Tag: Stathis Avramidis

A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats

A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. “It is very easy to be uplifted and inspired by those in the open water swimming community,” says Steven Munatones. “There are simply so many heroes and heroines in the sport, all specializing in every kind of niche in the sport. Some are fast like the Dutch swimmers Ferry

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Fairy Tale Rings True In The Open Water

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. When one person can tie so many luminaries and organizations across the globe together, they must be doing something right and innovative. That is what Dr. Stathis Avramidis has done with his fairy tale book called A Chance for Children. The book is printed in Greek and English with the financial support

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Near-Death Experiences While Drowning

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. "I could see, floating in the air, the lifeguards attempting to resuscitate a lifeless body; it was mine." "I saw a bright light that asked me, in a life review, what I have done in my life for love and learning." "I felt peace and no fear of death." Janice Miner Holden, Ed.D. and Stathis Avramidis,

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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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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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