The FINA General Congress is the general assembly of FINA members and the FINA’s highest body and shall have the power to decide upon any matters arising in FINA. The FINA General Congress takes decisions in accordance with the FINA Constitution and FINA Rules.

It meets every two years, in principle at the site and on the occasion of the FINA World Championships. 
The 2019 FINA GENERAL CONGRESS was held on 19 July 2019 in Gwangju, Korea with the occasion of the 18th FINA World Championships.

Due to the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the 19th FINA World Championships was postponed to 2022 and all Members of FINA were invited to attend the 2021 FINA GENERAL CONGRESS held on 5 June 2021 in Doha, Qatar. The Congress was hosted at Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel and organised with the support of the Qatar Swimming Federation and Qatar National Olympic Committee

The FINA GENERAL CONGRESS 2021 elected a new President, Mr. Husain Al Musallam, and a new Bureau for the period 2021-2025. Representing Kuwait as an international swimmer in his youth, Al Musallam was an airline captain pilot and was first elected to the FINA Bureau in 1996.

You can rewatch the FINA General Congress here. All decisions and results of the elections can be found here. All voting results can be found here.

All the documents related to the FINA GENERAL CONGRESS 2021 can be found below.




In accordance with the FINA Rules, on 5th of March 2021, the National Federations received the documents related to the motions, applications and proposals for alteration of or addition to the FINA Rules (Constitution, General Rules, Code of Ethics, Facilities Rules, Medical Rules and Doping Control Rules)


According to the FINA Rules, on 13th of March 2021, the National Federations received the list of candidates for the positions of the FINA President, FINA Vice Presidents, FINA Bureau members, FINA Treasurer, the recommendations of the FINA Bureau pertaining to the election of the Audit Committee’s members and the proposals of the FINA Bureau pertaining to the election of the Ethics Panel’s members.

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