French Swimming Federation

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The Fédération Française de Natation (FFN) (trans: French Swimming Federation), is the aquatics national federation for France. It oversees competition in the 5 aquatics disciplines (swimming, diving, synchronized swimming, water polo and open water swimming; and Masters competition in these) in France and its outlying areas/departments.

It is affiliated to:

  • FINA, which oversees international swimming;
  • LEN, which oversees swimming in Europe;
  • CNOSF, the French National Olympic and Sport Committee; and
  • the French Government's Secretary of State for Sport.

Among other responsibilities, FFN is charged with:

  • fielding French teams to international aquatics competitions (such as the Olympics),
  • maintaining the French Records for swimming,
  • organizing French Championships in aquatics.

FFN was created on November 20, 1920.[1] It has its headquarters in Pantin.[2]


  • President: Francis Luyce
  • Treasurer: Jean-Paul Vidor

See also[edit]


  1. ^ (French) Statuts et Règlements de la FFN (trans: FFN Statues and Regulations) from the FFN website (; retrieved 2010-07-15.
  2. ^ Based on main address listed atop FFN website (French). Retrieved 2010-07-15.