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GSA ends 3-day technical clinic for officials

Apr 26, 2016, 11:20 AM | Article By: Omar Jarju, GSA Media Officer

The Gambia Swimming Association on Sunday 24 April 2016 ended a three-day open water technical training clinic for thirty swimming officials at the Gambia National Olympic House in Kanifing.

The clinic instructed by Samuel Greetham, a member of the FINA open water swimming technical committee and director of British Swimming, is meant to offer technical proficiency and help develop best practices that can help the National Association to succeed.

The training is also part of series of lined-up activities by the GSA to enhance pool performances, by providing the required information for Judges and Referees.

Speaking at the closing ceremony, Arfang Y. Jobe, the technical director of the Gambia Swimming Association, thanked the clinic instructor Samuel Greetham, saying he did justice to his deliberations during the clinic.

“I am very much excited with what I saw from the participants during the three days; they’ve showed commitment, ready to learn everything said Arfang. We looking forward to the results later this month, and I’m quite optimistic that many of them will pass the exams, he concludes.

For his part, the instructor Samuel Greetham thanked the participants for their cooperation during the clinic and urged them to stay focused as swimming officials.

The British swimming director went on to loud the level of dedication and commitment the participants manifested during the training.

“I have hope in you all, and I know you can do it. The Gambia is a blessed country with unique seaside’s that can be used to explore talents,” he said.

“I will be more than willing to come back again to train many Gambians in open water swimming.”

Samuel also calls for support for Gambian swimming, saying with support ,The Gambia can achieve a lot in international championships.

Arfang Y. Jobe, Amadou Danso, Yoro Njie, Basiru Drammeh and Cherno Jefaru Krubally, were the five Gambian officials appointed in the FINA open water swimming commission in January 2013, and more is expected from swimming officials after the three-day training results come out later this month.