Dennis Miller

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Dennis Miller
Sid Cassidy, Christopher Guesdon, Dennis Miller, architects of the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim
FINA Technical Open Water Swimming Committee members with FINA Executives
Dennis Miller is the Liaison of the FINA Technical Open Water Swimming Committee and a Vice President of the FINA Bureau. He is also currently the Executive Director of the Oceania National Olympic Committees based out of Suva, Fiji.

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Honours

He is an Honour Administrator inducted in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame in its Class of 2013. He will be inducted in Cork, Ireland at the annual International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame ceremonies.

Education and Career

A graduate of the University of the South Pacific, Suva (1975) and the Australian National University, Canberra (1979 with a Bachelor of Economics/ Bachelor of Arts – Asian Studies), Miller's career has taken him around the world:

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Swimming Career

Olympic Games, Sydney; 2002 Commonwealth Games, Manchester, 2006 Commonwealth Games, Melbourne; 2007 South Pacific Games, Apia, Samoa; Oceania Swimming Championships1988 (Brisbane), 2000 (Christchurch), 2002 (Noumea) 2006 (Cairns), 2008 (Christchurch); World Swimming Championships 1991 & 1998 (Perth), 2001 (Fukuoka), 2003 (Barcelona), 2005 (Montreal), 2009 (Rome); World Open Water Swimming Championships 2000 (Honolulu), 2002 (Sharm el Sheikh), 2004 (Dubai), 2006 (Naples), 2008 (Seville)

2004, 2005 & 2006, Singapore 2006; 1st Asian Beach Games, Bali (INA) 2008

Swimming Championships, Suva

FINA Technical Open Water Swimming Committee

The FINA Technical Open Water Swimming Committee (TOWSC) is a group of experienced open water swimming volunteer experts from around the world who administers and officiates the pro and elite open water races in the world. They also organize clinics and serve as referees, judges and officials at major international competitions and write the rules and procedures that govern these competitions.

Members of TOWSC

2013-2017

The 2013-2017 FINA TOWSC members include:

Chairman: Ronnie Wong of Hong Kong
Vice Chairman: Jorge Delgado Panchana of Ecuador
Honorary Secretary: Andrea Prayer of Italy

Representatives of the African region:
Joaquim Pestana Costa of Angola
David Ngugi of Kenya

Representatives of the Americas region:
Fernando Terrilli of Argentina
Tomas Haces German of Cuba
Sid Cassidy of USA

Representatives of the Asian region:
Abdulmonem Al Alawi of Oman
Mubarak Abdulla Al Zahmi of United Arab Emirates

Representatives of the European region:
Jean Paul Narce of France
Samuel Greetham of Great Britain
Noam Zwi of Israel

Representatives of the Oceania region:
William Ford of Australia
John West of New Zealand

Events Sub-Committee:
Christiane Fanzeres of Brazil
Ayman Saad of Egypt
Jon Hestoy of Faroe Islands

FINA Bureau Liaison is Dennis Miller of Fiji

2009-2013

Its 2009-2013 members include:

1. Ronnie Wong Man Chiu, Chairman
2. Jorge Aurelio Delgado Panchana, Vice Chairman
3. Flavio Bomio, Honorary Secretary
4. Sid Cassidy, Member [replacement for Steven Munatones of USA]
5. Khwaja Aziz, Member
6. Valerijus Belovas, Member
7. Tomas Haces German, Member
8. Samuel Greetham, Member
9. Zouheir El Moufti, Member
10. Andrea Prayer, Member
11. John West, Member
12. Noam Zwi, Member
13. Washington Beltran, Events Sub-Committee
14. Hatem Seifallah Mohamed Ibrahim, Events Sub-Committee
15. Shelley Taylor-Smith, Events Sub-Committee
16. Dennis Miller, FINA Bureau Liaison

Olympic 10K Marathon Swim

As members of the FINA Technical Open Water Swimming Committee, American Sid Cassidy, Australian Christopher Guesdon and Miller literally mapped out the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim concept on a napkin in a restaurant. This revolutionary plan eventually led to the sport of open water swimming being added to the 2008, 2012 and 2016 Olympics.

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