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International Federation of Professional Ocean Swimmers and Divers

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Fidel Castro celebrating the Swim for Peace, sanctioned by the International Federation of Professional Ocean Swimmers and Divers, by Walter Poenisch in 1978, together with Fay Poenisch

noun - The International Federation of Ocean Swimmers and Divers is an organization that set and monitored the rules of a swim across the Straits of Florida from Cuba to Florida by Walter Poenisch in 1978 under the leadership of J. Marvin Mims.

Rules[edit]

The rules of the International Federation of Ocean Swimmers and Divers for swims across the Straits of Florida are as follows:

  • Fins are allowed
  • Snorkel is allowed
  • Shark cage is allowed
  • Getting out of the water four times for no longer than five minutes at a time to administer emergency medicine, receive critical nourishment, or for any reason that directly threatened the life of the swimmer

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