Tag: International Aquatic History Symposium and Film Festival

Swimming As Samurai

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. At the International Aquatic History Symposium and Film Festival in 2012, Professor Atsunori Matsui, Professor Toshiaki Goya, and Hiroyasu Satake presented a paper entitled The History and Problem of Swimming Education in Japan.* The aquatic researchers noted that swimming has long been performed in the

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Festival Success For Open Water Films

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. In May 9th-12th, the inaugural International Aquatic History Symposium and Film Festival (IAHSFF) was held during the International Swimming Hall of Fame weekend in Ft Lauderdale, Florida. The participants represented a diverse and illustrious group of aquatic enthusiasts from all over the world met for 4

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FRESHMAN Receives Best New Film Award

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Deborah McDonald, director and producer of the documentary film 50 year old FRESHMAN received the Best New Film Award at the 2012 International Aquatic History Symposium & Film Festival in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. McDonald's documentary film FRESHMAN is about International Masters Hall of Fame Open Water

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The Legacy Of Fran Crippen

The International Swimming Hall of Fame announced the inaugural International Aquatic History Symposium & Film Festival (IAHSFF) that will be held in Ft Lauderdale, Florida, USA between May 9th - 12th, 2012. One of the presentations will be "Lessons Learned By The Death Of Fran Crippen". The presentation will examine the number and causes of death in open

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The History Of Open Water Swimming

The International Swimming Hall of Fame announced the inaugural International Aquatic History Symposium & Film Festival (IAHSFF) that will be held in Ft Lauderdale, Florida, USA between May 9th - 12th, 2012. One of the presentations will be "The History of Open Water Swimming - From The English Channel to Hyde Park". The presentation will examine how the

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Philosophy Of The Lifesaving Foundation

Dr. Stathis Avramidis, the Co-Chairman of the International Aquatic History Symposium & Film Festival, always stresses the importance of the individual and their safety. "This is illustrated by this story, a story inspired the work of the Lifesaving Foundationin Ireland. It was adapted from 'The Star Thrower' by Loren Eiseley 1907–1977. The philosophy of

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