World Aquatics and the Bahrain Olympic Committee today announced plans to create a centre of excellence and regional office for aquatic sports in the Kingdom of Bahrain, in partnership with GFH Financial Group and the Bahrain Swimming Federation. This partnership will see World Aquatics establish its centre at The University of Technology Bahrain (UTB). World Aquatics’ elite athletes will have access to the centre, enabling them to enhance their training capabilities. Development athletes will also have access to the new facility, where they will receive on-site coaching and educational support through World Aquatics’ Development programmes.
AASF signed agreement with the Philippines to host the 11th Asian Age Group Championships 2023
AASF is pleased to announce the signing of an agreement with the Philippine Olympic Committee and Bases Development Conversion Authority for the hosting of the 11th Asian Age Group Championships in the New Clark City Aquatic Center.
The event was attended by Mr. Taha Al Kishry, AASF Secretary-General; Mr. Abraham Tolentino, POC President; and Atty. Agnes Devanadera, President & CEO of Clark Development Corporation.
The #AAGC will include Swimming, Diving, Artistic Swimming, and Water Polo events. The New Clark City will welcome over 1,000 athletes from 45 countries around Asia to compete in over a week of action-packed competition
AASF Executive Board Meeting in Dubai
The members of the AASF Executive Board met in Dubai, UAE on 12th February 2022 in a hybrid setting to approve the reports for the past two years and discuss various matters concerning aquatic sports in the continent including the resumption of the AASF events as well as the upcoming AASF General Congress to be held in Hangzhou, China in conjunction with the 19th Asian Games on September this year.
Extraordinary FINA World Championships to take place in Budapest on June 2022
The Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and FINA President Husain Al-Musallam today announced an agreement for Hungary’s capital city to hold a FINA World Championships from 18 June – 3 July 2022.
Asian Representatives elected in the FINA Bureau, 2021-2025
The FINA General Congress was held in Doha, Qatar on 5 June 2021 with the attendance of 183 National Federations both onsite and remotely.
Mr. Husain Al Musallam (KUW) has been elected as the new FINA President, taking over the role of Dr. Julio Maglione who served as President since 2009.
AASF Signs Sponsorship Agreement with SK Inc.
Mr. Taha Al Kishry, AASF Secretary-General has signed the sponsorship agreement with SK Inc. on 4th June 2021 in Doha (QAT), in conjunction with the FINA General Congress.
The signing ceremony was attended by Mr. Sam Ramsamy, President of the African Swimming Federation, Mr. Husain Al Musallam. FINA 1st Vice President, and Mr. Jungseok Choi on behalf of SK Inc.