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FINA
FINA
or Fédération internationale de natation[a] (English: International
International
Swimming Federation) is the international federation recognised by the International
International
Olympic Committee (IOC)[1] for administering international competition in water sports. It is one of several international federations which administer a given sport or discipline for the IOC and international community. It is based in Lausanne, Switzerland. FINA
FINA
currently oversees competition in six aquatics sports: swimming, diving, high diving, artistic swimming,[2][3] water polo, and open water swimming.[4] FINA
FINA
also oversees "Masters" competition (for adults) in its disciplines.[4] On 24 July 2009, Julio Maglione of Uruguay
Uruguay
was elected FINA President.[5]

Contents

1 History 2 Members 3 Organisation 4 Presidents 5 Events

5.1 World Aquatics Championships 5.2 Discipline championships 5.3 Discipline world cups 5.4 Junior championships

6 See also 7 Notes 8 References 9 External links

History[edit] FINA
FINA
was founded on 19 July 1908 in the Manchester Hotel in London, UK at the end of the 1908 Summer Olympics
1908 Summer Olympics
by the Belgian, British, Danish, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian and Swedish Swimming Federations.[6] Number of national federations by year:

1908: 8 1928: 38 1958: 75 1978: 106 1988: 109 2000: 174 2008: 197 2010: 202 2012: 203 2015: 208[7] 2016: 207

Members[edit] Further information: List of FINA
FINA
Member Federations At the February 2015, FINA
FINA
Bureau meeting, Kosovo
Kosovo
became the 208th national federation of FINA.[8] Members are grouped by continent, and there are 5 continental associations of which they can choose to be a member:

Africa (52): African Swimming Confederation
African Swimming Confederation
(CANA) Americas (44): Swimming Union of the Americas (ASUA) Asia (44): Asia Swimming Federation
Asia Swimming Federation
(AASF) Europe (52): European Swimming League (LEN) Oceania (15): Oceania Swimming Association
Oceania Swimming Association
(OSA)

Note: The number following each continental name is the number of FINA members which fall into the given geographical area. It is not necessarily the number of members in the continental association. Organisation[edit] The FINA
FINA
membership meets every four years, usually coinciding with the World Championships. There are two types of normal or "ordinary" congress: General and Technical. FINA’s highest authority is the General Congress. Any technical issues concerning FINA’s five aquatic disciplines are decided by the Technical Congress. Each Congress has two voting members from each Member federation, plus the following non-voting members: the 22 members of the Bureau, the Honorary Life President, and all Honorary Members. The Technical Congress has the following additional non-voting members: all members from the respective Technical Committees.[9] "Extraordinary" Congress are also called from time to time, to deal with a specific topic or area of concern (e.g. an Extraordinary Congress was held with the 2009 World Championships to review the Masters swimming rules; there was a General Congress at the 2009 Worlds[10]). All Congress meetings are chaired by FINA's president.[9] Between Congress meetings of the entire membership, a smaller 22-member representative board, called the FINA
FINA
Bureau, meets to act in a timely manner on items which cannot wait until the entire body can forthgather. It is the Bureau that elects the FINA
FINA
Executive Officers.[11] Various committees and commission also help with the oversight of individual disciplines (e.g. the Technical Open Water Swimming Committee helps with open water), or topic-related issues (e.g. the FINA
FINA
Doping Panel).[12] Presidents[edit] Each presidential term is four years, beginning and concluding with the year following the Summer Olympics (i.e., 2013-2017 is the current term).

FINA
FINA
Presidents

Name Country Term

George Hearn  Great Britain 1908–1924

Erik Bergvall  Sweden 1924–1928

Émile-Georges Drigny  France 1928–1932

Walther Binner  Germany 1932–1936

Harold Fern  Great Britain 1936–1948 (*)

Rene de Raeve  Belgium 1948–1952

M.L. Negri  Argentina 1952–1956

Jan de Vries  Netherlands 1956–1960

Max Ritter  Germany 1960–1964

William Berge Phillips  Australia 1964–1968

Javier Ostos Mora[13]  Mexico 1968–1972

Dr. Harold Henning  United States 1972–1976

Javier Ostos Mora (2nd term)[13]  Mexico 1976–1980

Ante Lambaša  Yugoslavia 1980–1984

Robert Helmick  United States 1984–1988

Mustapha Larfaoui  Algeria 1988–2009

Dr. Julio Maglione  Uruguay 2009–present (re-elected in 2013)

Events[edit]

2008 FINA
FINA
World Cup swimming at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre

FINA
FINA
organizes one championship involving each of the five disciplines it oversees (the "World Championships"), as well championships and circuits in each of the disciplines.[14] World Aquatics Championships[edit] Main article: FINA
FINA
World Aquatics Championships The biggest FINA
FINA
event is the biennial World Aquatics Championships, currently held every odd year. It features competitions in all five aquatic disciplines. Prior to 2000, the event was held every 4 years, in the even year between (Summer) Olympic Games. Discipline championships[edit]

Swimming: World Swimming Championships (25m), (a.k.a. "Short Course Worlds"). Bi-annual event (in even years), swum in 25-meter length pool (Olympic and World Championships are in a 50m pool). Water Polo: Water Polo World Leagues (men's and women's). Diving: Diving
Diving
World Series. High Diving: High Diving
Diving
World Series. Open Water: World Open Water Swimming Championships (a.k.a. "Open Water Worlds"). Even years from 2000-2010. Artistic swimming: Synchro World Trophy.[2][3] Masters: World Masters Championships (a.k.a. "Masters Worlds"). Bi-annual, in even years. "Masters" competition is for adults (20 years old and up). This championships features all 5 disciplines.

Discipline world cups[edit] In addition to the championships events listed above, FINA
FINA
also organizes the following events:

Swimming: Swimming World Cup. Water Polo: Men's and Women's Water Polo World Cup. Every 4 years. Diving: Diving
Diving
World Cup. High Diving: High Diving
Diving
World Cup. Open Water: Marathon Swim World Series. Artistic Swimming: Synchro World Cup. Every 4 years.[2][3]

Junior championships[edit] A world-level championships restricted to a younger age, vary by discipline and gender:

Swimming: World Junior Swimming Championships. Water Polo: Junior and Youth Water Polo World Championships. Diving: Junior Diving
Diving
World Cup. Open Water: Junior Open Water Swimming World Championships. Artistic Swimming: World Junior Synchronised Swimming Championships.[2][3]

See also[edit]

FINA
FINA
Athletes of the Year International
International
Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) List of international sport federations Major achievements in swimming by nation

Notes[edit]

^ Official name in French. See Overview page of FINA's Constitution (page visited on 11 April 2016).

References[edit]

^ The International
International
Olympic Committee online listing of the international federations. ^ a b c d " Synchronized swimming
Synchronized swimming
to be called artistic swimming". Cbc.ca. Retrieved January 25, 2018.  ^ a b c d FINA
FINA
(September 13, 2017). " FINA
FINA
artistic swimming rules 2017-2021" (PDF). FINA. Retrieved January 25, 2018.  ^ a b FINA
FINA
Sports page Archived 15 June 2013 at the Wayback Machine. from the FINA
FINA
website (www.fina.org); retrieved 2013-06-05. ^ Report from/on the 2009 FINA
FINA
General Congress Archived 8 June 2015 at the Wayback Machine. held on 24 July 2009 and published by FINA
FINA
on 2009-07-24. Retrieved 2009-07-24. ^ The National Federation page on the FINA
FINA
website. ^ http://www.fina.org/H2O/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5077:kosovo-is-the-208th-fina-member&catid=225:highlight&Itemid=179 Archived 20 February 2015 at the Wayback Machine. ^ " Kosovo
Kosovo
is the 208th FINA
FINA
member". FINA. Archived from the original on 20 February 2015. Retrieved 21 February 2015.  ^ a b Structure Archived 2 September 2011 at the Wayback Machine.. FINA
FINA
official website. Retrieved 2011-09-11. ^ FINA
FINA
calendar of upcoming meetings. Retrieved 2008-11-01. ^ FINA
FINA
Bureau page[permanent dead link] of the FINA
FINA
website. ^ FINA
FINA
Committee list Archived 2 August 2012 at Archive.is ^ a b FINA
FINA
Honorary Life President Lic. Javier Ostos Mora passes away at 92 Archived 8 June 2015 at the Wayback Machine.. Published 2008-11-07 by FINA. Retrieved 2008-11-10. ^ FINA
FINA
Media Kit Archived 10 June 2015 at the Wayback Machine. for the 2010 FINA
FINA
World Aquatics Convention; published by FINA
FINA
on 2010-02-22; retrieved 2010-02-25. (The listing and structure of the "Events" section is based on the event listing in this packet.)

External links[edit]

www.fina.org FINA's website

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National members of FINA

Current Olympic Disciplines

Swimming Diving Open water Synchronized swimming Water polo

Other Disciplines

Masters High diving

Africa (CANA)

ALG ANG BDI BEN BOT BUR CAF CGO CHA CIV CMR COD COM CPV DJI EGY ERI ETH GAB GAM GBS GEQ GHA GUI KEN LBA LBR LES MAD MAR MAW MLI MOZ MRI MTN NAM NGR NIG RSA RWA SEN SEY SLE SOM SUD SWZ TAN TOG TUN UGA ZAM ZIM

Americas (ASUA)

North America

CAN USA

Central America and Caribbean (CCCAN)

ANT ARU BAH BAR BER BIZ CAY CRC CUB CUR DMA DOM ESA GRN GUA HAI HON ISV IVB JAM LCA MEX NCA PAN PUR SKN TCN TTO VIN

South America (CONSANAT)

ARG BOL BRA COL CHI ECU GUY PAR PER SUR URU VEN

Asia (AASF)

AFG BAN BRN BRU CAM CHN HKG INA IND IRI IRQ JOR JPN KAZ KGZ KOR KSA KUW LAO LIB MAC MAS MDV MGL MYA NEP OMA PAK PHI PLE PRK QAT SGP SRI SYR THA TJK TKM TLS TPE UAE UZB VIE YEM

Europe (LEN)

ALB AND ARM AUT AZE BEL BIH BLR BUL CRO CYP CZE DEN ESP EST FAR FIN FRA GBR GEO GER GIB GRE HUN IRL ISL ISR ITA KOS LAT LIE LTU LUX MDA MKD MLT MNE MON NED NOR POL POR ROU RUS SLO SMR SRB SUI SVK SWE TUR UKR

Oceania (OSA)

ASA AUS COK FIJ FSM GUM MHL NMA NZL PLW PNG SAM SOL TGA VAN

Pinnacle Events

Olympics FINA
FINA
World Aquatics Championships

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FINA
FINA
World Aquatics Championships

Editions

Belgrade 1973 Cali 1975 West Berlin 1978 Guayaquil 1982 Madrid 1986 Perth 1991 Rome 1994 Perth 1998 Fukuoka 2001 Barcelona 2003 Montreal 2005 Melbourne 2007 Rome 2009 Shanghai 2011 Barcelona 2013 Kazan 2015 Budapest 2017 Gwangju 2019 Fukuoka 2021 Doha 2023

Disciplines

Diving

1973 1975 1978 1982 1986 1991 1994 1998 2001 2003 2005 2007 2009 2011 2013 2015 2017

High diving

1973 1975 1978 1982 1986 1991 1994 1998 2001 2003 2005 2007 2009 2011 2013 2015 2017

Open water swimming

1973 1975 1978 1982 1986 1991 1994 1998 2001 2003 2005 2007 2009 2011 2013 2015 2017

Swimming

1973 1975 1978 1982 1986 1991 1994 1998 2001 2003 2005 2007 2009 2011 2013 2015 2017

Synchronised swimming

1973 1975 1978 1982 1986 1991 1994 1998 2001 2003 2005 2007 2009 2011 2013 2015 2017

Water polo

1973 1975 1978 1982 1986 1991 1994 1998 2001 2003 2005 2007 2009 2011 2013 2015 2017

Medalists

Diving High diving Open water swimming Swimming (men) Swimming (women) Synchronised swimming Water polo

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FINA
FINA
competitions

(excluding the World Aquatics Championships)

Swimming

World Championships (25m)

1993 1995 1997 1999 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010 2012 2014 2016 2018 2020

Men's medalists Women's medalists

World Cup

1988–89 1989–90 1991 1991–92 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1998–99 1999–2000 2000–01 2001–02 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

World Junior Championships

2006 2008 2011 2013 2015 2017 2019

Diving

World Series

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

World Cup

1979 1981 1983 1985 1987 1989 1991 1993 1995 1997 1999 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010 2012 2014 2016 2018

High Diving

World Cup

2014 2015 2016 2017

Artistic Swimming

World Series

2017 2018

World Junior Championships

1989 1991 1993 1995 1997 1999 2001 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010 2012 2014 2016 2018

World Cup (defunct)

1979 1985 1987 1989 1991 1993 1995 1997 1999 2002 2006 2010 2014

World Trophy (defunct)

2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

Open Water

World Series

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

World Championships (defunct)

2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010

Water Polo

World League

Men: 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

Women: 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

World Cup

Men: 1979 1981 1983 1985 1987 1989 1991 1993 1995 1997 1999 2002 2006 2010 2014 2018

Women: 1979 1980 1981 1983 1984 1988 1989 1991 1993 1995 1997 1999 2002 2006 2010 2014 2018

Multi-Event

World Masters

1986 1988 1990 1992 1994 1996 1998 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010 2012 2014 2015 2017

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International
International
swimming

FINA Olympic Games World Championships Short Course Worlds Junior Worlds Masters Worlds World Cup Geography Achievements by nation

Africa

CANA – African Championships African Games

Americas

UANA (AFC CCCAN CONSANAT USAS) – Caribbean Islands Championships Central American & Caribbean Championships South American Championships Pan American Games

Asia

AASF – Asian Championships Asian Games

Europe

LEN
LEN
– European Championships European Short Course Championships European Junior Championships European Games

Oceania

OSA – Oceania Championships Pacific Games

International

Pan Pacific Championships Universiade Commonwealth Games Mediterranean Games

Fédération Internationale de Natation

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Records in swimming

World records in swimming World junior records Masters world records IPC world records Deaf world records Textile best times

Area records

Senior

Africa Americas Asia Europe Oceania South America

Others

Baltic Commonwealth Nordic

National records

Africa

Algeria Angola Benin Botswana Burkina Faso Burundi Cameroon Cape Verde Central African Republic Chad Comoros Democratic Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo Côte d'Ivoire Djibouti Egypt Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Ethiopia The Gambia Ghana Guinea Guinea-Bissau Kenya Lesotho Liberia Libya Madagascar Malawi Mali Mauritius Morocco Mozambique Namibia Niger Nigeria Republic of the Congo Rwanda Senegal Seychelles Sierra Leone South Africa Sudan Swaziland Tanzania Togo Tunisia Uganda Zambia Zimbabwe

Americas

North America

Canada United States

Central America and Caribbean

Antigua & Barbuda Aruba Bahamas Barbados Bermuda British Virgin Islands Cayman Islands Costa Rica Cuba Curaçao Dominican Republic El Salvador Grenada Guatemala Haiti Honduras Jamaica Mexico Nicaragua Panama Puerto Rico Saint Lucia Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Trinidad & Tobago United States
United States
Virgin Islands

South America

Argentina Bolivia Brazil Chile Colombia Ecuador Guyana Paraguay Peru Suriname Uruguay Venezuela

Asia

Afghanistan Bahrain Bangladesh Brunei Cambodia China Chinese Taipei Hong Kong India Indonesia Iran Iraq Japan Jordan Kazakhstan Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Laos Lebanon Macau Malaysia Maldives Mongolia Myanmar Nepal Oman Pakistan Palestine Philippines Qatar Saudi Arabia Singapore South Korea Sri Lanka Syria Tajikistan Thailand Turkmenistan UAE Uzbekistan Vietnam Yemen

Europe

Albania Andorra Armenia Austria Azerbaijan Belarus Belgium Bosnia and Herzegovina Bulgaria Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Faroe Islands Finland France Georgia Germany Gibraltar Great Britain (Scotland) Greece Hungary Iceland Ireland Israel Italy Kosovo Latvia Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Macedonia Malta Moldova Monaco Montenegro Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Romania Russia San Marino Serbia Slovakia Slovenia Spain Sweden Switzerland Turkey Ukraine

Oceania

American Samoa Australia Cook Islands Fiji Guam Hawaii Marshall Islands Micronesia New Caledonia New Zealand Northern Mariana Islands Palau Papua New Guinea Samoa Solomon Islands Tahiti Tonga

Championships and Games records

World events

Olympics World Championships World Cup Universiade World Junior Championships

Africa

African Championships African Games

Americas

Pan American Games

Central America and Caribbean

Central American and Caribbean Championships Caribbean Island Swimming Championships Central American Games Central American and Caribbean Games

South America

South American Championships South American Games

Asia

Asian Championships Asian Games Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games South Asian Games Southeast Asian Games Southeast Asian Championships

Europe

European Championships European Junior Championships European Games

Oceania

Oceania Championships

Community

Australian Championships CARIFTA Championships Commonwealth Games Games of the Small States of Europe José Finkel Trophy Maccabiah Maria Lenk Trophy Mediterranean Games Pacific Games Pan Pacific Championships Mare Nostrum USA Championships

Elite athletes with a disability

Paralympic Games Deaf World Championships

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Water polo

FINA LEN USA Water Polo Hall of Fame List of water polo players Achievements by nation

Basics

Glossary History

Blood in the Water match

Rules Equipment

ball cap

Positions

hole set goalkeeper

Eggbeater kick

Variations

Canoe polo Inner tube water polo

Competitions

World

Olympic Games World Championships

U20 U18

World Cup

men women

World League Holiday Cup World Trophy

Continental

Asian Games European Championships

U19 U17

European Games Europa Cup Pan American Games

Collegiate

Universiade NCAA Water Polo Championships

men women

Clubs

World Club Challenge Men

Champions League Euro Cup Super Cup

Women

Euro League LEN
LEN
Trophy Super Cup

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International
International
sports federations

ASOIF (28) Summer Olympics Federations

WA (archery) IAAF (athletics) BWF (badminton) FIBA
FIBA
(basketball) AIBA (boxing) ICF (canoeing) UCI (cycling) FEI (equestrianism) FIE (fencing) FIFA
FIFA
(football/soccer) IGF (golf) FIG (gymnastics) IHF (handball) FIH (field hockey) IJF (judo) UIPM (modern pentathlon) FISA (rowing) WR (rugby) WS (sailing) ISSF (shooting) FINA
FINA
(aquatic sports) ITTF (table tennis) WT (taekwondo) ITF (tennis) ITU (triathlon) FIVB (volleyball) IWF (weightlifting) UWW (wrestling)

AIOWF (7) Winter Olympics Federations

IBU (biathlon) IBSF (bobsleigh and skeleton) WCF (curling) IIHF (ice hockey) FIL (luge) ISU (skating sports) FIS (skiing sports)

ARISF (39) Others recognised by IOC

FAI (air sports) IFAF (american football) FIA (auto racing) FIB (bandy) WBSC (baseball and softball) FIPV (basque pelota) WCBS (billiard sports) CMSB (boules) WB (bowling) WBF (bridge) ICU (cheer) FIDE
FIDE
(chess) UIAA (mountaineering) ICC (cricket) WDSF (dance sport) FMJD (draughts) IFF (floorball) WFDF (flying disc) WKF (karate) IKF (korfball) ILSF (life saving) FIM (motorcycle sport) IFMA (muay Thai) INF (netball) IOF (orienteering) FIP (polo) UIM (powerboating) IRF (racquetball) FIRS (roller sports) ISMF (ski mountaineering) IFSC (sports climbing) WSF (squash) IFS (sumo) ISA (surfing) TWIF (tug-of-war) CMAS (underwater sports) FISU (university sports) IWWF (waterski and wakeboard) IWUF (wushu)

Others in GAISF (21)

IAF (aikido) IFBB (body building) ICSF (casting) WDF (darts) IDBF (dragon boat) IFA (fistball) IGF (go) IFI (ice stock sport) JJIF (ju-jitsu) FIK (kendo) WAKO (kickboxing) FIL (lacrosse) WMF (minigolf) IPF (powerlifting) FIAS (sambo) FISav (savate) ISTAF (sepaktakraw) ISFF (sleddog) ISTF (soft tennis) CIPS (sport fishing)

GAISF observer members (9)

WAF (arm wrestling) WDA (dodgeball) FIFG (footgolf) IUKL (kettlebell lifting) IFP (poker) IPSF (pole dance) ITSF (table football/soccer) RLIF (rugby league) IPF (padel)

Others (20)

ARI (australian rules football) IBA (bodyboarding) PBA (bowls) IFBA (broomball) WCF (croquet) IGAA (gaelic football and hurling) IKF (kabaddi) IMMAF (mixed martial arts) WMRA (mountain running) IPSC (practical shooting) IQA (quidditch) IFMAR (radio-controlled racing) IRF (rogaining) WSSF (snowshoe running) ISF (skyrunning) WSSA (sport stacking) ITPF (tent pegging) FIT (touch football) ITRA (trail running) IAU (ultra running)

International
International
Olympic Committee International
International
World Games Association Global Association of International
International
Sports Federations

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