Asia Swimming Federation (AASF) is the governing body of aquatic sports in Asia and is duly recognized by the Olympic Council of Asia and Fédération internationale de natation.

AASF was founded in 1978 in Bangkok; and currently has its administrative headquarters in Muscat, Oman headed by HE Sheikh Khalid B. Al Sabah as the President and Mr. Taha Sulaiman Al Kishry, as its Secretary-General.

AASF administers competition and development in all five aquatic disciplines: Swimming, Open Water Swimming, Diving, Water Polo and Artistic Swimming.

Its mission is to elevate the importance and level of Aquatics in the continent by organizing championships, activities and events which encourages the participation of its 45 National Federation members.


To inspire and enable our members to achieve excellence in all disciplines of aquatic sports .


To promote and develop aquatic sports in all possible regards throughout the Asian continent.


The aquatic sport has attracted a lot of attention in the world and currently holds the highest number of medals in the Olympic Games (49). AASF, in its initiative to enhance the level of aquatic sports in Asia and establish a platform to bring the spotlight to the promising athletes, has been organizing numerous successful championships in the last 40 years.

AASF encourages participation in Aquatics disciplines at all levels throughout the Asian continent regardless of age, gender or race and ensures that all aquatic sporting events in Asia follow unified aquatic rules prescribed by the International Swimming Federation.

Today, AASF regulates the development of the following aquatic events:

Swimming: freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, medley, relays, mixed relays

Diving: springboard (1m, 3m), platform (10m), synchronised diving (3m and 10m), mixed and team events

Water polo: men and women

Artistic swimming: solo, duet, mixed duet, team and free combination

Open water swimming: 5km, 10km