The Swimming Federation of India (SFI) is the national governing body for aquatic sports in India. Legally, it is a non-profit association registered under the West Bengal Societies Registration Act, 1861. The Federation holds elections for its office bearers every four years.The SFI currently oversees competition in the sports of swimming, masters swimming, synchronized swimming, diving, high diving, and water polo. It is affiliated to FINA, and the Asian Swimming Federation (ASF).
The SFI was formed by the merger of the National Swimming Association (NSA) and the Indian Swimming Federation (ISF) in 1948. Prior to the merger, the NSA and ISF had been engaged in disputes. While the Calcutta-based NSA received affiliation from FINA in 1932-33, the ISF had the support of the Indian Olympic Association. The Union Government intervened to resolve the dispute by merging the two entities to form the SFI.
In July 2017, FINA presented a certificate to Virendra Nanavati during the 17th FINA World Championship in honour of his services to the discipline
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PARTNERSHIP WITH GLENMARK AQUATIC FOUNDATION
Glenmark Aquatic Foundation, The non profit CSR initiative of Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Limited has entered into a long term agreement with SFI to transform the sport of swimming in India. GAF and SFI would work together in enhancing the ecosystem of swimming in India through Sponsorship of National Events, Coach Education and Scientific development with an eye to produce champions from India at the International stage.