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FINAFédération Internationale de Natation (FINA) – International Swimming Federation – is the International Federation (IF) recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for administering international competition in the aquatic sports. 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.

FINA currently oversees competition in five aquatic sports: swimming, diving, synchronized swimming, water polo and open water swimming.

The current President of FINA is Mustapha Larfaoui of Algeria.


FINA was founded in July 19, 1908 on Manchester Hotel in London in the end of the 1908 Summer Olympics by the Belgian, British, Danish, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Swedish Swimming Federations.

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The FINA World Championships after Manchester 2008 will be in Rome in 2009. It will have all five aquatic disciplines - swimming (50m), diving, water polo, synchronised swimming and open water swimming.