Friday, August 15, 2008

Olympic 10 Marathon Swim Preparations

Shelley Taylor-Smith of Australia, Sid Cassidy of the USA, Dennis Miller of Fiji and their FINA Technical Open Water Swimming Committee (TOWSC) members are now in Beijing getting ready for the global launch of the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim on August 20th and 21st (Beijing time).

The TOWSC members are an influential, passionate group of individuals who set the rules and policies of open water swimming, promote open water swimming worldwide via the FINA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup and the FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix, and have supported the International Olympic Committee to add marathon swimming to the Olympic schedule.

The other members include Ronnie Wong Man Chui of Hong Kong, Valerijus Belovas of Lithuania, Flavio Bomio of Switzerland, Alan Clarkson of Great Britain, Jorge Delgado Panchana of Ecuador, Dr. Mohie Wahid Farid of Egypt, Paulo Frischknecht of Portugal, Tomas Haces German of Cuba and Vladimir Srb of the Czech Republic. The FINA Bureau Liaison is Nory Kruchten of Luxembourg.

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