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FINA

At the beginning of the 20th century, swimming was growing in popularity, however rules varied meet to meet and safety was becoming more of a concern. Due to this, in 1908, FINA was formed. FINA stands for Fédération Internationale de Natation Amateur, which translates to the International Amateur Swimming Federation, and is the governing body of the sport. They are located in Lausanne, Switzerland and are in charge of deciding rules regarding strokes, suits, and how meets should be run. They are also in charge of other branches of aquatics such as synchronizedFina Logo swimming, diving, and water polo.