World Aquatics

NameWorld Aquatics
AbbreviationWA
Founded1908
DisciplinesDiving, Artistic Swimming, Swimming, Water Polo, Marathon Swimming
SportsAquatics

Description

Known as Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA) from 1908 until December 2022 when the name was changed to World Aquatics. The organization governs swimming, diving, high diving, water polo, artistic (synchronized) swimming, and marathon (open-water) swimming.

Presidents

Tenure Name Country Notes
1907—1924 George Hearn GBR
1924—1928 Erik Bergvall SWE
1928—1932 Émile-Georges Drigny FRA
1932—1936 Walther Binner GER
1936—1948 Harold Fern GBR
1948—1952 René de Raeve BEL
1952—1956 Mario Negri ARG
1956—1960 Jan de Vries NED
1960—1964 Max Ritter GER
1964—1968 Bill Berge Phillips AUS
1968—1972 Javier Ostos MEX
1972—1976 Harold W. Henning USA
1976—1980 Javier Ostos MEX
1980—1984 Ante Lambaša YUG
1984—1988 Robert Helmick USA
1988—2009 Mustapha Larfaoui ALG
2009—2021 Julio César Maglione URU
2021— Husain Al-Musallam KUW