International Swimming
Fédération Internationale de Natation
Founded19 July 1908; 113 years ago (1908-07-19)
AffiliationAssociation of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF)
HeadquartersLausanne, Switzerland
PresidentHusain Al-Musallam
Official website


FINA (French: Fédération internationale de natation, English: International Swimming Federation[a]) is the international federation recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC)[1] for administering international competitions 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 currently oversees competition in six aquatics sports: swimming, diving, high diving, artistic swimming,[2][3] water polo, and open water swimming.[4] FINA also oversees "Masters" competition (for adults) in its disciplines.[4]

On 24 July 2009, Julio Maglione of Uruguay was elected FINA President.[5]
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  1. ^ The International Olympic Committee online listing of the international federations.
  2. ^ "Synchronized swimming to be called artistic swimming". Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  3. ^ "FINA artistic swimming rules 2017-2021" (PDF). FINA. 13 September 2017. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  4. ^ a b FINA Sports page Archived 15 June 2013 at the Wayback Machine from the FINA website (; retrieved 2013-06-05.
  5. ^ Report from/on the 2009 FINA General Congress Archived 8 June 2015 at the Wayback Machine held on 24 July 2009 and published by FINA on 2009-07-24. Retrieved 2009-07-24.

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