Stathis Avramidis

Stathis Avramidis, PhD is an internationally acknowledged award-winning water safety authority. He is Advisor of Health Education-Accident Prevention (General Secretariat of Public Health – Ministry of Health), Associate (Hellenic Centre for Disease Control and Prevention), and Lifesaving Sport Director (Hellenic Federation of Underwater Activity). He was also a Lecturer of Aquatics/Visiting Research Fellow (Leeds Metropolitan University). One of the most prolific water safety authors in the world, he authored about 300 publications/conference presentations. His was honored with two Aquatic Safety Awards (International Swimming Hall of Fame), two Diplomas (Royal Life Saving Society Commonwealth whose patron is Queen Elizabeth II), the Best Young Film Director (International Aquatic History Symposium and Film Festival whose Chief Film Judge was the Creator of Baywatch), and was enlisted among the “Fifty Greatest Watermen of Open Water Swimming History” (World Open Water Swimming Association). After he co-authored the book “Near-Death Experiences while Drowning”, he concluded that the most important things in life are our acts of love and learning.