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Poliana Okimoto (silver), Aurélie Muller (gold) and Ana Marcela Cunha (bronze) at the 2016 FINA/HOSA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Photo by FINA
Photo by Javier Blazquez of Christine Jennings, surrounded by Olympian Angela Maurer on her left, Olympian Melissa Gorman on her right, and Olympian Poliana Okimoto behind her in the 5 km race at the 2008 World Open Water Swimming Championships in Sevilla, Spain in an example of open water swimming physicality including impeding that is officiated by FINA members of the Technical Open Water Swimming Committee
Induction presentation by Dale Petranech at the ISHOF 1996 ceremony

noun - FINA is the acronym for Fédération Internationale de Natation Amateur, the international governing body of swimming, water polo, diving, synchronized swimming and open water swimming, recognized by the International Olympic Committee for administering international aquatic competitions. It was founded in 1908 and is run by the FINA Bureau and is headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland with Cornel Marculescu as its long-time Executive Director. Its open water swimming discipline is officiated by members of the FINA Technical Open Water Swimming Committee (or TOWSC).

FINA also includes a FINA Coaches Commission and a FINA Sports Medicine Committee.

FINA sanctions the FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix, FINA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup, FINA Junior Open Water Swimming Championships and the 5 km, 5 km Team Pursuit, 10 km and 25 km races at the FINA World Swimming Championships, and oversees the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim at the Summer Olympic Games. FINA also awards the FINA Athletes of the Year.

FINA sanctions the FINA Open Water Swim World Events (or the FINA Open Water Mass Swimming World Series), a non-elite open water swimming series that are conducted on the same courses as the FINA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup courses and dates.


FINA administers two different global open water swimming circuits in addition to the biennial World Swimming Championships held every odd year.

2015 FINA World Championships


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