FINA Confirms OMEGA Partnership Extension

September 9, 2014

The International Swimming Federation (FINA) has renewed their partnership with Swiss watch manufacturer OMEGA through 2021.

This partnership dates back to 1973, asthma when OMEGA served as official timekeeper at the first edition of the FINA World Championships in Belgrade.  

The brand is also responsible for delivering the timekeeping at the FINA World Swimming Championships (25m), the FINA Swimming World Cup and the FINA Diving World Series as well as the FINA High Diving World Cup, which was held for the first time in 2014. OMEGA also delivers timekeeping and scoring services at the FINA World Junior Swimming Championships every two years.

FINA President, Dr Julio C. Maglione said: “We are very pleased to continue this fruitful partnership with Omega. Over so many years and so many competitions together, FINA and Omega have always worked hand in hand to provide the best possible conditions to our athletes, coaches and officials. We are sure that this co-operation will remain in the future for the benefit of Aquatics worldwide”.

OMEGA President Stephen Urquhart commented: “We have enjoyed a long and productive relationship with FINA and are delighted that we will continue to work with the Federation well into the future. World-class competitive swimming and diving are among the most thrilling sports and we look forward to timing and measuring the performances delivered at every FINA event.”