Sam Greetham

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Sam Greetham of FINA and LEN Technical Open Water Swimming Committees
Samuel Greetham of Great Britain is a member of the FINA Technical Open Water Swimming Committee (TOWSC) that is responsible for advising, analyzing, appointing, investigating, studying and recommending rules, regulations, protocols, procedures, equipment and specifications regarding the preparations and execution of open water swimming events sanctioned and organized by FINA, the world's governing body of aquatics.


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Sam is a Director with British Swimming, a coach of merit, an administrator with LEN as well as a respected member of the FINA Technical Open Water Swimming Committee.

History of TOWSC

In 1985, the FINA Bureau appointed a Long Distance Swimming Commission. Seven years later, the Technical Open Water Swimming Committee was formed in 1992. Allan M. Clarkson of Great Britain was nominated Chairman of the first committee. He was followed by Hans A. Beijer of the Netherlands, Sid Cassidy of the USA and Ronnie Wong of Hong Kong. The Honorary Secretaries of the Committee included Dale Petranech of the USA (1992-1996), Flavio Bomio of Switzerland (1996-2000), Shelley Taylor-Smith of Australia (2000-2008) and Flavio Bomio (2008-present).

Members of TOWSC

1. Chairman Ronnie Wong Man Chiu of Hong Kong, 2. Vice Chairman Jorge Aurelio Delgado Panchana of Ecuador, 3. Honorary Secretary Flavio A. Bomio of Switzerland, 4. Dr. Khwaja Aziz of Bangladesh, 5. Valerijus Belovas of Lithuania, 6. Tomás Haces German of Cuba, 7. Samuel Greetham of Great Britain, 8. Zouheir Ele Moufti of Morocco, 9. Steven Munatones of USA, 10. Andrea Prayer of Italy, 11. John West of New Zealand, 12. Noam Zwi of Israel, 13. Washington Beltran of Uruguay, Events Sub-Committee, 14. Hatem Seifallah Mohamed Ibrahim of Egypt, Events Sub-Committee, 15. Shelley Taylor-Smith of Australia, Events Sub-Committee, 16. Dennis Miller of Fiji, Bureau Liaison

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