In their build up to the 2018 Junior Pan Pacific Swimming Championships, Fiji Swimming partnered up with Let’s Swim Fiji to host and facilitate a FINA Swimming Clinic for officials.

One of the goals of the clinic is to expand the capacity of the Fiji Swimming technical officials officiating at the 2018 Junior Pan Pacs as well as have a number of qualified technical officials in Fiji.

Facilitating the clinic was FINA Technical Committee member Lesley Huckins.

Lesley Huckins speaking to Fiji One News reporter at the FINA Technical Officials Workshop

Lesley has been involved in administration, coaching and technical official roles since 1982 after also being a swimmer herself. She is now a New Zealand qualified referee and is the chair of the Swimming New Zealand Technical Advisory Committee.

On an international stage Lesley is also very active, as well as being on FINA List 18 and regularly attends international events as a technical official with her latest events being the V Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa where she was the FINA Technical Delegate, 5th FINA World Junior Championships in Singapore and 16th FINA World Championships in Russia.

The workshop was held from the 20th-22nd and was attended by over 20 technical officials from around the swimming community in Fiji.


Attending the workshop as well was Team Canada’s Kelly Garagan who will be officiating at the Junior Pan Pacs as starter.

Kelly Garagan speaking Fiji One News reporter at the workshop (21/08/2018)

The 2018 Junior Pan Pacific Swimming Championships will be held from the 23rd-26th of August at the Damodar Aquatic Centre.

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Story by: Eugene Vollmer, Fiji Swimming (22/08/2018)