C 7 MEMBERSHIP
C 7.1 The national body governing Swimming, Open Water Swimming, Diving, Water Polo, Synchronised Swimming, and Masters in any country or Sport Country shall be eligible for membership in FINA.
"Sport Country" means a geographical territory or region which, though not recognised as a country, has certain aspects of self government at least to the extent in being autonomous in the control of its sports, and is recognised as such by FINA.
C 7.2 The constitution and rules of a Member must not be in conflict with those of FINA. Where there is a conflict, FINA Rules shall prevail
C 7.3 Each Member shall acknowledge in its national rules that FINA is the only recognised body in the world which governs Swimming, Open Water Swimming, Diving, Water Polo, Synchronised Swimming, and Masters internationally.
C 7.4 A Member Federation may choose to organise itself by delegations to one or more separate organisations the responsibility for particular disciplines, so long as the Member Federation gives notice to FINA of the identity of each such organisation and assumes all ultimate responsibility for the actions of such organisations.