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International Long Distance Swimming Federation

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General Zorkani, an Honour Administrator in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame and the Honorary Secretary of the International Long Distance Swimming Federation, awarding the winner of the 36 km Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli in Italy in the 1950s

noun - The International Long Distance Swimming Federation (ILDSF) was an international governing body of marathon swimming in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. It was established in Paris, France in 1953. Its initial listing of federation officers included Honorary President (Isaak Helmi), President (Dr. Sabry), Secretary (General Zorkani), Assistant Secretary (Mostafa Ebeid), Treasurer (A.F. Shafshak), a French Vice President (Vellée) and an Italian Vice President. Isaak Helmi was the Honorary President between 1962-1970 when swimmers from Egypt, France, Italy, Kuwait, Sweden, Iraq, Libya, Lebanon, Argentina, Yugoslavia, the Netherlands, England, Canada and Syria participated in the races It was incorporated by the International Marathon Swimming Association on 19 July 1991 in Magog, Quebec, Canada together with the World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation.

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