International Long Distance Swimming Federation

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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 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

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