The Asia Swimming Federation (AASF)overseas international aquatics competition in Asia, and is affiliated to the Olympic Council of Asia and to FINA.
The AASF was founded in 1978 in Bangkok;and currently has its administrative headquarters in Muscat, Oman.
As of August 2009, the AASF President is Sheikh Khalid Mohammed Al Badr Al Sabah of Kuwait.
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FINA is the international federation recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for administering international competition in water sports. It is one of several international federations which administer a given sport or discipline for the IOC and international community. It is based in Lausanne, Switzerland.
LEN is the European governing body for aquatic sports affiliated to FINA — it is the Continental Association for Europe. It was formally organized in 1927 in Bologna, Italy, and since 2015 is headquartered in Nyon.
The 10th FINA World Aquatics Championships were held July 12–27, 2003 in Barcelona, Spain. The championships featured competition in all 5 of FINA's disciplines: Swimming, Diving, Synchronised swimming, Water Polo, and Open Water Swimming.
The 2007 World Aquatics Championships, or the XII FINA World Championships, were held in Melbourne, Australia from 17 March to 1 April 2007. The competition took place at three locations in central Melbourne: the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre, St Kilda Beach, and Rod Laver Arena in a temporary pool christened the Susie O'Neill Pool.
The Swedish Swimming Federation is the national federation for Aquatics in body of Swimming in Sweden, as well as the other Aquatics sports: diving, synchronized swimming, water polo and open water swimming. It was founded on 23 March 1904 and is a member of LEN and FINA.
The Chinese Swimming Association is the national federation which oversees aquatic sports in China. It is a national non-governmental, nonprofit sports organization which oversees competition in swimming, diving, synchronized swimming, water polo, and open water swimming.
The Japan Swimming Federation, is the national federation for Aquatics in Japan. It oversees Japan's Swimming, Diving, Water Polo and Synchronized Swimming competitive programs. It was founded on October 31, 1924. It is affiliated to FINA, the Asia Swimming Federation, the Japanese Olympic Committee and the Japan Amateur Sports Association.
The French Swimming Federation is a French law association of 1901, founded in February 1919, grouping the sports swimming clubs, open water swimming, synchronized swimming, diving and French water polo, which organizes the national competitions and the selection of French teams. In 2017, the Federation has 316,905 members. The FFN is a member of the European Swimming League (LEN) and the International Swimming Federation (Fina). Since April 2017, the FFN is chaired by Gilles Sezionale.
The Royal Spanish Swimming Federation founded in 1920, is the aquatics national federation for Spain. It oversees competition in the 5 aquatics disciplines and Masters competition in these.
Royal Moroccan Swimming Federation(FRMN) is the national federation which oversees aquatic sports in Morocco. FRMN oversee competition within Morocco in: swimming, diving, water polo, synchronized swimming, open water swimming, and Masters competition. It was founded in 1956 and is currently based in Casablanca, Morocco.
The 9th Asian Swimming Championships was held 15–25 November 2012 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It was the second time that Dubai hosted the Championships; the city previously hosted in 2004. The 10th Asian Swimming Championships will be held in 2016 in Japan.
The Turkish Swimming Federation is the governing body of the five aquatic sports, namely swimming, diving, synchronized swimming, water polo and open water swimming in Turkey. It was founded in 1957. The Turkish organization is member of the European Swimming League (LEN), the International Swimming Federation (FINA) and Turkish Olympic Committee. The TYF is based in Ankara and its current chairman is Associate Prof. Dr. Ahmet Mazhar Bozdoğan.
The Finnish Swimming Federation is the national governing body of swimming, water polo, synchronised swimming, diving and open water swimming in Finland. It is one of the founding members of FINA. It is also a member of LEN and the Finnish Olympic Committee.
Singapore Swimming Association (SSA) is the national governing body for swimming, diving, synchronised swimming, water polo and open water swimming in Singapore. Founded in 1939 as the Singapore Amateur Swimming Association (SASA), the body adopted its current name in 2002. It has been a member of FINA since 1939, and is one of 43 members of the Asia Swimming Federation.
The Hellenic Swimming Federation founded in 1927, is the aquatics national federation for Greece. It oversees competition in 4 Olympic aquatic sports.
The German Swimming Federation, or DSV is the aquatics national federation for Germany. It oversees competition in the 5 aquatics disciplines.
Afghanistan National Swimming Federation (ANSF) is an active member of the International Swimming Federation (FINA) and Asia Swimming Federation (AASF). In Afghanistan, it is affiliated to the National Olympic Committee. It operates in conformity with the organization’s charter accepted by FINA and AASF. It was established in 2004.
The Cyprus Swimming Federation founded in 1972, is the aquatics national federation for Cyprus. It oversees competition in 4 Olympic aquatic sports.
The Asian Water Polo Championship is an international water polo tournament, organized by Asia Swimming Federation (AASF). It has been the Asian continental qualification for the Olympic water polo tournament since 2012.
Water polo is a full contact sport played in many countries around the world. The sport's international governing body is FINA.