Achille Ferrero (1993-2013)

Italy

Achille Ferrero  (1993-2013) Achille Ferrero was born in 1933 and he is the President of CMAS since 1993. He lives in Pavia ( ITA).

Fulfilled positions:

  • He achieved the degree of CMAS Instructor *** - 1967, Genoa - Nervi (ITA)
  • Creator and President of the first UW club in the province of Pavia - 1968, Pavia (ITA)
  • Co-opted in FIPS Provincial Board, as Responsible for UW Sector - 1969, Pavia (ITA)
  • The club obtained the recognition as "School of the Federation" under his direction - 1972, Rome (ITA) 
  • Co-opted in the National UW Commission - 1975, Rome (ITA)
  • He is elected as President of the Finswimming Sector- Orienteering of FIPS - 1981, Rome (ITA)
  • He became Member of FIPS Steering Board - 1981, Rome (ITA)
  • President of the Organising Committee of the 1st National Technical Clinic on Finswimming - 1984, Orta - Novara (ITA)
  • C.M.A.S. General Assembly - 1985 Miami (USA)
    He is elected as Member of the International Finswimming Commission
  • President of the Organising Committee of the 1st International Technical Clinic on Finswimming: aspects and problems of Finswimming during youth - 1985, Verona (ITA)  
  • President of the Organising Committee of the 2nd International Technical Clinic on Finswimming: Finswimming and Performance, theory and practice - 1986 Verona (ITA)
  • C.M.A.S.  General Assembly - 1987, Malta (MLT)
    He is elected President of the International Finswimming Commission
  • President of the Organising Committee of the 3rd International Technical Clinic on Finswimming: the agonistic specialization in Finswimming - 1988, Pisa (ITA) 
  • President of the Organising Committee of the World Finswimming Championships -1990, Rome (ITA)
  • President of the Organising Committee of the 4th International Technical Clinic on Finswimming - 1990, Venice (ITA)
  • C.M.A.S. General Assembly - 1991, Sharm El Sheikh (EGY)
    He is elected President of the Sports Committee
  • C.M.A.S.  General Assembly - 1993, Nicosia (CYP)
    He is elected President of the Confédération Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques.
  • C.M.A.S. General Assembly - 1995, Mauritius (MRI)
    He is elected again as  President of the  Confédération Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques
  • C.M.A.S.  General Assembly - 1997. Lausanne (SUI)
    He is elected again as President of the  Confédération Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques.
  • President  of the Organising Committee of the Finswimming Gala on the occasion of the Mediterranean Games - 1997, Bari (ITA)
  • He promoted and participated at the creation of  CMAS Arab Zone - 1997, Aqaba (JOR)
  • C.M.A.S.  General Assembly - 2001, Munich (MON)
    He is elected again as President of the  Confédération Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques.
  • He is elected Member of the Auditors Board of the Association of the International Olympic Committee Recognized International Sports Federations (ARISF) - 2001, Singapore (SIN)
  • He promoted the creation of "CMAS Games" for all sports disciplines of the Confederation - 2003, Rome (ITA)
  • He promoted in collaboration with CIPS the inclusion of Spearfishing in the "Sea Games" - 2004, Lisbon (POR)
  • C.M.A.S.  General Assembly - 2005, Seville (ESP)
    He is elected again as President of the  Confédération Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques.
  • C.M.A.S.  World Games - 2007, Bari (ITA)
    He inaugurated the first edition of CMAS World Games
  • C.M.A.S.  General Assembly - 2009, Phuket (THA)
    He is elected again as President of the  Confédération Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques

 

Medals:

  •  Silver Star to the Sports Merit of the Italian NOC "For the service done in favour of the Italian Sport. - 1986, Rome (ITA)
  •  Gold Star to the Sports merit by the Italian NOC "For the service done in favour of the Italian Sport" - 1991, Rome (ITA)
  •  "Écusson d'or du Comité Sportif de la C.M.AS." - 1992, Rome (ITA)
  •  Honorary Citizenship of Ilo Town in Peru - 1994, IIlo (PER)
  • "Médaille du Centenarie" by the IOC "en reconnaissance des servis rendus au mouvement olympique". 1994, Lausanne (SUI) 
  •  Honorary Citizenship of Santiago de Cali Town - 1998, Santiago de Cali (COL)
  •  Gold Medal by the Minister of Youth and Sport of the French Republic as " recognition of the excellent services provided to Sport in UW activities and his commitment in protecting sea environment at International level" - 1998, Paris (FRA)
  • "Claque d'Honneur"  of the Olympic Territorial Committee of New Caledonia - 1999, Rome (ITA)
  • "Pavesi nel mondo"  Prix by the Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Agriculture and Craft - 2002, Pavia (ITA)
  • Honorary Citizenship of Iquique Town( Chile) for the support and promotion offered to Spearfishing - 2004, Iquique (CHI)
  • Gold Trident by the International Academy of UW Sciences and Techniques - 2011  

 

Publications:

  • He collaborated in writing the new FIPS Statutes establishing the recognition of UW activities- Finswimming and Orienteering - 1980, Rome (ITA)
  • He wrote the 1st text of "Procedures and obligations for the organisation of C.M.A.S. Championships" - 1992, Rome (ITA)