FINA Invites Applications To Join The First Aquatics Integrity Unit

2022-02-25 Reading Time: 2 minutes
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FINA has opened the process by which it will elect the first “independent” Aquatics Integrity Unit as part of the reform process being driven by president Husain Al-Musallam and new director Brent Nowicki.

There are five key categories of application, the forms for which can be found at the following links in the jobs and roles section of the at the FINA website:

A keen eyeball be kept on matters related to the independence of the unit, including conflicts of interest.

The Integrity Unit Statement In Full

LAUSANNE (Switzerland) – Following the mandate to establish an Aquatics Integrity Unit that FINA the Reform Committee put forward in its recommendations in October 2021 and the FINA Extraordinary Congress voted to approve on 18 December 2021 in Abu Dhabi (UAE), we are pleased to announce the opening of applications for the Aquatics Integrity Unit.

With the postponement of the FINA World Championships in Fukuoka (JPN) and the FINA General Congress that was scheduled to take place alongside the competitions there, the FINA Bureau decided that:

  • Changes to FINA Rules and Constitution will take place during a FINA Extraordinary Congress set to be held in December 2022
  • Elections for Aquatics Integrity Unit members will still take place at the earlier FINA Extraordinary Congress that will be held in Budapest (HUN) on 19 June 2022

The FINA Bureau decision allows elected members of the Aquatics Integrity Unit to prepare their entry upon approval of any reformed FINA Rules and/or Constitution. This will help ensure the Unit will be operational from 1 January 2023.

FINA President Husain Al-Musallam called today’s announcement a key steppingstone in ensuring sporting integrity in aquatics.
“With the committed individuals that the FINA Congress will vote on for the Aquatics Integrity Unit, we are helping to further ensure a level playing field, safeguarding athletes’ health and removing any and all forms of misconduct within sports,” FINA President Al-Musallam said. “Today’s call for people to express their intent to be part of the independent Aquatics Integrity Unit is a key milestone in our reform work to ensure clean and fair sport.”

The milestones to elect members of the unit can be found here.

Applications can be found here.

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