WORLD AQUATICS CONGRESS
The Congress is the highest authority of World Aquatics and shall have the power to decide upon any matters arising within World Aquatics.
A Congress is held either as an Ordinary Congress or as an Extraordinary Congress. A Congress may be held in person, by teleconference, by videoconference or by another means of communication. Voting by correspondence (including email) and/or online is permitted.
An Ordinary Congress shall be held every two (2) years, in principle at the site and on the occasion of the World Championships or of another major World Aquatics event. World Aquatics shall inform the Members by email not later than four (4) months ahead of the likely date of the Congress. The Executive Director shall send by email an invitation to all Members, together with the agenda, reports, information about the candidates of any position subject to election, and duly submitted motions and applications at least (1) month prior to the date of the Ordinary Congress.
An Extraordinary Congress shall be convened either by a decision of the Bureau or following a request in writing submitted to the Bureau by email by at least one fifth (1/5) of the Members. Any such request shall specify the items for the agenda. The Bureau shall fix the date and place of the Extraordinary Congress, which shall be held within three (3) months of receipt by World Aquatics of such request. The Executive Director shall send by email an invitation to all Members, together with the agenda, reports and duly submitted motions and applications at least two (2) weeks prior to the date of the Extraordinary Congress.