in transporting and handling sports equipment such as bobsleds, boats and much more, along with team transports and accommodation at sports venues. Conceptum Sport Logistics’ offices in Germany, Switzerland, Brazil, United Kingdom and Canada have brought the company close to its customers and venues for genuinely local service. Ocean freight, air freight and road haulage – with its own offices and 150 partners Conceptum Sport Logistics offers a comprehensive service in international freight traffic.

Stand: 39 Name: CONTEMPLAS GmbH Address: Albert-Einstein-Straße 6, 87437 Kempten, Germany Phone: +49 831 254 369 20 Website: www.contemplas.com With the motion analysis software TEMPLO, CONTEMPLAS has created a top-quality video analysis system, which is based on the latest video and image processing technologies and acts as a modularly built platform for the integration of various external measuring systems such as force measurement and timing systems. The user-friendly software is unique because of its clearly definable workflows, which fits to the hardware and software requirements of the particular application and is reduced to the mere essentials. CONTEMPLAS offers solutions from specialised products for sports applications, in particular for swimming with multiple above and underwater high speed cameras with special housings, underwater pan/tilt/zoom cameras, top view pan/tilt/zoom etc. to simple demand-driven practical applications for coaches. CONTEMPLAS guides the process from consulting and planning to implementation and installation as well as customization and training. These methods have been proven in various renowned reference projects worldwide.


Stand: 21 Name: Dentsu Address: Berger House, 38 Berkeley Square, London W1J 5AH, United Kingdom Phone: +44 20 7499 9124 Website: www.dentsu.com Dentsu (Headquartered in Japan) is one of the world’s largest and most respected advertising agencies. The new Dentsu Group, invigorated by the integration of Aegis Group plc has become a global communications group operating in 124 countries and regions—with more than 300 offices worldwide. Dentsu now boasts 5 dedicated sports marketing offices in London, Beijing, New York, Singapore, and Sao Paulo. Dentsu was appointed as FINA’s Exclusive Worldwide Marketing Agent in 2004 and has worked on various FINA events since, including: FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) Indianapolis 2004, Shanghai 2006, Manchester 2008, Dubai 2010, Istanbul 2012, and currently working on Doha; FINA World Championships Montreal 2005, Melbourne 2007, Rome 2009, Shanghai 2011, Barcelona 2013. Dentsu is proud to be supporting FINA in connecting the global community to develop aquatic sport.



EXHIBITOR LISTINGS Stand: 51 Name: ELEMENTS RESORT, Inc. Address: Hattalova 12/C, 83103 Bratislava, Slovakia Phone: +421905613796 Website: www.elementsresort.sk Elements Resort is a new 100 hectares (250 acres) unique, sport-congress centre located in a heart of Europe, Slovakia, closed to the capital Bratislava. It offers professional services for professionals and amateurs: sports events at domestic and international level, short- and long-term stays, trainings, camps, Sport Science and Recovery, etc. It consists of: Aqua Arena, professional facilities for 27 Olympic sports, hotel with 1000 beds and congress centre, and Hippo Arena – the biggest part of the entire complex. Priority of Elements Resort is to become a sport complex at the highest level with reasonable prices. Opening in Autumn 2015.

Stand: 49 Name: FINIS, Inc. Address: 7085 - E Las Positas Rd., Livermore, CA 94551, USA Phone: +1 925 454 0111 Website: www.finisinc.com Description: John Mix and Olympic Gold Medalist Pablo Morales founded FINIS in 1993 in Northern California. Built on the foundation of the common understanding that improving one’s technique is the secret to swimming faster and more efficiently, the duo went to introduce a line of truly innovative products to the swimming community. The first product being the Monofin a vital tool used for training under water kicking, also now known as the “fifth stroke” in competitive swimming. FINIS is a Latin word that signifies “the end” or “grand finale.” It holds symbolic meaning to the company, as the first syllable derives from the work “fin,” the company’s first product. The word also represents our company’s mission to discover and develop innovative swimming products that enable swimmers of all types to achieve their “end” or “grand finale.” FINIS is here to motivate every person in the world to swim better, swim often, and train smarter.

Stand: 23 Name: Gloria Sports Arena Address: Özaltın Otel Isletmeleri, Gloria Hotels & Resorts, Acısu Mevkii Belek-Serik- Antalya TURKEY Phone: +90 242 710 06 33 Website: www.gloriasportsarena.com.tr Description: BUILT FOR ATHLETES, BUILT FOR TRAINING - ALL-IN-ONE TRANING FACILITIES. Opening 2015 - Gloria Sports Arena is a modern sports complex with indoor, outdoor and aquatic sports facilities. It is built on 105.000 m² (10.5 hectare) in Belek-Antalya-Turkey, where over 50 different sports disciplines and camps will be hosted. Facilities are equipped and built by using the most modern technological developments in sports. Gloria Sports Arena offers professional service for individual athletes, teams and groups: National Teams, Clubs, Sport Groups, Amateur Athletes, Professional Athletes, All season Training Camps, Summer School Camps, Tournaments, Events, Congresses, conventions and conferences.


Stand: 49 Name: Go Swim Productions Address: 201 Covered Bridge Road, Woodstock, VT 05091, USA Phone: +1-410-725-6150 Website: www.goswim.tv Description: GoSwim helps coaches and federations build faster swimmers, one video at a time. GoSwim’s video subscription platform allows you to: WATCH all GoSwim content (thousands of video clips of the world’s elite swimmers), LEARN what they do…that you can teach your swimmers to do, PRE-TEACH YOUR SWIMMERS. Quickly select and send them the clips you want them to watch before practice, GET BETTER, FASTER RESULTS FROM LIMITED POOL TIME, FILM YOUR SWIMMERS, then SHOW & SHARE those videos with just a few clicks of your smartphone or tablet.

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EXHIBITOR LISTINGS Stand: 29 Name: GWANGJU CITY Address: Sports Promotion Division, #111 Naebangro, Seogu, Gwangju City, 502702, Rep. of Korea Phone: +82 62 613 3552 Website: http://eng.gwangju.go.kr FINA will be further developing through the FINA World Championships 2019 in Gwangju. Gwangju is ranked as one of the nation’s leading cities in hi-tech, culture, youth and environmentally green settings. Gwangju will also be evolving into the city of sport in Korea through mega sporting events such as the 18th FINA World Championships 2019 and the 28th Summer Universiade 2015. With a wealth of experience in hosting major international sports events, Gwangju will raise a profile as a sport oriented and sport loving city. The 18th FINA World Championships in Gwangju will contribute not only to balanced development in the aquatic sporting techniques and facilities but also to popularising aquatics in Asia and foster swimming talents.

Stand: 33 Name: Hangzhou • CHINA Address: No. 9 Pao Ma Chang Rd, Xihu District, Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province, P.R.C Phone: +86 571 88386281 Website: www.hzty.gov.cn Hangzhou Sports Bureau is attached to sports management institution of Hangzhou Municipal Government. The main functions of Hangzhou Sports Bureau are to draw up the sports development strategy of the city, work out a long-term development plan and an annual plan of its sports business, and conduct sports competitions, national fitness and sports industry. In addition, Hangzhou Sports Bureau is committed to promote and cooperate with such programmes as the international sports cultural exchanges, sports competition broadcasting and sports industry development, as well as undertaking other government business.

Stand: 30 Name: KAATSU Global, Inc. Address: 6506 Morningside Drive, Huntington Beach, California, U.S.A. Phone: +1-714-305-7374 Website: www.kaatsu-global.com KAATSU Global designs, markets and distributes KAATSU equipment and certifies KAATSU Instructors on a worldwide basis. KAATSU is a revolutionary training and rehabilitation protocol developed by Professor Sir Yoshiaki Sato, M.D., Ph.D. of Tokyo, Japan and is used by Japanese and American Olympic champions. • Professional Athletes • All season Training Camps • Summer School Camps • Tournaments • Events • Congresses, conventions and conferences


Stand: 4 Name: Khazan Water Address: Industrial Area Street No. 2, Gate 94, P.O. Box 5613 Phone: +974 4460-2600 Website: www.khazanqatar.com Conserved Foodstuffs Distributing Co. W.L.L. Was established in early 2005, with the purchase of the mineral water manufacturing plant at Doha Industrial Area, the company started to produce its own brand “Aqua Gulf” Pure Bottled Drinking Water & “Aqua Cola” the 3rd largest carbonated soft drink in the world today in terms of area of coverage and the only exporter to East & West Africa also to Iraq, a product “Made in Qatar” later adding one more production facility to produce the “Dana” Pure Mineral Drinking Water range the company has successfully established itself as one of the leading beverage Manufacturer, Distributor, and Exporter, now it is a top industry in the State of Qatar. The company also imports and distributes product with its own brand from various countries such as rice, sugar, oil, tuna and including other FMCG products.



EXHIBITOR LISTINGS Stand: 52 Name: Kistler Instrumente AG Address: Kistler Instrumente AG, Eulachstrasse 22, 8408 Winterthur, Switzerland Phone: +41 52 2241 520 Website: www.kistler.com/biomechanics Kistler force plates were first introduced in 1969 and have consistently proved their worth as precise and reliable measuring instruments. The unique piezoelectric measuring system offers numerous advantages and makes Kistler force plates a cost effective investment for biomechanical laboratories. With their longevity, high accuracy, linearity and sensitivity Kistler force plates provide reliable and reproducible results. Innovative product design and solid workmanship are results of Kistler’s commitment to quality. Kistler performance analysis systems for sports are helping to improve training methods every day and worldwide, in national sport science institutions, Olympic training centres and professional training facilities. www.kistler.com/biomechanics.

Stand: 3 Name: Mad Wave Address: Russia, St-Petersburg Phone: +78126110030 Website: www.madwave.ru Mad Wave is the first Russian brand providing a wide and balanced range of equipment for swimming and water sports. Using the latest developments and modern materials, Mad Wave offers high-quality products for the professional and amateur swimming. In the past few years, Mad Wave has been collaborating with FINA to offer its customers FINA approved goods for swimming competitions at all levels. Owning a large network of warehouses, Mad Wave possesses the ability to deliver products to various parts of the world. Mad Wave is glad to provide you with the best service and any assistance.

Stand: 17 Name: Malmsten AB Address: Box 73 SE-296 21 Ahus Sweden Phone: +46 44 247150 Website: www.malmsten.com Malmsten AB, with over 40 years’ experience in developing, manufacturing and distributing of equipment for aquatics. Malmsten AB is Official Supplier for FINA for racing lane lines and water polo equipment, providing the Competitor Racing Lane Lines, the highest performing wave reducing lines on the market, amongst others. Worldwide they offer a broad range of specialised high end equipment such as their racing lane lines, water polo equipment, starting blocks, other stainless steel equipment and a movable floor. Additionally they have training supplies for any pool activity and of course the popular Swedish Goggles. Their equipment may be found in many aquatic venues across the world. The Competitor racing lane lines have been used at most important swimming events since its introduction in the 70´s, 8 Olympic Games, FINA World championships and more. Malmsten AB are proud to be Top Partner of the 3rd FINA World Aquatics Convention and they will be present exhibiting some of their product range in Doha.


Stand: 18 Name: Myrtha Pools Address: Via Solferino, 27 – 46043 Castiglione d/Stiviere (Mantova) - Italy Phone: +39 0376 94261 Website: www.myrthapools.com Founded in Italy in 1961, Myrtha Pools is leader in the swimming pool market. With more than 250 direct employees and over 300 worldwide dealers and installers, the Company has built pools in over 70 Countries. Myrtha Pools has developed its exclusive patented modular system Myrtha Technology - based on the use of laminated stainless steel panels - specialising in made-to-measure solutions for the realisation of big fast competition system pools. Myrtha Pools has been appointed as Official FINA Partner since 2009 and has been chosen as partner and supplier by Swimming Federations throughout the world.

Stand: 22 Name: Nabaiji Address: Quay de Floride, 8 Rue des Orangers, 64700 Hendaye, France Phone: +33 559 480202 Website: www.nabaiji.com Nabaiji, the brand who pep up the swimming world! As the swimming brand of Decathlon, Nabaiji was born in the Basque Country in 2009. Since then it has challenged the world of swimming, making it fun, colourful, and innovative to give everyone the desire to enjoy the benefits and pleasures of aquatic sports. Nabaiji search for excellence within the design of its products, working with the best partners in the aquatics world. Since June 2014, the swimmer Fabien Gilot has worked with the brand as a Technical Partner to help design the Nabaiji jerseys and equipment of tomorrow.

Stand: 15 Name: OMEGA SA Address: Rue Jakob-Stämpfli 96, 2500 Biel/Bienne 4 Phone: +41 32 343 92 11 Website: www.omegawatches.com Since 1848, OMEGA’s pioneering spirit has taken them to the moon, helped them conquer the oceans’ depths and allowed them to set more precision records than any other watch brand. It has also given them the opportunity to time the world’s greatest athletes at the most important sporting events, including 26 Olympic Games. OMEGA has been associated with FINA since 1973 and is proud that the partnership has been extended through 2021. With an unwavering commitment to innovation and quality and state-of-the-industry Master Co-Axial technology, OMEGA has been one of the world’s leading watchmakers for 166 years.



EXHIBITOR LISTINGS Stand: 11 Name: Save the Dream Address: The International Centre for Sport Security, PO Box 64163, Doha, Qatar Phone: +974 4430 8001 Website: www.theicss.org Save the Dream was established by the International Centre for Sport Security and the Qatar Olympic Committee to promote and protect the core values of sport for young people at a global level. Working with organisations across sport, art, media, education and technology, as well as United Nations bodies, international and non-governmental organisations, Save the Dream aims to empower young people and inspire societies towards a Goal where sport is free from violence, corruption and discrimination. Since its launch in 2012, Save the Dream has undertaken several diverse initiatives to empower youth to promote sport values in their societies.

Stand: 41 Name: Speedo International Ltd Address: Speedo House, Enterprise Way, ng2 Business Park, Nottingham NG2 1EN, United Kingdom Phone: +44 115 855 5000 Website: www.speedo.com The world’s leading swimwear brand, Speedo® is passionate about life in and around the water, creating revolutionary new technologies, designs and innovations and supporting swimming from grass-roots through to elite level. In the 1920s Speedo® made history with the Racerback: the world’s first non-wool suit. In 2008 Speedo® redefined swimwear again with Fastskin® LZR RACER® - the fastest and most technologically advanced swimsuit ever created. 2011 saw Speedo® unveil another world first with the Fastskin Racing System® - a cap, goggle and suit designed to work together as one. Speedo® is distributed in over 170 countries around the world; to find out more visit: www.speedo.com.

Stand: 5 Name: SWANS Address: 25-8, Chodo-3, Higashi-Osaka City, Osaka 577-0056, Japan Phone: +81 6 6783 1104 Website: www.swans.co.jp/english Since the inception of the company in 1911, they have been providing “Safety”, “Security”, and “Health & Comfort” to their customers for over a century, based on their technology to control light. In industrial safety area, they developed their products from safety eyewear to laser safety products and respiratory protective equipment according to expansion and growth in economy and processing technology. At the same time, in leisure and sports area, their products range has been developing from goggles for winter sports, swimming goggles to sports glasses, to accommodate rising health-consciousness of people.


Stand: 38 Name: TechnoGym Address: No. 19, West Corner Centre, Midmac Round About, Salwa Road, 24663 Doha- Qatar Phone: 974 44581686 Website: www.technogym.com Founded in 1983, Technogym is the world’s leading international supplier of products, services, and solutions in the Wellness and Fitness industry. Technogym provides a complete range of cardio, strength and movement equipment alongside networking solution and programmes. With over 2,200 employees and 14 branches globally, Technogym is present in over 100 countries. More than 65,000 Wellness centres in the world are equipped with Technogym and 35 million users train every day on Technogym. Technogym was the official supplier for the last five editions of the Olympic Games: Sydney2000, Athens 2004, Turin 2006, Beijing 2008, London 2012 and has been recently appointed as Official Supplier also for Rio 2016.

Stand: 32 Name: Thanyapura-Phuket Address: Phuket International Sports Club Ltd. (Head Office), 120/1 Moo7, T.Thepkasattri, A.Thalang, Phuket 83110 Phone: Website: www.thanyapura.com Thanyapura is Asia’s first integrated sports resort and purpose built world-class training facilities. Endorsed by various national and professional sporting teams around the world, it includes a 3-dimensional coaching model for the mind, body and soul. Thanyapura was created with the aim of helping others optimise their potential and live a more fulfilling life: through education, mind management, health and sport. Thanyapura, located on the tropical island of Phuket presents an inspiring destination for everyone, from elite athletes and teams through to corporate groups looking a motivating destination to take them to the next level in their chosen field.

Stand: 53 Name: The Look Company Address: 285 Al Waab Street, P.O. Box 22547, Doha, Qatar Phone: +974 4447 5769 Website: www.thelookcompany.qa The Look Company specialises in providing event and location branding solutions for Sport, Retail and Commercial customers globally. Recognised as the pioneer of the “Look of the Games”, the company’s expertise is in exploiting the entire available landscape and architecture, interior and exterior, to deliver imaginative and visually engaging fan and consumer environments. Established in 1998, in Ontario, Canada, TLC’s growth and success is driven by a passion for our craft, a culture that rewards innovation and a commitment to excellence in every engagement with Organising Committees, Sport Associations, Clubs, Venue Operators, Retailers and Commercial clients.



EXHIBITOR LISTINGS Stand: 8 Name: The Qatar Olympic Committee Address: P.O. Box 7494, Olympic Building, Doha, Qatar Phone: +974 44944638 Website: www.olympic.qa The Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) was founded on 14 March 1979, and joined the International, Continental and Regional Committees as follows: International Olympic Committee – 1980, Olympic Council of Asia (although first participated at the 8th Asian Games Bangkok in 1978 under the Asian Games Federation). – 1981, Arab Sports Games Federation – 1982. Organisation: General Assembly: Duties and Composition: The General Assembly is the supreme governing body of the Qatar Olympic Committee. It meets once a year. Board of Directors - Duties and Composition: The Board of Directors comprises representatives of main National Sports Federations. The General Assembly elects a Board of Directors for a period of four years in the year after the Olympic Summer Games. Mission: The mission of the Qatar Olympic Committee is to spread the practice of sport and physical recreation activities everywhere in Qatar so as to have harmonious development of men, women and youth in a true Olympic spirit and in accordance with the Olympic Charter.

Stand: 44 Name: TYRSport Address: 26 Quai de l’Alma 68100 Mulhouse Phone: +33 (0)3 89 06 09 61 Website: www.tyr.com / www.tyr-shop.fr Established in 1985 in Huntington Beach, CA by Steve Furniss and Joseph DiLorenzo, TYR was initially founded to serve the competitive swim market with fun and performance-driven fashionable prints. We’re a company started by athletes and populated by athletes. Like athletes, we work with an intense spirit of competition. We aim to create the fastest, most advanced technologies and products. Always. TYR has grown into a global swimming and triathlon brand with distributors worldwide.

Stand: 11 Name: UNESCO United Nations Address: 66, Lusail Street - West Bay, P.O Box 3945, Doha, Qatar Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Phone: +974 4411 3015 Website: www.unesco.org UNESCO works to create the conditions for dialogue among civilizations, cultures and peoples, based upon respect for commonly shared values. As the United Nations’ lead agency for Physical Education and Sport, providing guidance to governments, NGOs, and experts to debate the evolving challenges of physical education and sport, the organisation assists and advises Member States wishing to strengthen their training system in physical education and implement sport development programmes. Through intergovernmental mechanisms it coordinates activities with UN organisations, the sport movement, academia and international NGOs specialised in sport and physical education. Through its International Convention against Doping in Sport (2005), UNESCO harmonises anti-doping efforts worldwide and ensures the commitment of governments to implement the World Anti-Doping Code.


Stand: 1 Name: Water Technology, Inc. Address: 100 Park Avenue, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin 53916 USA Phone: +1 920 887 7375 Website: www.wtiworld.com WTI is the world’s leading authority in aquatic planning, design, and engineering of elite performance aquatic venues. Since 1983, WTI has provided aquatic athletes a stage to perform at their highest potential. Leveraged by our multi-faceted experience in recreation, entertainment, and aquatic sport venues, WTI works with athletes, coaches and manufacturers to design and develop these cutting-edge facilities. Any team can design an attractive pool. WTI will design a facility that will result in maximum revenue, programming, efficient operations, minimal salary expense, affordable maintenance supplies and equipment, security and supervision as well as long term owner satisfaction.

Stand: 12 Name: Windsor 2016 Address: Windsor 2016 FINA World Swimming Championships (25m), Office of the Mayor, City of Windsor, 350 City Hall Square West, WINDSOR, ON N9A 6S1 Phone: Peter Knowles, Executive Director: +44 (0)7766 463624 Website: www.fina-windsor2016.com For the very first time Canada will host the FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) when the world’s best swimmers gather in Windsor, on the shores of the historic Detroit River, for 13th edition of these great Championships in December 2016. Almost 1,000 swimmers from more than 160 countries are expected to attend the Championships and enjoy the very best of Windsor’s legendary hospitality. A truly unique international experience, great performances and fond memories are guaranteed! The City will be represented in Doha by the Mayor of the City of Windsor, the Executive Director of the Organising Committee and other senior officers and staff.

Stand: 10 Name: Variopool Address: Haarspit 3, 1724 BG Oudkarspel, the Netherlands Phone: +31 (0) 226 333 000 Website: HYPERLINK “http://www.variopool.nl” www.variopool.nl Variopool is an industry leading company specializing in the design, manufacture, installation and maintenance of movable swimming pool floors and bulkheads, as well as custom made aquatic products such as access lifts, pool covers and water slides. Variopool has over 45 years of experience since installing their very first moving floor in 1968. Their reference list includes over 600 custom pool floors and bulkheads installed in the world’s most famous aquatic centres and pool accommodations, including the London 2012 Olympics, the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and the 2015 FINA World Championships taking place in Kazan, Russia.



MEDIA PARTNER PROFILES Name: Around the Rings Address: 1776 Peachtree Street NW, Suite 436 North Atlanta, Georgia 30309, United States Phone: +1 404 874 1603 Website: www.aroundtherings.com Description: Since 1992, Around the Rings has been the undisputed global leader in news about the Olympics. ATR’s unparalleled access to decision-makers throughout the international federations and National Olympic Committees equals accurate, incisive, unparalleled information.

Name: FINA Aquatics World Magazine Address: FINA Office, Av. de l’Avant-Poste 4, 1005 Lausanne, Switzerland Phone: + 41 21 310 18 95 Website: www.fina.org

Description: The FINA Aquatics World Magazine is the official bimonthly magazine of the Fédération Internationale de Natation. Launched in January 2010, it features exclusive interviews of stars in Aquatics and leading figures, in-depth analysis by experts and the media in FINA’s six disciplines – Swimming, Water polo, Diving, Synchronised swimming, Open water and High diving.

Name: SportsPro Media Ltd. Address: 5 Prescot Street, London, E1, United Kingdom Phone: +44 (0) 20 7549 3250 Website: www.sportspromedia.com Twitter: @SportsPro Description: GET INSIDE THE INDUSTRY SportsPro has served the global sports industry since 2008, providing high-level content on the commercial, political and organisational aspects of global professional sport, across a variety of platforms. Its acclaimed monthly magazine, available in print and now via a dedicated app, offers expert commentary and opinion, and is established as the industry leader for high-level profiles, features and in-depth interviews. Experts in identifying trends, providing context and showcasing many of the industry’s leading figures, companies, brands, and events; SportsPro gets you inside the industry in more ways than ever before.


Name: Swimming Science Address: 509 Irving Ave. San Jose CA 95128, USA Phone: +1 408 905 6483 Website: www.swimmingscience.net Description: Swimming Science was created in 2010 with the goal of educating and improving the transparency of swimming science. Our active community provides research reviews and information a variety of sports science topics to help educate coaches and those passionate about swimming.

Name: Waterpoloworld Address: Tedinkweide 20, 7271 RD Borculo, The Netherlands Phone: +31652683593 Website: www.waterpoloworld.com

Description: Waterpoloworld is the world’s leading water polo dedicated news website. Founded in 1999, Waterpoloworld has become a daily stop for the global water polo community for all news, results and more on today’s top national and international water polo. A variety of social media accounts including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Google+ serve as a dynamic surrounding of the three editions (English, German and Dutch) of the Waterpoloworld website to form the number one platform worldwide for fans, players, coaches and other enthusiasts.



MORNING SWIMS INFORMATION Open to everyone, of all swimming abilities, our Morning Swims will kick-start your day the FINA way, Led by H2O Swim Club and AquaWallGym, participants will be treated to a unique Aquatics experience. Where: When: What to bring:

The Ritz-Carlton, 25 metre indoor pool 07:00 – 08:00 Swimwear, a towel, and lots of enthusiasm!

Sunday 30 November

Monday 1 December

Get in the pool with H2O swim club.

Aquatics training with a twist.

H2O Swim club was established in 2006 with the goal of providing a first- class year-round swim training program.

The AquaWallGym is the first mobile, aquatic equipment for training which combines the benefits of water with the physical properties of rubber tubes.

H2O’s first-class coaches will take you through their favourite training drills and improve your swimming skills.


Delegates are guaranteed a complete workout, getting the day off to the perfect start!

SOCIAL EVENTS We hope you enjoy your visit to Qatar, the peninsula surrounded by the Arabian Sea with magnificent beaches and dancing sand dunes. Located very much at the heart of Arabian Gulf you will experience here a unique mixture of culture and tradition, modern, trendy at the same time built under an exceptional architectural blend. World Aquatics Convention, Exhibition & FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) FINA Doha 2014 has the pleasure to welcome you in a well-balanced leisure activity programme and give you at same time insight of Qatar. Under the occasion of the 3rd FINA World Aquatics Convention and 12th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) all participants are invited to attend the events freely. However due to limited seats this will be on a first come first served basis. Date



Nov 28, 2014 Dhow Trip

Max participants up to 100 persons, on a first come first served basis. Dhow Trip in the water of Doha Cornice, offering an oriental BBQ.

Pick up:15:30 Return: 18:30

Dress code: casual Dec 02, 2014 Shouq

Max participants up to 100 persons, on a first come first served basis.

Pick up:15:30 Return: 18:30

A great place to visit for Arabian traditional items such as Oudh, Spices, colorful fabrics, traditional coffee houses, Arabian Falcons, located in between lanes and alleys with intriguing aromas and exciting flavors. A place to visit for local souvenir’s hand made by Qatari craftsmen. Dress code: casual Dec 05, 2014 Museum Of Islamic Art

Max participants up to 100 persons, on a first come first served basis.

Pick up:11:00 Return: 16:30

A fine piece of Islamic Art, designed by the world famous Japanese architect, IM Pei. Priceless collection of Antiques. Moments freezes as you gaze through the Arabian history. See the work of some of the extraordinary master craftsmen who droned the planet with their talent. Dress code: smart casual Private Groups: individuals who wish to go on their own and explore places in Qatar or wish to take the adventurous trips such Dunes Driving, Quad biking on sand dunes, private shopping, jet skiing or even wish to go for movies, can contact our travel desk at the Torch Hotel or at the Ritz Carlton, in order these to be organised. Extra charges apply. Our Travel desk will operated from November 27 to December 07, 2014 at the lobbies of the mentioned hotels, in a daily basis from 08:00 to 20:00. For more information /clarification of the FINA events social program, please contact Mr Asif Ummalil: 00974 33739343 Mrs Angela Cologne: 00974 66496247 Mr Renjith Kumar: 00974 66161487




Team Hotels

Transportation From / To

Start - End

Dedicate Bus

Nov. 29 - Dec 01, 2014

08:00 - 23:00

Team Hotel to FWAC

08:00 - 23:00

Every 120 minutes


Media Hotel

Transportation From / To

Start - End

Dedicate Bus

Nov. 29 - Dec 01, 2014

08:00 - 23:00

Media Hotel to FWAC

08:00 - 23:00

Every 120 minutes


Millennium Hotel

Transportation From / To

Start - End

Dedicate Bus

Nov. 29 - Dec 01, 2014

08:00 - 23:00

Millennium Hotel to FWAC

08:00 - 23:00

Every 120 minutes


Retaj Hotel

Transportation From / To

Start - End


Nov. 29 - Dec 01, 2014

08:00 - 23:00

Retaj Hotel to FWAC

08:00 - 23:00

Every 45 minutes


Hamad Aquatic Center Transportation From / To

Start - End

Dedicate Bus

Nov. 29 - Dec 01, 2014

08:00 - 19:00


08:00 - 19:00

Every 120 minutes


FINA Gala Dinner / SoirÊ Des Étoiles

Transportation From / To

Start - End


December 01, 2014

20:30 - 23:30

Hotel to Gala Dinner

19:30 - 21:00

Every 30 minutes

Gala Dinner to Hotel

22:30 - 24:00

FWAC - FINA World Aquatics Convention HAC - Hamad Aquatic Centre


WELCOME TO QATAR A trip to Doha transports you on a journey through time. An intriguing land that combines old world souqs and modern shopping malls, rolling sand dunes and state of art sport centres, remote Bedouin villages and an array of five star hotels. Doha defies an easy definition. It is a nation which encompasses old world charm and a proud heritage with breath-taking modernity. Souq Waqif remains at heart of Doha, a modern recreation of a traditional souq which comes alive with cafes, restaurants and shops selling everything from spices to silverware. It is a social hub for the city and popular with local residents and international travellers alike. The bustling West Bay area of Doha showcases all that the city boasts in stunning architecture and a visionary skyline made up of luxury hotels, restaurants and world-class shopping. Nearby, the Museum of Islamic Art is home to the largest collection of Islamic art in the world, celebrating the region’s rich heritage in the most modernistic of buildings, designed by the renowned architect IM Pei. It truly is a city where East meets West. Doha is continuing to emerge as a leading nation in sports development thanks to its state of the art sports facilities. It has a proven track record as a host city of major international events, and is building a sporting community in Qatar. The city enjoys sunshine year-round. When visiting, be respectful to local culture and dress modestly.



DOHA 2014 INFORMATION • The State of Qatar Doha continues to grow and evolve rapidly, with the population of Qatar now having grown over 2 Million with over half of it below the age of 30. The amazing blend of different nationalities and cultures makes the city an irresistibly interesting place to be. The Hamad International Airport, Doha’s new state of the art airport, has officially opened its doors. The new airport will raise the bar even higher in terms of airport efficiency, improved passenger convenience and state-of-the-art service standards. The airport will be able to handle 50 million passengers per year, accessing over 94 destinations worldwide, and will have the second largest capacity in the region. The new airport is a 15-minute drive from Doha’s city center, where most of the hotels are located. According to the Qatar National Vision 2030, there is a plan to connect the present and future, focusing on human development as one of its pillars. Qatar wants to equip its younger generation with the skills and motivation to contribute to society by fostering participation in a wide variety of cultural and sports activities. Over the last decade, Qatar has established itself as a leading country in the region for sports infrastructure by rolling out arenas of top international standard and hosting worldclass sporting events. The released calendar for 2014 in Qatar reaches more than 80 sport related events out of which 42 are international level. • Currency Qatari riyal (QR). Each Qatari riyal is divided into 100 dirhams. Notes in circulation are in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 50, 100 and 500. Coins worth QR 0.50 (fifty dirhams) and QR0.25 are legal tender but are rarely used. It is customary to round off to the nearest whole number. Exchange rate: fixed at US$1 = QR3.65 • Language Arabic is the official language. However English is widely spoken and understood. • Electricity Voltage is 240 AC at 50 cycles. As for electrical sockets, British Style Plug with one grounding blade and two flat blades are used. Plug adaptors can be find in any small supermarket around Doha.


• Weather in December The 12th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) Doha (QAT) will be held in December, which is the start of the winter season (December, January, and February) in Doha. The average temperature during the daytime is 15-30°C. In these months, winds can be fresh to occasionally strong. • Appropriate Clothing Men and women should dress modestly as a courtesy to both Qataris and Muslims. Swimsuits and beachwear are acceptable at the hotel beaches, but it is not appropriate to show too much skin in other public areas. Tops should cover the shoulders and upper arms, and skirts or shorts should fall to or below the knee. Women are not obliged to cover their hair. Visitors should be thoughtful of their clothing particularly in the Holy Month of Ramadan. The extreme heat and high humidity of summertime means light-weight fibres are advisable (clothes made from ‘wicking’ – high techpolyester - material are invaluable); covering up susceptible parts of your body whilst outside they will also prevent sunburn. However a jumper or wrap may be needed inside malls, cinemas and restaurants, as the air conditioning can be fierce. Wintertime can be chilly, especially in the evenings, and there is also a chance of rain, so coats and closed shoes will be useful. • Emergency Contacts Qatar Police Ambulance Service Fire Brigade Hamad General Hospital

999 999 999 974 4439 4444





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