Irving Davids/Captain Roger W. Wheeler Memorial Award

2015 Dennis Miller (FJI)


As an administrator working behind the scenes, Dennis Miller rose in the FINA Family where he ranks to the highest echelon in aquatic administration.


Credited as one of the three people who formulated and pushed forward the current Guesdon model, now the current racing format used at the Olympic 10km Marathon Swim, together with Chris Guesdon and Sid Cassidy.


There isn't anyone in the world who has attended more world class FINA open water swimming competitions than Miller.


Dennis is currently a FINA V.P. and TOWSC Liaison, and the Executive Director of the Oceania National Olympic Committee based out of Suva, Fiji.


He was a member of the FINA Technical Open Water Swimming Committee from 1997 to 2009. As FINA Bureau liaison to the TOWSC since 2009, he has been responsible for the delivery of the 2010 FINA Open Water World Swimming Championships in Roberval, Canada, the Open Water Swimming events at the FINA World Swimming Championships in Shanghai, China (2011 ), Barcelona, Spain (2013) and Kazan Russia (2015). Since the inclusion of the 10k Marathon Swimming Events in the Olympic Games, he oversaw delivery of these events at the 2008 Games in Beijing and the 2012 Games in London, and is involved in the planning and delivery of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games events off Copacabana Beach.


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