Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

There is no better representation of the global nature of open water swimming than the composition of the FINA Technical Open Water Swimming Committee.

There is a representative from Asia: Hong Kong (Ronnie Wong)

There are representatives from South America: Ecuador (Jorge Delgado), Argentina (Fernando Terrilli), and Brazil (Christiane Fanzeres)

There are representatives from Europe: Italy (Andrea Prayer), Faroe Islands (Jon Hestoy), France (Jean Paul Narce), Great Britain (Samuel Greetham), Bulgaria (Petar Stoychev), and Germany (Britta Kamrau)

There are representatives from Africa: Angola (Joaquim Pestana Costa