Analysis of the African participation in FINA world Championships 1993-2016

49 medals in 13 participations The African continent has shone at each participation in a World Championships (Short course ): 49 medals of which 23 gold, 17 silver and 9 bronze were won by 13 swimmers from 4 different countries : RSA 10, ZIM 1 , TUN 1 and Algeria 1. This represents an average of more than 3 medals per edition. African swimmers reached 122 finals (represented by 6 different countries RSA, ZIM, TUN, ALG, EGY, and KEN), which means an average of more than 9 finals per edition. They have set 135 new African records (shared amon... Read More

13th African Championships Algiers 10th-16th September 2018

28 years later, Egypt back on the Top The 13th edition of the African championships held for the first time in Algeria has kept all its promises. It should be noted that the last edition to be held in North Africa dates back to 2010, in Casablanca, Morocco. All records of participation were widely broken in Algiers with the presence of 154 swimmers representing 31 countries. The previous participation record was 131 swimmers when the Championships were held in the city of Cairo, Egypt in 2002 whereas the record for the number of participati... Read More

Penny Heyns honoured by the NOC of Algeria

The Algerian Olympic Committee took the great initiative to honour the South African, Penny Heyns, double olympic champion in 1996 and also the best breaststroker of the 20th century. Heyns is one of the monument of African sport with incomparable performances: 14 world records and 44 African rec-ords in SC and LC. She is the only Women in the history of the Olympic Games to have won both the 100m and 200m breaststroke events; it was in Atlanta in 1996. She is also still the only breaststroke swimmer male or female , in the history of swim-mi... Read More

Mr Ramsamy awarded the Olympic Order by the Algerian National Olympic Committee

Our President, Mr Sam Ramsamy, is not only the person who unites and brings together the big CANA family but also takes care of spirit of unity and cohesion of African sports in general, especially after the troubles experienced during the elections of ANOCA that took place on the 10th May 2017 in Djibouti. Since the 3rd November 2017, the extraordinary General Assembly of ANOCA has entrusted Mr Sam Ramsamy with the delicate task of chairing the Committee who would review and reform ANOCA according to the roadmap established in Prague. The Pr... Read More

Message from the President

The FINA World Short Course Championships in Hangzhou, China will finally assess the progress of the African development and competitive swimming programme. No doubt, most of our National Federations have worked tremendously hard throughout the year to improve their respective standing in our continent. Sadly, a few countries still do not understand the importance of Good Governance which is crucial for the improvement of swimming standards. CANA is monitoring this aspect to ensure that all Federations comply with the principles of Good Governa... Read More