FINA in mourning - Peter Daland (USA)

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FINA learnt with immense sadness about the loss of Peter Daland, one of the most successful US Swimming coaches. Mr. Daland was aged 93.

Peter Daland has consecrated the majority of his life to Swimming, both as a coach and official. He was a former Chairman of the FINA Coaches Commission, and his work within this body has been of paramount importance.


Peter Daland - Photo source: USA Swimming


His action in Swimming is remarkable and Peter Daland's achievements certainly contributed to consolidate USA status as a powerhouse in Swimming.

Many generations of US swimmers will remember his example of merit and devotion for the Sport he loved.

In this moment of grief, FINA presents its heartfelt condolences to Mr. Daland’s family and friends, as well as to the entire US Swimming community.

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