FINA Development Centre

FINA Development Centre

On 22 September 2018, the Sport Ministry of the Republic of Tatarstan and International Swimming Federation (FINA) signed a cooperation agreement to establish the FINA Development Centre in Kazan. The Kazan Centre joins other hubs in the United States, Thailand and Senegal.

About Centre

The Centre aims to provide aquatic athletes from different nations with training opportunities for competitions, like the World Championships or Olympic Games, as well as to host training courses for athletes and coaches.

The FINA Development Programme consists in five modules:

  • FINA Scholarships (for athletes)

  • FINA Clinics (for coaches and officials)

  • FINA Schools (for officials)

  • FINA Coaches Certification Programme

  • FINA World Seminars

Venue and infrastructure

The FINA Development Centre is based at the Olympiets Sports Complex of the Kazan Olympic Reserve School. The venue was commissioned in 2013 and a swimming pool was built there in 2015. This is one of the pool basins used during the 16th FINA World Championships in 2015 and in the aftermath moved to the sports complex.

The pool is equipped with everything required for effective training. The pool has ten 50 m lanes. Swimming and water polo teams from Tatarstan train in the Olympiets pool. The pool meets all international FINA standards and is maintained by a professional team.

The centre operates under the supervision of experienced head coach of the highest category Gulnara Garipova, who trains a number of athletes that have achieved high results in swimming. The head coach works closely with the Russian Swimming Federation, whose experts help to develop individual training plans for each athlete, taking into account physical fitness, abilities and a personal sports plan for the year. The centre employs a number of experts who help the effective growth of each athlete.

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