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EP1: Finswimming, That's A Sport?

Ravivarma Sanmugam , President, Malaysian Finswimming Association

04-Apr-23 21:00

EP1: Finswimming, That's A Sport?

With origins dating back to 1950s Italy, Finswimming is an underwater swimming sport where athletes race against each other with the use of floating and breathing equipment like masks, fins, snorkels and a scuba diving set. Known as the F1 of swimming due to its increased speed as compared to conventional swimming, it's a sport that's been recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and is a part of the World Games. In Malaysia, it's still very much in its infancy with the Malaysian Finswimming Association (MFSA) only founded just before the Hanoi SEA Games last year. Ravivarma Sanmugam, President of the MFSA gives us the low-down about this fast-paced highly competitive underwater sport.

That's A Sport is a brand new monthly series where we look to explore and discover some lesser known sport around the globe.

image credit: Utusan/ Mohd. Shahjehan Maamin.

Produced by: Daryl Ong

Presented by: Daryl Ong

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