May 25, 2011
Cornel Marculescu, FINA Executive Director
Dear Mr. Marculescu,
My name is Scot Hunsaker and I am president of Counsilman – Hunsaker which is an international aquatic engineering, planning, and design firm. I had the pleasure of meeting you this past fall in Punta del Este at the 1st FINA World Aquatic Conference of which our firm was an Official Supporter. We look forward to the second edition in 2012, and are eager to continue our commitment to the FINA Family, to which we were so warmly received by you and President Maglione.
Our company continues to expand consultancy services for new and refurbished pools in the United States, and to an increasingly large extent, worldwide. I will be attending the 14th FINA World Championships in Shanghai in July. At that time, we may be able to discuss a item that will support FINA in its goal to make aquatic sports truly universal.
Over the past year, our company has received numerous requests for Dry Land Diving Training Facilities to be created for new construction of Aquatic Facilities. Also, we have received requests to add Dry Land Diving Training Facilities to existing Aquatic Facilities. We have reviewed the current FINA Handbook, and in the Facilities Section there is no reference to Dry Land Diving Training Facilities. Is it possible that you could provide us with any guidelines that FINA may have previously developed for the dimensions and requirements of equipment in these facilities?
If these guidelines do not exist, we respectfully request that FINA consider developing them and making them available in future Handbooks and / or posting them on the FINA website. Counsilman Hunsaker would be happy to help in this effort.
We know that this is an extremely busy time for you in the two months leading up to the XIV FINA World Championships. Best wishes for great success in Shanghai, and in advance, thank you for your kind consideration of our request.
D. Scot Hunsaker