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Jorge Delgado, Vice Chairman
The FINA Technical Open Water Swimming Committee (TOWSC) is a group of volunteers from around the world that administers and officiates the FINA 10KM Marathon Swimming World Cup series, the FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix series, the FINA World Junior Open Water Swimming Championships, the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim and the open water swimming races at the FINA World Swimming Championships.

The TOWSC volunteers are nominated by their respective national federations and approved by the FINA Executive Bureau, under the direction of Cornel Marculescu, to serve four-year terms.

TOWSC also consists of a smaller 4-member FINA Open Water Swimming Commission. This powerful group consists of the FINA Open Water Swimming Liaison, the TOWSC Chairman, the TOWSC Vice Chairman and the TOWSC Honorary Secretary.



The volunteers offer open water swimming clinics around the world. They serve as referees, judges and officials at the FINA-sanctioned races. The committee proposes the rules and procedures that govern FINA-sanctioned competitions, which are later formally discussed and approved by the FINA Bureau.


Its members include:

1. Ronnie Wong Man Chiu, Chairman
2. Jorge Aurelio Delgado Panchana, Vice Chairman
3. Flavio Bomio, Honorary Secretary
4. Sid Cassidy, Member
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

FINA 10KM Marathon Swimming World Cup Series

The FINA 10KM Marathon Swimming World Cup series consists of races in: Santos (Brazil)
Cancún (Mexico)
Setúbal (Portugal)
Lac St-Jean (Canada)
Lac Mégantic (Canada)
Shantou (China)
Hong Kong

FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix Series

The FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix series consists of race in Rosario (Argentina)
Sante Fe-Coronda (Argentina)
Viedma (Argentina)
Hernandarias-Paraná (Argentina)
Sumidero Canyon (Mexico)
Capri-Napoli (Italy)
Lac St-Jean (Canada)
Lac Memphrémagog (Canada)
Šabac (Serbia)
Ohrid Lake (Macedonia)
Jabelah (Syria – cancelled in 2011)

External links

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