Swimming Association of Maldives, in conjunction with the International Swimming Federation (FINA) and Maldives Media Institute (MMI), has opened applications for FINA Media Clinic for Open Water Swimming.
The first such clinic in the Maldives, it aims to train media experts for Swimming Association's initiative to promote Maldives as an open water swimming destination. The program will also prepare local media outlets to cover the 13th National Open Water Swimming Competition and 1st National Aquathlon Championship to be held in Kaafu Atoll's Dhiffushi on July 20 and 21.
Accordingly, the contents to be covered in the clinic include development and opportunities in open water swimming, aspects covered by the media, camera angles and image framing, technical issues and social media presentation.
Swimming Association stated that no fees will be charged for the 30 slots available in the FINA Media Clinic. However, priority will be given to participants with backgrounds in reporting water sports, individuals that contribute to activities of the association, and those hailing from photography and videography firms and media outlets.
The clinic's sessions will be conducted by FINA open water veteran, Colin Hill.