FIN - Federazione Italiana Nuoto (Italian Swimming Federation) was founded in 1899. The aim of FIN is to promote, organise, regulate and disseminate aquatic sports in Italy and abroad. FIN organises Italian National and Regional Swimming (and Aquatic Sports) Championships. In 2009 it organised the World Swimming Championship in Rome.
FIN is present on the national territory through its network of regional committees. It has over 1200 affiliated clubs and over 5.000.000 members who practice aquatic sports. FIN is part of CONI (Comitato Olimpico Nazionale Italiano), CIO (International Olympic Committee), FINA (Fédération Internationale de Natation Amateur) and LEN (Ligue Européenne de Natation). The President of FIN, Mr Paolo Barelli is also present President of LEN.
The Royal Spanish Swimming Federation RFEN - Real Federacion Española de Natacion was founded in early 1900. The aim of the RFEN is to promote, organize, regulate and disseminate aquatic sports in Spain. RFEN organizes Spanish National Championships for: Swimming, Water polo, Synchronize Swimming, Diving & Masters.
In 2013 it organized the FINA World Swimming championships in Barcelona 2013.
RFEN is present in the national territory through a network of autonous federations (FFAA) and over 1000 affiliated clubs, it is part of CSD - Consejo Superior de Deprotes, a member of COE – Spanish Olympic Committee and a member of FINA, LEN, COLAN & COMEN (Mediterranian Aquatics Organisation).
The Turkish Swimming Federation (TYF) was founded in 1957. It organises National and Regional Swimming, Open Water Swimming, Diving and Synchronised swimming.
The aim of the Federation is to develop performance in aquatics in National Teams’ Level, increase the number of the people in aquatics and promote aquatic sports throughout Turkey.
TYF has over 420 Clubs and 65.000 Swimmers in Turkey. It is a member of Turkish National Olympic Committee and the International Olympic Committee, FINA and LEN. The President of Turkish Swimming Federation is Mr. Ahmet BOZDOGAN.
The Aquatic Sports Association of Malta (ASA) was founded in 1925. Like most sports associations, the aim of the ASA is to promote, organise and regulate aquatic sports in Malta and abroad. It also organises Maltese National and International swimming and water polo tournaments and championships. In the past five years it has also started promoting and organising competitions in synchronised swimming and open water swimming with the number of participants on the increase every year.
The ASA of Malta has ten water polo clubs affiliated to it, six swimming clubs and a multi-sports club with a total of no less than 1000 registered members who participate in aquatic sports and many others who practise aquatic sports but are not affiliated to the association. The ASA of Malta is also affiliated to the Maltese Olympic Committee (MOC) and SportMalta, FINA (Fédération Internationale de Natation) and LEN (Ligue Européenne de Natation) and CO.ME.N (COnfederacion MEditerranee de Natation).
LEN is the governing body of 51 national European Swimming Federations. It was originally established by FINA in 1926 as an organisation specifically to organise the European Championships.
LEN has a wide network of committees that meet regularly and help to guide and inform thinking on all aquatic matters across Europe. Its mission is to make aquatics one of the largest sports in Europe. LEN ensures safe sport to children, promotes equity to swimmers of all creeds, ethnic origins, gender and guarantees fair play by means of appropriate rules and Len officials care and duty.
Len organises all European Championships (swimming, diving, water polo, synchronized swimming and open water swimming) and works in collaboration with FINA (Federation Internationale de Natation) for International and Olympic events.
Len has runs a project in partnership with UNICEF to raise awareness on the importance of clean water and sanitation for every child and was partner in more European Funded projects like the Swim the Language Project on the promotion of Languages at Swimming European Events and Languages meet Sport funded by the EU Lifelong Learning Program.
The University of Coimbra, the oldest institution of higher education in Portugal offers a field of study in the area of Physical Culture and Sport. The Faculty of Sport Sciences and Physical Education offers, as 1st cycle, an undergraduate course in Sport Science. It also promotes post-graduation programmes and masters courses in Biokinetics; Physical Education Teachers Training; Exercise and Health for Special Populations; Physical Activity in School Context.
The faculty offers a Ph.D. Course of Sport Sciences and Physical Education, with the following branches: Physical Activity and Health, Physical Education, Special Needs Education, Sports Training.
In order to strength the connection to the community, the Faculty emphasises the cooperation with the Sport Federations and Associations, Local Authorities and Companies, allowing the organization of events, training, research and promoting employability of its undergraduates and graduates students.