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INFORMATION TO THE MEDIA - Registration opens for 4th FINA World Aquatics Convention

Registration to attend the 4th FINA World Aquatics Convention (FWAC) is now open for all National Aquatics Federations, coaches, clubs, Organising Committees of FINA’s major championships, host cities, sports medicine professionals and the Aquatics business community.

Occurring every two years, the 4th edition takes place at Caesars Windsor Resort and Convention Centre in Ontario, Canada from 3-5 December 2016. Over 1000 delegates will meet to network, share knowledge and develop business.

The Convention includes: FINA Aquatics Conference, FINA World Sports Medicine Congress, FINA Swimming Coaches Golden Clinic, and FINA Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony – 'Soirée des Etoiles'. As in 2014, the Convention will precede the FINA World Swimming Championships (25m), which takes place from 6-11 December, also in Windsor.

The opening of registration for the Convention coincides with the announcement of the FINA World Sports Medicine Congress’ programme. The two-day Congress, under the general theme ‘Swimming for Gold, Swimming for Life’, gathers sports medicine physicians, sport scientists, health professionals and coaches, to review the latest scientific evidence in the field of aquatic athlete health and performance.

“We are very excited to have opened registration for the 4th FINA World Aquatics Convention. In 2014, 91% of delegates rated the Convention’s networking opportunities as good or excellent and we are working hard to improve this for 2016.

“Our aim is to deliver the best event ever attended by the Aquatics performance industry – one that grows powerful connections between organisations, competitions and businesses involved in the development of global Aquatics.” (Dr. Julio Maglione, President, FINA)

Delegate packages for the 4th FINA World Aquatics Convention are currently available at the early bird rate of 500.00 USD.

Visit the FINA World Aquatics Convention website for more information on the delegate package and fees.

Learn more about the FINA World Sports Medicine Congress programme.

About FINA World Aquatics Convention

To provide a platform on which the global Aquatics family and business leaders come together to share best practice, to encourage engagement in Aquatic sports, and to boost elite performance in all FINA disciplines.


· To introduce new technologies and ideas in order to achieve high performance at grassroots and elite Aquatics events

· To share best practice in the delivery of Aquatic sports’ educational programmes

· To educate national, regional and local governments in the benefits of Aquatic sports and how they may be used as tools for positive change
· To maintain excellent relationships between FINA, its National Federations, and the international Aquatics family

· To support the growth of the global Aquatics industry

Learn more about the 4th FINA World Aquatics Convention at www.worldaquaticsconvention.com.