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FINA World Aquatics Day 2018


In January 2016, during the FINA Bureau Meeting held in Budapest, Hungary, a worldwide aquatic day was recognized to celebrate the aquatic sports around the world on a common day. The FINA World Aquatics Day is a day to celebrate and encourage the power of aquatic sports for social wellbeing and development in all corners of the world. It will be celebrated every year during the first weekend of July, before July 19th - the date of the foundation of FINA in London 1908, marking each year the anniversary of FINA.


The main objective is to encourage the masses around the globe to participate in physical activity in water; whether in pools, rivers, lakes or the open seas. Millions of people worldwide, indoor or outdoor, united with a common objective: to enjoy aquatic physical activity!


The annual event will offer an opportunity to promote the aquatic sports on a national and international level and increase the level of physical activity on all five continents. It will offer an opportunity to enhance and build on the work that is being carried out by FINA’s programme Swimming for All – Swimming for Life. It will also provide a notable platform to reinforce collaboration between FINA’s 208 National Member Federations. Thanks to the FINA World Aquatics Day the aquatic sports’ visibility in the media and the attractiveness of aquatics among youth will be raised significantly. In order to promote and popularize this initiative, a Commission was created within FINA Bureau and all the National Federations have been invited to conduct a particular event to underline the value of Aquatics and increase the physical activity around the World.



Angola - ANG Federacao Angolana de Natacao
Burundi - BDI Fédération Burundaise de Natation
Botswana - BOT Botswana Swimming Association
Egypt - EGY Egyptian Swimming Federation
Djibouti - DJI Fédération Djiboutienne de Natation
Gambia - GAM Gambia Swimming & Sport Aquatics Ass.
Ghana - GHA Ghana Swimming Association
Guinea - GUI Féd. Guinéenne de Natation
Libya - LBA Libyan Swimming Federation
Morocco - MAR Féd. Royale Marocaine de Natation
Malawi - MAW Malawi Swimming Federation
Mozambique - MOZ Federaçao Moçambicana de Nataçao
Rwanda - RWA Fédération Rwandaise de Natation Amateur
Senegal - SEN Fédération Sénégalaise de Natation
Sudan - SUD Sudan Amat. Swimming Association 
United Republic of Tanzania - TAN Tanzania Swimming Association
Zimbabwe - ZIM Zimbabwe Aquatic Union
Bahamas - BAH Bahamas Swimming Federation
Costa Rica - CRC Fed. Costarricense de Nat. y Afines
El Salvador - ESA Federacion Slavadorena de Deportes Acuaticos
Grenada - GRN Grenada Amateur Swimming Ass.
Guatemala - GUA Federacion Guatemalteca de Natacion
Guyana - GUY Guyana Swimming Association
Haiti - HAI Association Haïtienne de Natation, et de Sauvetage
Paraguay - PAR Federacion Paraguaya de Natacion
United States of America - USA US Aquatic Sports, Inc.
Venezuela - VEN Federacion Venezolana de Natacion
Bangladesh - BAN Bangladesh Swimming Federation
Bhutan - BHU Bhutan Aquatics Federation
Cambodia - CAM Khmere Fed. of Swimming Amateurs
Islamic Republic of Iran - IRI I. R. Iran Amateur Swimming Fed.
Jordan - JOR Jordan Swimming Federation
Kyrgyzstan - KGZ Kyrgyz Republic Swimming Federation
Macau, China - MAC Associacao de Natacao de Macau, China
Maldives - MDV Maldives Swim. & Water Sports Ass.
Mongolia - MGL Mongolian Amateur Swimming Fed.
Nepal - NEP Nepal Swimming Association
Pakistan - PAK Pakistan Swimming Federation
Palestine - PLE Palestinian Swimming Federation
Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste - TLS National Swimming Federation of Timor Leste
Austria - AUT Verband Osterreichischer Schw.
Cyprus - CYP Cyprus Amateur Swimming Association
Faroe Islands - FAR Faroes Swimming Association
Georgia - GEO Aquatic Sports Conf. Republic Georgia
Ireland - IRL Swim Ireland
Kosovo - KOS Kosovo Aquatic Sports Federation
Latvia - LAT Swimming Federation of Latvia
Republic of Moldova - MDA Water Kinds Sports Fed. Rep. Moldova
Malta - MLT Amateur Swimming Assoc. of Malta
Montenegro - MNE Montenegro Swimming Federation
Portugal - POR Portuguese Swimming Federation
Sweden - SWE The Swedish Swimming Federation
Ukraine - UKR Ukrainian Swimming Federation
Palau - PLW Palau Swimming Association
Vanuatu - VAN Vanuatu Swimming Federation

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