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FINA World Aquatics Day 2019


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
Cameroon - CMR Fédération Camerounaise de Natation
Comoros - COM Comoros Islands Swimming Federation
Djibouti - DJI Fédération Djiboutienne de Natation
Ghana - GHA Ghana Swimming Association
Guinea - GUI Féd. Guinéenne de Natation
Kenya - KEN Kenya Swimming Federation
Lesotho - LES Lesotho Swimmers Association
Morocco - MAR Féd. Royale Marocaine de Natation
Mozambique - MOZ Federaçao Moçambicana de Nataçao
Namibia - NAM Namibia Swimming Union
Rwanda - RWA Fédération Rwandaise de Natation Amateur
Senegal - SEN Fédération Sénégalaise de Natation
South Africa - RSA Swimming South Africa
Eswatini - SWZ Eswatini Swimming Association
Uganda - UGA Uganda Amateur Swimming Ass.
United Republic of Tanzania - TAN Tanzania Swimming Association
Zambia - ZAM Zambia Amateur Swimming Union
Zimbabwe - ZIM Zimbabwe Aquatic Union
Argentina - ARG Confederacion Argentina de Natacion
Aruba - ARU Arubaanse Zwembond
Bahamas - BAH Bahamas Swimming Federation
Bolivia - BOL Federacion Boliviana de Natacion
Canada - CAN Aquatic Federation of Canada
Colombia - COL Federacion Colombiana de Natacion
Costa Rica - CRC Fed. Costarricense de Nat. y Afines
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
Nicaragua - NCA Federacion de Natacion de Nicaragua
Peru - PER Federacion Peruana de Natacion
El Salvador - ESA Federacion Slavadorena de Deportes Acuaticos
St. Kitts and Nevis - SKN St. Kitts and Nevis Swimming Federation
Saint Lucia - LCA St. Lucia Amateur Swimming Ass.
Trinidad and Tobago - TTO Am. Swim. Ass. of Trinidad & Tobago
United States of America - USA USA Synchro
Uruguay - URU Federacion Uruguaya de Natacion
Venezuela - VEN Federacion Venezolana de Natacion
Cambodia - CAM Khmere Fed. of Swimming Amateurs
Democratic People's Republic of Korea - PRK Am. Swimming Ass. DPR Korea
Islamic Republic of Iran - IRI I. R. Iran Amateur Swimming Fed.
Jordan - JOR Jordan Swimming Federation
Kyrgyzstan - KGZ Kyrgyz Republic Swimming Federation
Nepal - NEP Nepal Swimming Association
Pakistan - PAK Pakistan Swimming Federation
Palestine - PLE Palestinian Swimming Federation
Saudi Arabia - KSA Saudi Arabia Swimming Federation
Tajikistan - TJK Swimming Federation of Tajikistan
Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste - TLS National Swimming Federation of Timor Leste
Yemen - YEM Yemen Union Swimming
Austria - AUT Verband Osterreichischer Schw.
Bosnia and Herzegovina - BIH Swim. Federation Bosnia-Herzegovina
Cyprus - CYP Cyprus Amateur Swimming Association
Czech Republic - CZE Czech Swimming Fédération
Faroe Islands - FAR Faroes Swimming Association
Ireland - IRL Swim Ireland
Kosovo - KOS Kosovo Aquatic Sports Federation
Lithuania - LTU Lithuanian Swimming Federation
Malta - MLT Amateur Swimming Assoc. of Malta
Montenegro - MNE Montenegro Swimming Federation
Netherlands - NED Koninklijke Nederlandse Zwembond
Portugal - POR Portuguese Swimming Federation
Romania - ROU Romanian Swimming Federation
Russian Federation - RUS All-Russian Swimming Federation
Slovakia - SVK Slovak Swimming Federation
Sweden - SWE The Swedish Swimming Federation
Ukraine - UKR Ukrainian Swimming Federation
Palau - PLW Palau Swimming Association
Papua New Guinea - PNG Papua New Guinea Amateur Swim. Union
Samoa - SAM Samoa Swimming Ass. Inc.

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