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Australian Marathon Swimming Federation

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The Australian Long-Distance Swimming Federation changed its name to the Australian Marathon Swimming Federation in 1980

noun - The Australian Marathon Swimming Federation was an organization that governed the sport of marathon swimming in Australia between the years of 1980 and 1986.

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The Australian Long-Distance Swimming Federation was formed in 1973 in Hobart, Tasmania to facilitate recognition of the new sport of open water swimming as this was not forthcoming from the pool-orientated national body. The Foundation members and subsequent office bearers were Christopher Guesdon as President, Deputy President Dick Campion, Secretary Sue Guesdon, and John Koorey as its Executive Member.

The Foundation changed its name in 1980 to the Australian Marathon Swimming Federation when John Koorey became the President and the Australian Championships moved to Sydney, New South Wales. The Australian Marathon Swimming Federation organized the national open water swimming championships until FINA and Australian Swimming Inc. took over the discipline of open water swimming in Australia beginning in 1986.

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