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Rules and Regulation


C 3.1 Aquatics – means swimming, open water swimming, diving, high diving, water polo, synchronized swimming and Masters programme / activity.

C 3.2 CAS – means the Court of Arbitration for Sport, based in Lausanne, Switzerland.

C 3.3 Competitions – includes FINA world championships, world cups, grand prix, world leagues, world trophies and world series events and tournaments, events sanctioned by FINA members, and international events in any of the Aquatics disciplines.

C 3.4 Competitor – means a person who is taking part in competitions.

C 3.5 Congresses – means the General Congress, the Technical Congress and the Extraordinary Congress.

C 3.6 Continental Organisations – means organisations formed by the FINA Member Federations from the same geographical Continent and specified in FINA Rule C 14.

C 3.7 FINA Bureau – means all Bureau members elected or serving in accordance with C 15.10 and C 17.

C 3.8* FINA Executive – means the Executive Committee consisting of eight (8) Bureau members - the FINA President, the First Vice President, the FINA Honorary Secretary, the FINA Honorary Treasurer and four Vice Presidents. 

C 3.9 FINA Rules – means the Constitution, General Rules, Code of Ethics, By-laws, Technical Rules, Facilities Rules, Medical Rules, Doping Control Rules, and any other rules and regulations adopted by FINA.

C 3.10 FINA Specialised Committees – means any committee including all members appointed by the Bureau for special tasks in accordance with FINA Rule C 19.1.2.

C 3.11 FINA Technical Committees – means the FINA technical committees, one for each of the six FINA disciplines and Masters, including all members therein appointed by the Bureau in accordance with FINA Rules C 19.1.1.

C 3.12 Judicial Panel – means the Doping Panel, the Disciplinary Panel or the Ethics Panel.

 C 3.13 Management Committee – means the committee responsible for the entire management of a Competition.

C 3.14 Member, Member Federation - means the national federations affiliated to FINA in a country or Sport Country recognized by FINA in accordance with FINA Rule C 7, C 8 and C 9.

C 3.15 Officers – means the President, the First Vice President, the Honorary Secretary, Honorary Treasurer and the four Vice Presidents.

C 3.16 Official – means any person elected or appointed to any position within FINA, the Continental Organisations, the FINA Member Federations and any person appointed into any position pursuant to FINA Rule C 5.

C 3.17 Sport Country – means a geographical territory or region which, though not recognized 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 recognized as such by FINA.

C 3.18 Swimsuits – means, whenever used in these rules, the attire worn by Competitors.

C 3.19 Swimwear – means swimsuit, cap and goggles.

C 3.20 Whenever the fact or context so requires in order to give effect to the FINA Rules, words in the singular shall include the plural, words in the plural shall include the singular; words of the masculine, feminine or neuter gender shall include any gender, except in the specification of a Competition being for male or female Competitors; and correction of any clerical errors shall be made.