Legendary German Waterman Supports Greek Lifesaving Sports Association

Legendary German Waterman Supports Greek Lifesaving Sports Association

Courtesy of Dr. Stathis Avramidis, Greek Lifesaving Sports Association, Greece.

Dr. Stathis Avramidis, President of the Greek Lifesaving Sports Association, announced the induction of Marcel Hassemeier from Germany as a Supporter, “Marcel has been a multiple national champion in individual disciplines and combined events. In the field of lifesaving sport, he has a tremendous track record of triumphs. At an international level, he had 2 individual wins, 2 team gold medals with the German relay team at the World Games in 2013 in Cali. He was the most successful athlete of the World Games 2013. He is also the holder of world records in the 100m Manekin Tow with Fins and the 200m Super Lifesaver events in 2011, 2013 and 2014. He won his first world champion title in 2010, and won 3 individual medals (two gold and one silver) at the 2014 World Championships. He was inducted into the International Lifesaving Sport Hall of Fame. In 2021, he was voted as the 3rd-Runner Up World Games Greatest Athlete of All Time.”

Hassemeier said about the honor, “Drowning is an unnecessary toll for mankind. But it is preventable. For over a century, the lifesaving organizations have developed ideas, educational materials, and technology to educate people on how to save lives. Lifesaving sport is perhaps one of the best means of drowning prevention. The Greek Lifesaving Sports Association is the home of the sport that saves lives in Greece. It operates under the lead of passionate and visionary people. I proudly join my name with the aims and objectives of an organization that strives for excellence in water safety and lifesaving sport.” 

For more information on the Greek Lifesaving Association and Hassemeier, visit here and here.

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