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Hungary mourns Olympic legends Gyorgy Karpati and Tibor Benedek

In a shocking series of events, Hungary lost two of its greatest-ever water polo players in 24 hours. Both belonged to the elite club of three-times Olympic champions: Gyorgy Karpati, 85, was the last living member of the legendary team winning the title in Melbourne 1956 – he was also part of the 1952 and 1964 gold medallist sides. A left-handed icon of the 90s and the new millennium, winner in Sydney 2000, Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008, Tibor Benedek was only 48 but a dreadful disease terminated his wonderful life way too soon.

Federations News 2020

2019 FINA General Survey

FINA conducted and concluded a gigantic survey to assess the state of aquatics around the world. Based on the data supplied by the national federations, some significant findings have been presented. Perhaps the most wonderful statistic is the number of registered aquatic athletes in the world - almost 35 million. They can swim in more than 90,000 pools – besides the natural waters of course.

Federations News 2019

Memo to all FINA Members

On June 5, 2018 FINA has sent a Memo to all its Members, including the Bureau, Committees, 209 National Federations and Continental organisations.

Please find it here:


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Seto and co. brilliantly close 2017 in Lausanne!

The second edition of the Lausanne Swim Cup, taking place on December 20-21, 2017 in Switzerland, was the occasion for some very interesting performances, a few days before the end of 2017. With 24 swimmers entered, the team of Japan was naturally the squad to beat, and some of their stars managed to close the season with eye-catching results.

Federations News 2017

Swimming stars ready to shine in Lausanne (SUI)

Some of the stars attending the second edition of the Lausanne Swim Cup, taking place on December 20-21, were present in today’s Press Conference to introduce the event in the Olympic Capital. After a successful inaugural meet in 2016, Katinka Hosszu (HUN) is back to Switzerland and ready to shine at the Mon-Repos 25m-pool. The Magyar great won three gold medals at the Rio Olympic Games and has 13 podium presences at the FINA World Championships, including her four medals last July at home, in Budapest.

Federations News 2017

FINA announces exclusive four-year partnership with CBC Sports

CBC Sports and FINA are pleased to announce a four-year partnership which sees CBC Sports become the exclusive Canadian home to all major international FINA competitions through 2020 beginning with the 17TH FINA World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, July 15–30, 2017.

Federations News 2017

Bhutan Swimming Federation joins FINA as 208th National Member Federation

The FINA Bureau has approved the membership application of the Bhutan Swimming Federation on June 7th 2017.

FINA has now 208 National Member Federations, making it one of the largest International Federations.

Mr. Namgyal Wangchuk is the President of the Bhutan organisation, while Ms Tshering Zangmo is the Interim Secretary General.

Federations News 2017

TSSC Member Sue Edwards receives Queen’s top honour in New Zealand

FINA Technical Synchronised Swimming Committee Member Sue Edward was awarded on the occasion of the Queen's Birthday Honours 2017, in the category of Officers of the New Zealand Order of Merit.

Mrs Sue Edwards has contributed to synchronised swimming in New Zealand and abroad for more than 50 years.

Federations News 2017

National Federations invited to promote the “FINA World Aquatics Day”

FINA’s 207 National Member Federations were recently invited to share their ideas and suggestions for the first edition of the “FINA World Aquatics Day”, taking place in the first weekend of July 2017. This new initiative aims at celebrating Aquatics in the five continents on a specific day of the year, in which FINA’s national bodies are invited to organise dedicated events to underline the value of the FINA sport in their communities.

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Water Polo USA: team success aspires many within the country

Water Polo USA (USAWP), the body in charge of the sport in the U.S, has published encouraging stats about water polo growth in the country.

The association recently stated that “water polo has become one of the fastest growing sports in the USA”, leaning on figures released by the National Federation of High School Associations (NFHS).

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