FINA AC Announces Re-Appointments And Six New Members

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September 06th, 2017 Industry, News

The 2017 – 2021 Fina Athletes Committee (FINA AC) was recently announced with a number of former members re-appointed and six (6) new members appointed.

Penny HEYNS Chairman and FINA Bureau Member

Britta KAMRAU Vice Chairman

Camelia POTEC Honorary Secretary

Kirsty COVENTRY Member

Virginie DEDIEU Member

Orlando DUQUE Member

Malick FALL Member

Aaron FELTHAM Member

Stavroula KOZOMPOLI Member

Patrick MURPHY Member

Aaron PEIRSOL Member

Thiago PEREIRA Member

Ryan PINI Member

Tingmao SHI Member

Kaori TAKEMURA Member

Matthew DUNN FINA Bureau Liaison

“During my tenure on the FINA AC I have seen the committee grow and achieve several important milestones.  Each step forward has admittedly taken time however momentum has been created and the FINA AC is steadily strengthening its influence within FINA, ensuring the voice of the athlete is represented at all decision making levels” says Penny Heyns – FINA AC Chairperson.

Since 2013 the FINA AC Chairperson has represented the athlete voice on the FINA Bureau and now, for the first time the FINA AC enjoys full representation of all six (6) FINA Disciplines.  Furthermore a FINA AC representative has been appointed to each respective Technical Committee as a full member:

Tingmao SHI TDC – Technical Diving Committee
Orlando DUQUE THDC – Technical High Diving Committee
Britta KAMRAU TOWSC – Technical Open Water Swimming Committee
Aaron  PEIRSOL TSC – Technical Swimming Committee
Virginie DEDIEU TASC – Technical Artistic Swimming Committee

Stavroula      KOZOMPOLI      –   TWPC – Technical water Polo Committee

This is possibly the most important step forward thus far giving the FINA AC a vote on the platform where decisions most directly affect the athletes and our sport.

“The FINA AC provides a voice to all aquatic athletes and via this platform allows them to influence the development of all aquatic disciplines at multiple levels. The athletes are our sport and therefore it is important that their collective views can shape the future of FINA” says Matthew Dunn – FINA Bureau Liaison

The new FINA AC forms a very capable team and recognises their responsibility toward all aquatic athletes. As such they invite athletes to communicate concerns, issues and new ideas with them via email on ac@fina.org

Press Release courtesy of FINA AC, a SwimSwam partner.

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American College Connection would like to congratulate one of our ACC team members, Penny Heyns for being named Chairperson of the FINA AC. Penny serves as our International Director for swimming.

Is this the reason they started a Proswimmer union????????

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