The FINA Open Water Swimming Development Program was a great success, held in conjunction with the Australian Open Water Swimming Championships.
The clinic enables interested individuals to keep up-to-date with many changes and worldwide growth underway. Shelley Taylor-Smith of the FINA Technical Open Water Swimming Committee said, "The FINA Congress will be held in Rome in July 2009 at the FINA World Swimming Championships. Many rules have been introduced as a result of inclusion into the Olympic Program. The rule book and open water swimming guidelines will both be updated."
Photo of the Open Water Swimming Clinic participants provided by FINA lecturer Dennis Miller of Fiji.