The 13th AASF General Congress
On 20th August 2018, Asia Swimming Federation held its 13th Ordinary General Congress in Jakarta, Indonesia where 42 National Federations sent delegates to participate in the congress. The event was also attended by the FINA officials headed by the President, Dr. Julio Maglione, 1st Vice President, Mr. Husain Al Musallam, 2nd Vice President, Mr. Sam Ramsamy. Vice President, Mr. Dale Neuburger, FINA Executive Director, Mr. Cornel Marculescu, Honorary Treasurer, Mr. Pipat Paniangvait and Bureau member Mr. Zouheri El Moufti. The Asian representatives in FINA, the AASF Bureau members and Technical officials are also present thereof.
The meeting was chaired by Mr. Virendra Nanavati, AASF Senior Vice President in the absence of the President who cannot attend due to some conflicting prior commitments.
During the meeting, the all the chairman of the AASF Technical Committees presented their reports, additionally, the financial and administrative reports as well as the highlights of the previous years and future aquatic events in Asia has been tackled.
The amended constitution of AASF that was approved by the AASF Executive Board and the FINA Bureau during its meeting in Lausanne last 18th July 2018 was put into discussion, where all the National Federations have unanimously approved.
Further, in line with the approval of the constitution, the congress also agreed to the organization of the ethics code and confirmed the election of the following ethics committee members:
– Mr. Debendranath Sarangi (IND) – Chairman
– Sheikh Abdulwahhab Muhammad Al Hanai (OMA) – Vice Chairman
– (KAZ) Member
– Mr. Song Xueying (CHN) – Member
– Mr. Pangeran Hamzah (INA) – Member
– Prof. Rashid Al Anezi – AASF Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer
After the congress, a gala lunch was hosted in celebration of the AASF 40th year anniversary to give thanks and honor the members for their unconditional support and cooperation they have extended through the years.