Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA) is the International Federation (IF) recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for administering international competition in the aquatic sports (its name translated from French is "International Swimming Federation"). It is one of several IFs which administers a given sport/discipline for the IOC and/or international community. It is based in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Number of national federations by year:
|Harold Fern||1936–1948 (*)|
|Rene de Raeve||1948–1952|
|Jan de Vries||1956–1960|
|William Berge Phillips||1964–1968|
|Dr. Harold Henning||1972–1976|
|Javier Ostos (2)||1976–1980|
FINA also sponsors several annual series of events, typically one in each discipline. These include:
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin expresses his gratitude in a phone conversation with Julio CA[c]sar Maglione, President of the International Swimming Federation, for appointing Kazan host of the 2015 World Aquatics Championships.
Jul 15, 2011; Vladimir Putin gave his assurance that the championships will be conducted at the very highest level. He also congratulated Julio...