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FINA World Aquatics Day 2017

July 1 - 2, 2017


   In January 2016, during the FINA Bureau Meeting held in Budapest, Hungary, a worldwide aquatic day was recognized to celebrate the aquatic sports around the world on a common day.

   The FINA World Aquatics Day is a day to celebrate and encourage the power of aquatic sports for social wellbeing and development in all corners of the world. It will be celebrated every year during the first weekend of July, before July 19th - the date of the foundation of FINA in London 1908, marking each year the anniversary of FINA. It will coincide with FINA World Championships every two year and 2017 will mark its first ever worldwide celebration the 1st and 2nd of July!


   The main objective is to encourage the masses around the globe to participate in physical activity in water; whether in pools, rivers, lakes or the open seas.

   Millions of people worldwide, indoor or outdoor, united with a common objective: to enjoy aquatic physical activity!


   The annual event will offer an opportunity to promote the aquatic sports on a national and international level and increase the level of physical activity on all five continents. It will offer an opportunity to enhance and build on the work that is being carried out by FINA’s programme Swimming for All – Swimming for Life. It will also provide a notable platform to reinforce collaboration between FINA’s 208 National Member Federations. Thanks to the FINA World Aquatics Day the aquatic sports’ visibility in the media and the attractiveness of aquatics among youth will be raised significantly.

    In order to promote and popularize this initiative, a Commission was created within FINA Bureau and all the National Federations have been invited to conduct a particular event to underline the value of Aquatics and increase the physical activity around the World.

Afghanistan - AFGHANISTAN 07 JUL Kabora Swimming Pool in Kabul
Austria - AUSTRIA 02 JUL Indoor Pool Floridsdorf
Bahamas - BAHAMAS 01 JUL Nassau
Cambodia - CAMBODIA 01 - 02 JUL Caracol Sports Club in Phnom Penh ; swimming pool of Kampongcham Province
Canada - CANADA 01 JUL Social media platforms
People's Republic of China - CHN 08-23 JUL Social media platforms
Djibouti - DJIBOUTI 7 JUL-23 AUG Djibouti Beaches
Gambia - GAMBIA 07 JUL Banjul
Georgia - GEORGIA 2 JUL Tbilisi
Haiti - HAITI 02 - 03 JUL Port-au-Prince
India - INDIA 01 - 02 JUL Pune
Islamic Republic of Iran - ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN 07 JUL Azadi Sport Complex in Tehran
Ireland - IRELAND 06 JUL Dublin, National Indoor Arena
Ireland - IRELAND 19 JUL Dublin
Japan - JAPAN 14 AUG Tokyo
Kosovo - KOSOVO 01 - 07 JUL 7 municipalities of Kosovo
Latvia - LATVIA 30 JUN - 01 JUL Rezekne
Morocco - MOROCCO 02 JUL Rabat
Mozambique - MOZAMBIQUE 01 JUL Lhanguene neighborhood, Maputo
Mozambique - MOZAMBIQUE 03 - 07 JUL Physical Education Colleges, Maputo
Mozambique - MOZAMBIQUE 03-14 JUL Maputo
Mozambique - MOZAMBIQUE 15 JUL Raimundo Franisse Swimming Pool, Maputo and Beira
Nicaragua - NICARAGUA 9 JUL Asese Port
Nepal - NEPAL 02 JUL Lalitpur & Kathmandu
Palestine - PALESTINE 01 JUL West Bank
Palau - PALAU 01 JUL Meyons Ramp at Seaplane
Portugal - PORTUGAL 08 - 09 JUL Condeixa-a-Nova
Portugal - PORTUGAL 30 JUN - 02 JUL Cascais
Democratic People's Republic of Korea - DPR Korea 02 JUL Taedong River of Pyongyang
Rwanda - RWANDA 17 DEC Karongi
Senegal - SENEGAL 09 JUL Dakar
Sierra Leone - SIERRA LEONE 30 JUN - 02 JUL Siaka Stevens Stadium Swimming Pool Complex, Freetown
[SVk] - SLOVAKIA 01 - 02 JUL Bratislava
Sweden - SWEDEN 07 JUL Vansbro
Syrian Arab Republic - SYRIA 07 - 08 JUL Tartous and Lattakia
Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste - DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF TIMOR-LESTE 06 AUG City in the Baucau Minicipality
Uganda - UGANDA 12 AUG Kampala
United States of America - USA 01 - 02 JUL Social media platforms
United States of America - USA 30 JUN - 08 JUL Riverside
United States of America - USA 01 - 02 JUL


Social Media platforms
Uzbekistan - UZBEKISTAN  01-02 JUL Samarkand
Vanuatu - VANUATU 01 JUL Port Vila seafront
Yemen - YEMEN 06 JUL ADen, Goldmore beach