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FINA World Aquatics Convention
MICHAEL PHELPS

• Bowman and Marsh to speak at 3rd FINA Swimming Coaches Golden Clinic
• Bill Furniss, Fred Vergnoux, Ben Titley, Magnus Kjellberg also confirmed
• Coaches Clinic a key highlight of the FINA World Aquatics Convention
• Biggest gathering of elite coaches since Rio 2016

Coaching superstars Bob Bowman and David Marsh are confirmed to speak at the FINA Swimming Coaches Golden Clinic in Windsor, Canada, 4-5 December 2016.

As head coaches of the hugely successful men’s and women’s 2016 U.S. Olympic Swimming Team, Bowman and Marsh oversaw a programme that redefined success.

With 16 gold medals — three fewer than the rest of the world combined — and 33 overall, USA Swimming won nearly half of the medals presented in the pool competition.

Joining Bowman and Marsh is British Swimming’s Head Coach Bill Furniss, and Royal Spanish Swimming Federation Coach Fred Vergnoux.

Furniss previously coached four-time Olympic medallist Rebecca Adlington, before leading British Swimming (at Rio 2016) to its biggest Olympic medal haul since 1984.

Vergnoux is no stranger to records – over 244 have been broken under his watch. He now coaches Mireia Belmonte who, on winning the 200m Butterfly in Rio, became the first Spanish woman to win an Olympic Swimming gold medal.

Completing the stellar line-up is Ben Titley, Head Coach of the 2016 Canadian Olympic Swimming Team, and Magnus Kjellberg, Coach and Swim Analyst for Japan Swimming Federation.

Titley oversaw a team that, courtesy of 16-year-old sensation Penny Oleksiak, won its first gold medal in 24 years. The team also broke 14 Canadian records, and amassed more medals (6) than in its previous four Olympics combined (5).

Kjellberg played a key role in Japan’s 34-swimmer team – the 2nd biggest team in its Olympic history – taking home a total of nine medals in Swimming and Synchronised Swimming.

“We’re delighted to announce some of the biggest names in coaching for this year’s Coaches Clinic,” says FINA President, Dr Julio C. Maglione.

“It really is a unique opportunity to meet the people responsible for guiding our stars to Olympic glory, as well as a chance for them to unveil the secrets of their success.”

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