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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Thank You Very Much, Open Water Swimming Officials

In land-based sports, officiating can be difficult whether it is basketball or skiing. But in aquatic sports, much physical contact cannot be seen whether it is water polo or open water swimming. In order to ensure an objective, fair competition, FINA depends on volunteers who spend time to study and become certified in their chosen sport.

To those unselfish individuals, thank you very much.

In open water swimming competitions, these officials can be in the registration area, onshore at the finish, with the timing company, on the radio, in boats or around turn buoys.

Certified FINA open water swimming officials include the following individuals from 61 countries:

AFG: Rohullah Maroug
ANG: Joaquim Costa, Francisco Sebastiao
ARG: Pablo Cosso, Pedro Gonzalez, Adriana Pacchiotti, Silvia Beatriz Dalotto, Jose Luis Ramos
AUS: Stella Carrara, Gary Shepherdson, Daryl Alan Wood, Julie McGinley, William John (Bill) Ford, Brian Hosford, Shelley Taylor-Smith, Richard Verboon, Brian Lawrence Dry, Robyn Lois Arblaster
BEL: Jozef Hufkens
BAN: Md. Golam Mostafa
BOL: Oscar G. Caballero Vaca
BRA: Christiane Fanzeres, Wilson Ribas Mattos, Ricardo Ratto, Marcelo Salem, Joao Bizerra, Henrique Borges, Sergio da Costa Castanho, Mauricio Cerveira, Antonio Carlos Mariante
BUL: Tanya Bogomilova, Tsekov Velislav Etskov, Tanya Bogomilova
CAN: Lyse Tremblay, Benoît Vincent, Daniel Leduc, Lucie Speich, Carole Thomas, Tony Trubiano, Sheila Marie Lencoe
CHN: Qingzhu Cao, Hong Ji, Jian Cheng Xu, Yucheng Zhou, Youhua Gu, Min Hua, Xiao Guang Yu, Jia Qian Yuan
CRC: Kathia Garcia Viales, Fernando Madrigal Anderson, Jose Federico Navarro Calvo
CRO: Milivoj Mirosavac, Andrea Rippl-Gotvald, Zeljko Roksandic, Toni Tadic
CUB: Placido Ferreiro Romero, Jose Luis Gonzalez Hernandez, Tomas Orlando Haces German, Jersy Rodriguez Calero
CYP: Petros Arestis, Philippos Georgakis, Vasilios Skouridis
CZE: Michal Moravec, Radek Taborsky, Kamila Svobodova, Jan Bazil, Michal Kindl, Jan Novotny, Pavel Srb, Zdenek Tobias, Kamila Svobodova
DEN: Lars Mejer Frederiksen, Lene Madegaard
ECU: Hector Cornejo Campoverde, Jorge Aurelio Delgado Panchana, Jorge Delgado
EGY: Farid Magdy, Kamal Mossa Mohamed
ESA: Gladys Olivia Mejia Garcia
ESP: Manuel Garcia, Antonia Gomez, Zaira Morales, Elena Osete, Elena Grinon Reina, Faustino Perez Martra, Patricio Sanchez Fernandez, Lorena Valles Vazquez, Ana Jaqueti, Eva Bernal
FAR: Jon Hestoy
FIJ: Dennis Miller
FIN: Matti Juvonen, Uula Torttila, Sami Wahlman
FRA: Michel Bonniol, Jean-Luc Citerne, Raymond Tappero, Jean-Louis Thorembey, Philippe Plouviez
GBR: Paul Kandall, Margaret Roberts, Hannah Smith, David Kim Weetman, Stephen William Gunter, Ian Keith Hodgson, Ralph Payne, Lesley Ann Prentice
GER: Ralf Gauger, Peter Haemmerle, Markus Klotz, Bodo Stoecker, Petra Hein, Franz Hein, Helmut Schindler, Klaus Woldtmann, Wilfred Fuchs, Martin Schneck
GRE: Sophia Psilolignon, Dimitris Kakalikas
GUA: Marco Dionicio Flores Hernandez, Jose Ismael Gonzalez Arias, Manuel Trinidad Melendez Ortiz
HKG: Siu Tong Lam, Ping Hang Szeto, Kam Tat Wilson Yeung, Chak Choi Leung, Chin Hung David Chiu, Hon Wai Ching, Man Chiu Ronnie Wong, Wai Kit Louis Wong,
HUN: Dr. Molnar Attila, Szabolcs Fodor, Hajos Gyula, Nemeth Zsolt, Rita Lazar, Csaba Toth
INA: Sudradjat Wiradihardja, Hermino Agustianus, Liza G. Januar, Ray Sani, Suroyo Suroyo, Djat Sudradjat Wiradihardja
IRQ: Mohand Aladan, Melad Alyonan, Khudar Khalaf, Majeed Tayawi
ISR: Hadar Ben-Dror, Eugenia Cohen Hadad, Fran Groumi, Aric Perry, Charlie Dolinko Yehezkel, Noam Zwi
ITA: Antonio Emanuele Baglio, Daniela Maddaloni, Harco Rebora, Elisabetta Ulivieri, Cristina Bianchi, Annalisa Bolteri, Daniela Fierro, Anna Rita Gramellini, Filomena Tammaro, Pietro Cecchetto
JPN: Osamu Kameda, Hajime Matsubayashi, Masahiro Sumi, Tamako Kihara, Daichi Suzuki,
KAZ: Artyom Belenkov, Kanat Tulekov, Nikolay Zagritsenko, Sergey Zagritsenko
KOR: Byung Woog An, Wonil Ha, Eui Sik Kim, Jongsoo Kim, Dong Yeob Byun, Sung Ho Kim, Dong Woon Lee, Sang Wook Park
LTU: Valerijus Belovas
MAC: Ho Ian Chan, Chong Kit Iu, Chi Jeong Ng, Ka Kin Tai
MAR: Mohcine El Mteri
MEX: Enrique Borrego, Jose Luis Borrego, Jorge Antonio Cesar
NCA: Juan Armando Castellon Zelaya, Miguel Angel Castillo Muniz, Omar Nunez-Aguirre, Maritza de Los Angeles Vargas Estrada, Silvia Patricia Miranda, Francisco Venerio
NED: Robertus Franciscus Maria Van de Kragt, Nicolaas Cornelis van Maanen, Dirk Jan Sohl, Elsje Struylaart
NZL: Ann Rae Benseman, Brent Paul Singer, John Graeme West, Dave Beattie, Paul Matson, Matt Meehan
OMA: Al Alawi Abdul Monem
POR: Jose Pedro Brandao, Alexandre Fernandes, Carlos Jesus, Luis Medalhas, Antonio Amador, Paulo Frischknecht, Dalila Lira, Graciete Pires, Carolina Ribeiro, Mario Nunes
QAT: Talal Al Ansary, Abdullah Al Mahmoud, Yousef Alhumaidi, Mohammad Al-Sheep
RSA: Ronald Bakhuis, Robert Jacobs, Briane Reynolds, William John Vorster
RUS: Alexey Akatiev, Georgy Erokhin, Sergey Kulikov, Olga Paramonova
SRB: Nikola Danev, Branislav Kovacevic, Vojislav Mijic, Panovic Miroslav
SLO: Enio Vivoda, Anka Kozamernik, Matjaz Godec
SRB: Rajko Glusac, Zoran Golusin Vukovic, Dragan Higl, Sasa Sava Mircetic, Vojislav Mijic
SRI: Polwaththa Siriyalage Ajantha, Vidalath Gedara Mudiyan Selage Nishshanka Ajith Kumara, Sumith Mahinda Ranasinghe, Singharage Janaka Sadaruwan Silva, R. M. N. Wasantha Bandara, Kalpani Kadinappulige, Samaranayakage Nadeeka Kumari, Piramanage Naradamel
SUI: Rolf Ingold, Vidette Villars-Pelzer, Elena Nembrini
SYR: Hassan Amin, Ziad Hadeed, Ayman Nemer, Michal Al Kassar
TUR: Bahtiyar Ozcaldiran
UAE: Khamis Al Otaiba, Ahmed Salem Al Zahmi, Ahmed Mobarak Al Zahmi, Faisal Abdul Al Marzouqi, Abdulla Mohamed Al Waitibi, Jasem Mohamed Shehki, Abdulla Mubarar Zahmi, Ismaeel Abdul Reheem Saad, Khamis Mubarak Saeed, Mohamed Adham Ghallab, Mohammed Sulaiman Farat
URU: Alicia Olga Lamboglia Caprario
USA: Eugene F. (Chip) Carrigan, Shannon Gillespy, Dr. Cecil Gordon, Matthew Wilson, Stephen 'Sid' Cassidy, Mark McCaw, Michael Saltzstein, John (Jay) Thomas, Rick Walker
VEN: Mafer Caridad Palomo Cuevas, Ruben Dario Rodriguez Carvajal, Mafer Palomo Cueias

FINA Masters Officials for open water swimming include the following individuals:

AUS: Judith Crawford (Referee/Starter), Peter Maloney (Referee/Judge/Starter), Hilary Arber (Referee/Judge/Starter)
CAN: Paul Jenkins (Referee), Jeffrey S. Kafka (Referee/Judge/Starter)
CHI: Jorge Burgos (Referee)
CHN: Li Xiadhuan (Judge), Xing Zhou-Yan (Judge), Li Chng-Jun (Judge), Wang Hu (Judge)
CRC: Alberto Gutierrez Can (Referee), Kattia Garcia Viales (Referee), Fernando Madrigal Anderson (Referee), Roberto Barboza Zamuria (Referee/Judge)
FRA: Louis Venzi (Judge)
GBR: Christine Johnston (Referee), Douglas Watson Milne (Referee), Sheron Rose Spibey (Referee), Michael John Hemmings (Referee/Judge)
HKG: Agnes Tsang (Referee/Judge/Starter), Szeto Ping Hang (Referee/Judge)
ITA: Luigi Terranova (Judge), Alfonso Incoronato (Judge)
KOR: Dong-Yeob Byun (Judge), Sung Ho Kim (Judge), Sim Sung Sub (Judge), Sung Ho Kim (Judge)
POR: Elisabete Filipa Jesus Pereira Marques (Referee), Graciete Maria Mesquita Cruz Pires (Referee)
SRI: H. Hewage Chulasiri (Referee/Judge), E. J. Rodney Silva (Judge), P.S. Premasiri Dayananda (Referee)
SUI: Andrea Gyorgy Jacobi (Judge)
SWE: Lars Edstedt (Referee)

On behalf of every competitor in the water, we are sincerely appreciative of your passion for and commitment to the sport.

Photo of Sid Cassidy.

Copyright © 2010 by World Open Water Swimming Association

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2014 Global Open Water Swimming Conference Agenda


Friday, 19 September

5:30

PM


Welcome Reception at Mount Stuart House, Isle of Bute, Scotland

Documentary films shown throughout the reception:

Blue Journey-Amerika Samoa – Stronger Together: The Waterman’s Way
(film by Bruckner Chase)

Dancing With The Water, Crossing of Lake Pontchartrain
(film by Wayne Ewing about Matthew Moseley's Lake Pontchartrain crossing)

Bering Strait Swim Chukotka - Alaska
(film by Admiral Konstantin Sidenko about the relay between Russia and Alaska)

The Clean Swim – Hong Kong to Macau
(film about Simon Holiday's Pearl River Delta crossing)


Saturday, 20 September

9:00

AM


Registration and Coffee at Mount Stuart House, Isle of Bute, Scotland

10:00

AM


Keynote Speech:
Colleen Blair (Scotland) on The History of Scottish Swimming

10:20

AM


Christopher Guesdon (Australia) on Multidimensional Roles In The Sport

10:30

AM


Colin Hill (England) on Recent Explosion in UK Open Water

10:50

AM


Shelley Taylor-Smith (Australia) on The Feminine Code of Achievement - How a Lady from Down Under Revolutionized Professional Marathon Swimming

11:10

AM


Simon Murie (England) on Open Water Swimming Holidays: How A New Sector Was Created Within The Travel Industry

11:30

AM


Swimming The Oceans Seven
A round table discussion moderated by:
Kevin Murphy (England), with Stephen Redmond (Ireland), Anna-Carin Nordin (Sweden),
Darren Miller (USA), Adam Walker (England), Kimberley Chambers (New Zealand)

12:30

PM


Coffee and Break

1:00

PM


World Open Water Swimming Awards Luncheon:
with co-hosts Shelley Taylor-Smith (Australia) and Steven Munatones (USA)

Pádraig Mallon (Ireland), 2013 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year

Olga Kozydub (Russia), 2013 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year

Bering Strait Swim, 2013 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year

Honoring: Vladimir Chegorin, Maria Chizhova, Elena Guseva, Ram Barkai, Jack Bright, Oksana Veklich, Aleksandr Jakovlevs, Matías Ola, Henri Kaarma, Toomas Haggi, Nuala Moore, Anne Marie Ward, Toks Viviers, Melissa O’Reilly, Ryan Stramrood, Cristian Vergara, Craig Lenning, Rafal Ziobro, Andrew Chin, Jackie Cobell, James Pittar, Paolo Chiarino, Mariia Yrjö-Koskinen, Ivan Papulshenko, Zdenek Tlamicha, Zhou Hanming, Oleg Adamov, Andrei Agarkov, Alekseev Semen, Tatiana Alexandrova, Roman Belan, Elena Semenova, Alexander Brylin, Afanasii Diackovskii, Vladimir Nefatov, Evgenii Dokuchaev, Oleg Docuckaev, Roman Efimov, Dmitrii Filitovich, Olga Filitovich, Victor Godlevskiy, Olga Golubeva, Alexei Golubkin, Alexander Golubkin, Alexandr Iurkov, Oleg Ivanov, Pavel Kabakov, Eduard Khodakovskiy, Aleksandr Komarov, Aleksandr Kuliapin, Andrey Kuzmin, Irina Lamkina, Vladimir Litvinov, Andrey Mikhalev, Victor Moskvin, Nikolay Petshak, Sergey Popov, Vladimir Poshivailov, Grigorii Prokopchuk, Dmitrii Zalka, Natalia Seraya, Viacheslav Shaposhnikov, Olga Sokolova, Andrei Sychev, Alexei Tabakov, and Nataliia Usachaeva [represented by Admiral Konstantin Sidenko and Nuala Moore]


2:30

PM


Alexey Salmin Pavlovich (Russia) and Dmitry Dragozhilov (Russia)
on the 2016 Winter Swimming World Championships [film]

2:50

PM


Sally Minty-Gravett (Jersey) on Motivating Swimmers

3:10

PM


Dmitry Blokhin (Russia) and Aleksei Veller (Russia)
on the First World Ice Swimming Championships [film]

3:30

PM


Matthew Moseley (USA)’s Dancing With The Water, Crossing of Lake Pontchartrain [film]

3:50

PM


Simon Holliday (England) and Doug Woodring (Hong Kong)’s The Clean Swim – Hong Kong to Macau 2014 [film]

5:00

PM


International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF)
and International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame (IMSHOF)

IMSHOF Induction Ceremonies and Dinner
with co-hosts Shelley Taylor-Smith (Australia) and Steven Munatones (USA).

Recognition of International Swimming Hall of Fame honorees:

  • Elizabeth Fry (USA), IMSHOF Honour Swimmer

  • Vojislav Mijić (Serbia), IMSHOF Honour Swimmer

  • James Anderson (USA), IMSHOF Honour Administrator

  • Dr. Jane Katz (USA), IMSHOF Honour Administrator

  • Indonesian Swimming Federation Open Water Committee (Indonesia), IMSHOF Honour Organisation

  • Melissa Cunningham (Australia), Irving Davids – Captain Roger Wheeler Award by the International Swimming Hall of Fame and IMSHOF Honour Swimmer

  • Sandra Bucha (USA), ISHOF Honor Open Water Swimmer and IMSHOF Honour Swimmer

  • Jon Erikson (USA), ISHOF Honor Open Water Swimmer and IMSHOF Honour Swimmer [represented by Sandra Bucha]

6:30

PM


International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) Introduction Video.
Welcome speech by host Shelley Taylor-Smith (Australia)

6:45

PM


Dinner

7:30

PM


International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF)
Induction Ceremonies and Dinner with host Shelley Taylor-Smith (Australia)

Recognition of International Swimming Hall of Fame honorees:

  • Mercedes Gleitze (England)
    ISHOF Honor Pioneer Swimmer and IMSHOF Honour Swimmer
    [represented by daughter Doloranda Pember]

  • Dale Petranech (USA)
    ISHOF Honor Contributer and IMSHOF Honour Administrator

  • Claudio Plit (Argentina)
    ISHOF Honor Open Water Swimmer and IMSHOF Honour Swimmer
    [represented by Shelley Taylor-Smith]

  • Judith van Berkel-de Nijs (Netherlands)
    ISHOF Honor Open Water Swimmer and IMSHOF Honour Swimmer
    [represented by Niek Kloots]

  • George Young (Canada)
    ISHOF Honor Pioneer Swimmer and IMSHOF Honour Swimmer
    [represented by the Catalina Channel Swimming Federation]

  • David Yudovin (USA)
    ISHOF Honor Open Water Swimmer and IMSHOF Honour Swimmer


Sunday, 21 September

9:00

AM


Registration and coffee at Mount Stuart House, Isle of Bute, Scotland

10:00

AM


Nuala Moore (Ireland) on The Mindset of 1000m at 0ºC

10:20

AM


Admiral Konstantin Sidenko (Russia)’s Bering Strait Swim Chukotka - Alaska in 2013 [film]

10:40

AM


Ned Denison (Ireland) on Swimming The World

11:00

AM


Bruckner Chase (USA)’s Blue Journey-Amerika Samoa
Stronger Together: The Waterman’s Way
[film]

11:20

AM


Rok Kerin (Slovenia) on Lifestyle Benefits From Open Water Swimming

12:00

PM


Survey distribution and group photo-taking

2:00

PM


Swim at Stravvana Bay, Isle of Bute






CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE

The Global Open Water Swimming Conference is a conference on the sport of open water swimming, marathon swimming and swimming during triathlons and multi-sport endurance events.

The conference which has been attended by enthusiasts and luminaries from 6 continents, is devoted to providing information about the latest trends, race tactics, training techniques, equipment, psychological preparation, race organization and safety practices used in the sports of open water swimming, marathon swimming and triathlons.

The conference's mission is to provide opportunities to listen and meet many of the world's most foremost experts in open water swimming, and to meet and discuss the sport among swimmers, coaches, administrators, event organizers, sponsors, vendors, officials, escort pilots, and volunteers from kayakers to safety personnel.

Dozens of presentations at the 2014 Conference at the Mount Stuart House cover numerous aspects of the vast and growing world of open water swimming where attendees can learn and share the latest trends, race tactics, training modalities, swimming techniques, equipment, race organization, logistics, operations, and safety practices for open water swimming as a solo swimmer, competitive athlete, fitness swimmer, masters swimmer, triathlete, multi-sport athlete, administrator, race promoter, sponsor or referee.

The conference was first held in Long Beach, California as part of the 2010 USA Swimming National Open Water Swimming Championships. It has since been held on the Queen Mary in California, at Columbia University and the United Nations in New York City, and in Cork, Ireland. This year in September, it comes to another iconic location, the Mount Stuart House on the Isle of Bute in Scotland.

"The Global Open Water Swimming Conference was started due to the desire and need for athletes, coaches, referees, administrators, race directors, promoters and sponsors from around the world to share, collect and learn information about the growing sports of open water swimming, marathon swimming and triathlons," said founder Steven Munatones. "Other swimming conferences usually offering nothing on open water swimming or perhaps a speech or two, but we thought open water swimming deserves its own global conference. It is great that the community shares its information via the online social network, but there is nothing like meeting other open water swimming enthusiasts face-to-face and talking about the sport from morning to night."

Speakers at the conference include English Channel swimmers, ice swimmers, record holders, renowned coaches, world champions, professional marathon swimmers, renowned race directors, officials and administrators from the Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania.

"Because the audience is passionate and educated about the sport and its finest practitioners, the Global Open Water Swimming Conference is also the location of the induction ceremonies for the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame and the annual WOWSA Awards that recognize the World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year, the World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year, the World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year, and the World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year. Special Lifetime Achievement Awards are also occasionally presented to individuals who have made significant contributions to the sport over their career."


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