Hong Kong Amateur Swimming Association ("HKASA") was founded in early 1950 by the President, Mr. A. de O. Sales, and it took part for the first time in the Olympic Games in Helsinki 1952 with four swimmers.
Subsequently registered under the Societies Ordinance on 28th April 1960, the HKASA is a member of the Federation Internationale De Natation (FINA), Asia Swimming Federation (AASF) and Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China (SF & OC), and is the sole governing body of swimming sports in Hong Kong covering all swimming, diving, water polo, synchronized swimming, open water swimming and masters swimming competitions and activities.
In the past 60 years, the Association has been promoting and developing swimming sports, thus raising the standard of swimming, nurturing elite swimmers and providing training to athletes, officials, judges and coaches in Hong Kong through organizing different competitions, training courses and relevant teaching activities.
The Association now has over 120 affiliated clubs with over 8,000 registered athletes, offering all properly accredited persons the opportunity to represent Hong Kong in a wide range of competitions and meetings here and abroad.