FINA acknowledges the extraordinary nature of the COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing difficulties for the organisation of safe sporting events. In consideration of these extraordinary circumstances, FINA issued a series of documents and guidelines related to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Guidelines for the organisation & management of FINA Competitions during COVID-19 pandemic.

Swimming Covid-19 Guidelines

Water Polo Covid-19 Guidelines

Diving Covid-19 Guidelines

  Artistic Swimming Covid-19 Guidelines

Open Water Covid-19 Guidelines


High Diving Covid-19 Guidelines



We would like to thank the members of the Task Force for their contribution, experience and time.

  • Dr. Mohamed Diop, Bureau Member
  • Dr. Mario Fernandes, Bureau Member
  • Dr. David Gerrard, SMC Vice-Chairman
  • Dr. Andy Hoepelman, TWPC Member
  • Dr. Margo Mountjoy, Bureau Member
  • Dr. Cees van den Hoogenband, SMC Chairman



An effective vaccination programme is key to safe resumption of international competition.
The FINA Sport Medicine Committee urges all medical advisors to international sport federations to stimulate early discussion regarding vaccination and encourages the wider community of sport to adopt a unified approach and consistent, vigorous messages endorsing COVID-19 vaccination programmes.

Check the below document for an  "opinion" issued by the FINA Sports Medicine Committee about the COVID-19 vaccination. The document is approved the FINA task force.

COVID-19 Vaccination

The FINA COVID-19 Taskforce along with the FINA Sports Medicine Committee has also prepared below Q&A document related to vaccination against COVID-19 for all aquatic athletes.

Q&A - vaccination against COVID-19


FINA Back To Water Guidelines after COVID-19

Below is a guideline developed by the FINA COVID-19 Task Force on 29 July 2020 to address a safe return to aquatic sport following COVID-19. 

FINA Back To Water Guidelines after COVID-19


World Health Organisation

Following the declaration of World Health Organisation that the current COVID-19 outbreak has now reached a worldwide pandemic status, FINA advises its members, athletes and aquatic fans to maintain good hygiene and have prevention measures against COVID-19. Below documents can be used as a reference for prevention of COVID-19 and routines for workout at home.

More information can be found on WHO’s website



Prevention of Covid-19

Home Workout routines

Covid-19 - Mentally Fit


IDRA-ILS-IMRF - COVID CPR recommendations

IDRA Recommendations (EN)



More information can be found on the International Drowing Researchers Alliance's website


We also recommend to check below webpage for updates from IOC for Corona Virus advice to all athletes in general:




WADA understands that athletes have questions concerning antidoping in light of the ongoing COVID-19 #pandemic. Therefore, with the help of our Athlete Committee, WADA have developed a Q&A document that covers some of your most frequently asked questions :

WADA whereabouts information for athletes