Open Water Swimming Decisions By FINA

Open Water Swimming Decisions By FINA

The 22-member FINA Bureau met in Dubai on December 12-14, 2010 and made many decisions on a variety of topics for the aquatic disciplines it governs.

Among the many decisions decided and announced by the FINA Bureau, two were noteworthy for the sport of open water swimming:

1. Portugal was awarded the bid for the 2012 Marathon Swimming Olympic 10K Qualification Event. The event will be held in Setúbal, site of the annual Setúbal International Bay Swim Marathon, a leg on the FINA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup circuit (see video below courtesy of

2. FINA will create a School for Officials in the open water swimming world. As in water polo, diving and synchronized swimming, open water swimming officials will be nominated after passing an examination in this school.

Above photo of the Setúbal International Bay Swim Marathon is courtesy of

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Steven Munatones