C 18 STANDING COMMITTEES
C 18.1 Standing Committees of FINA are:
C 18.1.1 Technical Swimming Committee,
C 18.1.2 Technical Open Water Swimming Committee,
C 18.1.3 Technical Diving Committee,
C 18.1.4 Technical Water Polo Committee,
C 18.1.5 Technical Synchronised Swimming Committee,
C 18.1.6 Masters Committee, and
C 18.1.7 Sports Medicine Committee
C 18.2 The Standing Committees shall consist of twelve (12) members, each from different Member Federations, except for the Sports Medicine Committee, which shall consist of six (6) members, each of them from different Member Federations. They shall be appointed by the Bureau at its first meeting, subject to the approval of their Member. Only those persons may be appointed members of a Committee who are recognised experts in the respective sport, capable of, and interested in, actively and regularly attending the meetings of the Committee and co-operating on it. From the members the Bureau shall appoint the Chairman, the Vice Chairman and the Honorary Secretary.
C 18.3 The Committees shall meet whenever there is business to be transacted, all meetings being subject to the approval of the Bureau.
C 18.4 Seven (7) members shall form a quorum at any meeting of the Committee.
C 18.5 Where a member of any Committee has been absent from two consecutive meetings without reasons acceptable to the Bureau, the Bureau shall have the right to declare that such a member has forfeited his membership. The Bureau according to C 17.11, C 18.2 and BL 5 shall then fill the vacancy.
C 18.6 For any Committee, the Bureau may appoint ex officio a Bureau Member who shall ensure necessary communication between the Bureau and the Committee (Bureau Liaison).