National synchronised swimmer Jacqueline Lim has been given a boost after she left on Sunday to attend the FINA (International Swimming Federation) Development Clinic for Synchornised Swimming Coaches and Judges in Indonesia.
The 20-year-old was selected by the Brunei Amateur Swimming Association (BASA) to participate in the Nov 12-21 event.
According to a press release from BASA, the event hosted by Persatuan Renang Seluruh Indonesia (PRSI) covers coaching skills, judging skills for technical, figures and free routines at pool and familiarisation of FINA Synchro Swimming Rules for 2013-2017.
The trip was made possible with the sponsorship from BASA and the Department of Youth and Sports.
FINA's website states that its Clinics for Coaches (Technical Courses) are intended to train coaches of all levels through courses led by an expert.
The main objective is to provide basic training through courses in their respective disciplines.
"To support successful performances in the pool, your coaches need to be provided with the best education and training," states the website.
The FINA Clinics for Officials (Judges and Referees), meanwhile, are intended to help national federation to provide training to judges and referees through courses led by an expert.
"In order to support successful performances in the pool, your judges and referees need the best education and training," states the website.
Lim, who has been a member of the synchronised swimming team since 2010, has been training under coach Nur Anna Muin for the past three years.
Her best achievement so far is winning a gold medal at the 8th Panasonic Hong Kong Synchronised Swimming Open Competition 2012 last December.
The 20-year-old finished top of the podium in the Open Free Solo event after tallying a total of 55.663 points, beating the Philippines' duo of Alussa Mary Dela Rosa (55.570) and Nissi Jemimah with score of (55.130) for the top prize.
She also managed a silver medal in the duet technical event at the 7th Singapore National Synchronised Swimming Open Competition with partner Nurhafizah Ahmad in July last year.
Lim also finished fifth in the solo technique event after scoring 59 points in Singapore, where she was ranked seventh in the solo free event.
Among Lim's other achievements include a bronze medal at the 6th Singapore National Synchronised Swimming Open Competition in 2011.