Jean Paul Narce

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Jean-Paul Narce of France on left

Jean-Paul Narce is a French national open water swimming team coach and an open water swimming administrator from Le Chambon-sur-Lignon.

Open Water Swimming Career Highlights

FINA Technical Open Water Swimming Committee

The FINA Technical Open Water Swimming Committee (TOWSC) is a group of experienced open water swimming 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.

TOWSC Members

2017-2021 FINA TOWSC members

Ronnie Wong, Chairman
Sid Cassidy, Vice Chairman
Sam Greetham, Honorary Secretary
Britta Kamrau, Athlete Representative
Abdul Monem Khamis Al Alawi, Member
Abdulla Al Zahmi, Member
Luís Baptista, Member
Jorge Delgado, Member
Bill Ford, Member
Avelino Monteiro, Member
Jean-Paul Narce, Member
Andrea Prayer, Member
Fernando Terrilli, Member
Samuel Ufitimana, Member
John West, Member
Tanya Bogomilova, Events Sub-Committee
Soh Yew Siang Soh, Events Sub-Committee
Morgan Toro Martinez, Events Sub-Committee
Noam Zwi, Events Sub-Committee
Zouheir El Moufti, Bureau Liaison

2013-2017 FINA TOWSC members

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 members of the FINA Technical Open Water Swimming Committee

1. Chairman Ronnie Wong Man Chiu of Hong Kong
2. Vice Chairman Jorge Aurelio Delgado Panchana of Ecuador
3. Honorary Secretary Flavio Bomio of Switzerland
4. Dr. Khwaja Aziz of Bangladesh
5. Valerijus Belovas of Lithuania
6. Tomas Haces German of Cuba
7. Samuel Greetham of Great Britain
8. Zouheir El Moufti of Morocco
9. Steven Munatones of USA [replaced by Sid Cassidy of USA]
10. Andrea Prayer of Italy
11. John West of New Zealand
12. Noam Zwi of Israel
13. Washington Beltran of Uruguay
14. Hatem Seifallah Mohamed Ibrahim of Egypt
15. Shelley Taylor-Smith of Australia
16. Dennis Miller of Fiji, Bureau Liaison


These volunteers implemented a number of new safety protocols, procedures and policies while working closely with race directors and other volunteers from around the world. Collectively, they officiate the 5K, 5K Team Time Trial, 10K, 25K and Olympic 10K Marathon Swim races at the FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup series, the FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix series, the FINA World Junior Open Water Swimming Championships, and the Olympics.

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)

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