2002 Central American & Caribbean Games in El Salvador
Nikia Deveaux (BAH) second from right
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ASUA/CCAN President appointed to FINA Bureau:
Mr. Orban Mendoza of Puerto Rico,
President of the Amateur Swimming Union of the Americas ("ASUA") and the
Central American and Caribbean Amateur Swimming Confederation ("CCCAN")
and formerly a member of the FINA Technical Swimming Committee, was
elected to the FINA Bureau during the Technical Swimming Congress held
during the 2005 FINA WOrld Swimming Championships in Montreal, Quebec,
Canada. Mr. Mendoza replaces Mr. Manuel de Jesus also of Puerto Rico on
the FINA Bureau, the highest body within the sports International
Federation. SwimBahamas.com extends its congratulations to Mr. Mendoza
on this major accomplishment. Mr. Mendoza last visited The Bahamas in
2001 when he conducted a Swimming Officials Clinic under the auspices of
the FINA Development Programme. Mr. Javier Careaga of Mexico succeeded
Mr. Mendoza on the FINA Technical Swimming Committee.
So when is the BSF going to hold its elections?
SwimBahamas.com has been peppered with e-mails and phone calls
asking when is the BSF going to hold elections of Officers for the
2005/2007 period. Constitutionally, elections were due during January 2005
but the current Executive has been ominously silent on the topic and no
General Congress Meetings of the BSF have been held since March of 2003.
That means that in the 2 years and 8 months that they
have held office, the current Executive has failed to present reports from
any of the elected Officers, but more importantly, has also failed to
produce a single Financial Report of any kind. So much for "openness and
transparency"! Anyway, elections are now scheduled for 6.00 P.M. on 14th
November, 2005, at the Betty Kelly Kenning National Swim Complex. Expect a
controversial and provocative meeting as the current Executive attempts to
explain 32 months worth of activity in a few short hours. Also, the next
Executive will only hold office for 15 months, until January 2007, not the
usual 2 years.
Check out our Links page and click on over to see how
our Bahamian college swimmers are doing as they prepared for the NCAA Swimming
Championships in March.
Want to beef up your knowledge on the finer points of swim training? Check out
these and other fine articles by Wayne
Goldsmith, the innovative Australian Sports Scientist formerly with
Australian Swimming Inc. and currently the High Performance Manager for
Triathlon Australia (articles require Microsoft Word): SWIMEATS: a guide for swimmers, parents,
coaches and clubs on High Performance Nutrition for Swim Meets. FFAST: an article on "Fast Finishes - Aggressive Starts and Turns". Power On - Power Off: The Power
Circle training process. Speed vs. Effort: an article
on the difference between speed and effort during meets.
or visit his website at MoreGold.com.
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