One star, one discipline: Trent Grimsey


Australia and open water swimming are deeply connected. The reasons are many: the first, and most obvious, is the fact that the enormous country is surrounded by water; the second is the passion of Australians for swimming, a discipline in which they share world supremacy with the United States; the third is a reason that will remain forever a part of FINA’s history: the first open water swimming event contested at a FINA World Championships was held in the 1991 edition of the competition in… Perth, along the Swan River in Western Australia.

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Asia Swimming Federation launches new website

Federations News

Guest of Honor

On April 24, 2010, the Asia Swimming Federation (AASF) announced the launch of its new website on the occasion of the Award Ceremony of the 4th Asian Open Water Championships which concluded on April 22, 2010, in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman.

Mr. Husain Al-Musallam, Vice President of the Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA) officiated the launching of the Asia Swimming Federation (AASF) website and congratulated AASF Director General, Mr. Taha Sulaiman Al-Kishry, for his hard work and contributions.

AASF new website can be visited


FINA Vice President Sam Ramsamy chairs IOC Sport for All Commission

FINA Family

After being re-elected for a new term at the Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), FINA Vice President Sam Ramsamy (RSA) was recently appointed Chair of the IOC Sport for All Commission. He will now oversee all IOC’s activities in this area. Moreover, Mr. Ramsamy is also Member of the following IOC Commissions: Culture & Olympic Education; Press; Olympic Programme; Coordination for the Games of the XXX Olympiad – London 2012.


DWS 2010 - Veracruz (II), Day 2: China conquers the four titles at stake

Diving World Series

China confirmed once again its status of powerhouse in the discipline by conquering the four titles at stake during the second and last day of the FINA/LI-NING Diving World Series in Veracruz, Mexico, on April 21, 2010. The perfect dives of the Chinese team closed the third date of the Series, with a myriad of “10” marks, sweeping gold in all four events.

And thus fell the curtain of the diving festival that took place at the Aquatic Complex “Law Reform” in Veracruz, which had the honour to host two serial dates and welcome the world’s biggest diving stars. The athletes represented 13 countries, 24 of which are Olympic medallists.

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DWS 2010 - Veracruz (II), Day 1: Mexico’s Yahel Castillo surprises at third meet

Diving World Series

With Yahel Castillo’s gold medal gained in the 3m springboard as well as Paola Espinosa and pair German Sanchez and Ivan Garcia picking up silver in the 10m platform and the 10m platform synchro events respectively, the Mexican delegation delighted the home crowd during the third meet of the FINA / Li-Ning Diving World Series 2010, which is repeated in the Reform Laws Aquatic Complex, in Veracruz.

The third meet was initially scheduled on April 23-24 in Sheffield (GBR) but due to restrictions on air traffic in the European sky, the meet had to be cancelled.

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