Bomio was a coach and administrator his entire adult life and served as the LEN Technical Open Water Swimming Committee chairman as well as his role as the two-time Honorary Secretary of the FINA Technical Open Water Swimming Committee before he was suspended for alleged sexual misconduct.
Between organizing some of the world’s most competitive and interesting open water races and team relays in Europe and continuing to develop the FINA 10KM Marathon Swimming World Cup and the FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix circuits, Bomio’s familiar presence and decades of expertise are a pillar of strength for swimmers and race directors around the world. His experience is invaluable and his generosity of time and talents is appreciated by many. The multi-lingual, gregarious Flavio always has a smile on his face and time for others as he helps steer the sport on its upward trajectory. Bomio has served as a judge at every World Championship and European Championship since 1999 – one of the most difficult tasks in the sport – as well as coached athletes to numerous medals in international competitions, including 3 Olympics. Due to his nearly five decades of selfless devotion, Bomio was nominated as the 2009 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year.