Sid Cassidy Wins The Dennis Miller Award

Sid Cassidy Wins The Dennis Miller Award

Sid Cassidy was a long-time friend and FINA colleague of Dennis Miller of Fiji who passed away in 2019. The two men served together for over two decades bringing open water swimming literally from the backwaters of FINA to the Olympic stage.

It seems like a logical choice for Cassidy to become the inaugural winner of the Dennis Miller Prize, an award given by FINA to honor Miller for his long-time contributions to FINA’s overall development, particularly in open water swimming community.

Cassidy said, “Being named the inaugural recipient of FINA’s Dennis Miller Prize is an incredible honor. Dennis was a man of incredible integrity and he was such a respected leader in the world of aquatics, that I am truly humbled and accept it on behalf of all the Technical Open Water Swimming Committee members who we worked with through the years.”

The Prize is given annually to an outstanding organizer in open water swimming. The recipient can be an organization, person, or group that has contributed to open water swimming for many years, developing and promoting both open water swimming and marathon swimming in a specific region, country, continent or around the world.

The FINA Technical Open Water Swimming Committee makes its recommendation to the FINA Awards Committee for review and confirmation by the FINA Executive.

Cassidy receive the Prize during the FINA Gala held in December 2021.

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Steven Munatones