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Saturday, January 14, 2017

2nd Pan-Hellenic Lifesaving Sport Championship

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

The 2nd Pan-Hellenic Lifesaving Sport Championship was organized by the Hellenic Federation of Underwater Activity and supported by the Hellenic Ministry of Health, the Hellenic Centre for Disease Control & Prevention, and the Hellenic Red Cross.

The Hellenic Federation of Underwater Activity organized the event as a public health service in order to prevent drownings with key water safety related organizations.

At the opening ceremony, the President of the Federation Vaggelis Rakantas presented an honorary statuette to Kimberly Jarvis, Senior Project Manager of the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation for the significant contributions of the foundation to the work of the federation that aims to reduce drowning deaths in Greece, through water safety and lifesaving sport programs.

Dr. Vicky Bafataki presented with the Honorary Medallion of the International Giuseppe Sciacca Awards to Dr. Stathis Avramidis for his pioneering and long contributions to the development of lifesaving sport in Greece.

An honorary statuette was also presented to the Mayor Andreas Kondylis of Alimos for his contributions and support.

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