2001 Paragon Award / Competitive Swimming
Director, Federation Internationale de Natation
"It is with joy and humility I accept the prestigious Paragon Award. My service to the FINA and world swimming community has been the work and goal of my life. Together our competition and cooperation promote the finest principles of sport and humanity.
Please send, to all my friends at ISHOF, my best wishes for an excellent ceremony and also ensure them of all my continued support."