Speedo embraces FINA

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Speedo, the world's leading swimwear brand, has announced it is an Official Partner of the 1st FINA World Aquatics Convention, which takes place in Uruguay from 27–29 September 2010.

Speedo's involvement in the Convention complements its long term and ongoing partnership with FINA, which has seen the global swimwear giant and swimming's world governing body formally unified in their passion for Swimming and Aquatics sports since 2004. The inaugural event, to be hosted at the Conrad Resort in Punta del Este, is set to be the largest and only official gathering of the international Aquatics community, bringing together more than 500 of the most influential figures in Aquatics sports. Uniting the sport's five disciplines of Swimming, Diving, Open Water, Synchronised Swimming and Water Polo, the event will discuss the development of the sport, examine ways it can grow, and aims to inspire delegates to 'Make Aquatics Bigger' through innovation, ideas and the sharing of knowledge with the FINA family. Representatives from each of the 202 FINA member National Federations will be present at the Convention, together with Host Organising Committees of International Events, giving them the opportunity to work together to develop Aquatics sports. In agreeing to become a partner of the inaugural FINA World Aquatics Convention, Speedo is underpinning its ongoing commitment to Aquatics sports at all levels, as well as its commitment to its partnership with FINA. David Robinson, president of Speedo International, said: "Speedo is synonymous with Swimming, and partnering with FINA for the 1st FINA World Aquatics Convention is a perfect way of demonstrating our passion for the development and growth of Aquatics sports from grass roots to elite level. The convention represents an opportunity for the most influential people in Aquatics sports to come together and share ideas and we're delighted to play a part in making that happen. "About the FINA World Aquatics ConventionThe FINA World Aquatics Convention is the first and only official gathering of the Global Aquatics Community. Owned by FINA it will bring together FINA's 202 member National Federations along with all FINA partners, sponsors and other leading Aquatic organisations and industry suppliers from around the world. This is the number one networking event for the global Aquatics community. Taking place in Punta del Este, Uruguay, not only will this event provide key insight into one of the largest Olympic sports, but also facilitate the creation of relationships between local and international organisations that will contribute to the successful delivery of the world's largest sporting festival – the 2016 Summer Olympic & Paralympic Games. MEI is a media partner of the event.

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