The World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation

The World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation

CANADA. World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation was a non-profit corporation that governed the professional marathon swimming circuit in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. It was headquartered in Maryland USA when Herman Willemse (shown on right) was its President and Joe Grossman was its Secretary-Treasurer upon its adoption in 1967.

The World Professional Marathon Swimming Federationn formally adopted its Constitution at the 1967 annual meeting of the Federation in Ontario, Canada in 1967.

The corporation no longer exists and was replaced by various organizations in the late 1980s. Its functions are now overseen by FINA.

The comprehensive constitution of the World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation, a fascinating document with many details governing the activities of marathon swimming organizations and swimmers written in 1967, is posted here.

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