World Aquatics

World Aquatics, formerly known as the Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA), is the sole and exclusive world governing body for all Aquatics.  Since June 2021, under the presidency of Captain Husain Al Musallam, World Aquatics comprises 209 National Member Federations in the five continents.

World Aquatics new vision is "A world united by water, for health, life and sport" and mission: "To ensure the ability to participate, compete in and benefit from aquatic sports"

World Aquatics' daily activities can be summarised as follows:

  • Drive global awareness on the importance of physical activity through attractiveness of Aquatic disciplines;
  • Define rules for the harmonious worldwide development of Swimming, Water Polo, Diving, High Diving, Synchronised Swimming, Open Water Swimming and Masters;
  • Ensure application of principles for fair play and drug-free sport;
  • Reinforce the co-operation and mutual support with World Aquatics' National Member Federations in the five continents;
  • Encourage national authorities to make Swimming part of their educational strategy, through a worldwide "Swimming for All, Swimming for Life" programme;
  • Organise World Championships and other World Aquatics competitions to promote further the image of aquatic disciplines;
  • Assure a long-term calendar for its main competitions and strengthen the impact of World Aquatics' annual events;
  • Provide an increased visibility to the World Aquatics' Masters Championships, by organising them in conjunction with the World Aquatics' Championships;
  • Use present and new media opportunities and platforms to encourage people in sport;
  • Raise awareness on environmental sustainability: ‘Water is Our World’.