Ngetcell-Sports (The Gambia) The Gambia Swimming Association on Sunday 24th 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, was 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 during 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 and were ready to learn everything. We looking forward to the results later this month, and I’m quite optimistic that many of them will pass the exams,” said Arfang.
For his part, the Instructor Samuel Greetham, commended the participants for their corporations during lessons and urged them to stay focus as swimming officials. The British swimming Director went on to loud the level of dedication and commitment that the participants manifested during the training.
“I have hopes in you all, and I know you can do it. Gambia is a blessed country with unique sea sides that can be used to explore talents. I will be more than willing to come back again to train many Gambians in open water swimming,” Samuel said while calling for support for Gambian swimming, which he said can enhance international achievements.
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 days’ training results comes out later this month.
By Omar Jarju/AN/Ngetcell