FINIS Philippines is going all out on its mission to provide both the athletes and coaches the right mix of experience and education in an international environment program.
As for Vince Garcia, FINIS Philippines Managing Director, the company’s portfolio in terms of sponsoring and organizing swimming events and coaches training is getting bigger and bolder.
“We’re in the right direction as far as the company’s commitment to the development of swimming, as we provide an international-level environment of competition, while helping our local coaches receive a high-level education which they can use to strengthen their coaching career,” said Garcia, an active triathlete and coach/manager of Para triathletes.
After the successful Luzon and Visayas leg held in New Clark City in Tarlac and Iloilo City, respectively, Garcia announced that finally, after tight scheduling, the Mindanao legthe final meet in the three-series FINIS National Long Course Swimming Championship, is set to unfold this coming weekend (Sept. 30 to Oct. 1) in Digos City, Davao del Sur.
“It’s all systems go. After discussing the program of activities with other local organizers, nakakuha na tayo ng schedule for the Mindanao leg. See you all for the National Finals in Tarlac,” said Garcia.
The National Finals is set on Oct. 21 and 22 at the New Clark City in Capas.
Interested schools, clubs, and groups can send their entry forms and info kits at entry firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also download the info kits at https://drive.google.com/…/1UfHkUZfxTqdP2_KXu6Jvo_Vz, while the Info kits for the National Finals will be released soon. For inquiries, call or message 09177986586.
Garcia also said that FINIS also kicked off its ASCA (American Swim Coaches Assn) Swim coaching certifications for Levels 1 and 2 last September 16 and 17 in Quezon City.
Another coaching certification for Levels 1 and 2 is set on Oct. 14 and 15 (Bacolod City), Oct. 28 and 29 in Davao City and Nov. 4 and 5 in Quezon City, while Levels 3, 4 and 5 certification to be conducted by ASCA Chief Executive coach Chad Onken is scheduled on Nov. 20 and 21, and Nov. 22 and Nov. 25, at the Acropolis Greens Sports Complex Clubhouse.
“What does an ASCA certification mean? It means that you care about your continuing coaching education and your professional preparation. It marks you as a coach who is in the mainstream of the swim coaching profession, and willing to be examined and certified by an independent agency (ASCA),” said Garcia.