Ewen A Cameron
I was born on June 7, 1960 in Usk, South Wales, United Kingdom. My father is a British citizen, my mother was originally Dutch. In 1966 our family moved to Switzerland, where I received my primary and secondary education. I studied medicine at Basel University, graduating in 1985.
My thesis: "Conconi test for swimmers - A new way to evaluate performance capacity and to plan training", was accepted in March 1990. In 1994 I received my specialist accreditation as an Orthopaedic and Trauma surgeon. After a Fellowship Knee and Ankle surgery in Melbourne in 1994 and a position as senior registrar at the Royal Adelaide Hospital in 1995 I returned to Switzerland and after further hospital jobs as a consultant went into private practice in 2001.
Now I am a consultant at the Privatklinik Obach and the Medical Director of that clinic.
I am married to Ildiko, née Ruttkay, we have 3 children.
I had a brief career as a swimmer of national level, took up coaching in 1978, judging the same year and served my club first as technical director, later as president. In 1984 I became president of a regional federation and in 1988 the official team physician of the national swimming team.
I served as regional president a total of 20 years for two different regions and as CMO for 25 years, accompanying the teams to European and World Long and Short Course Championships, in total 13 times.
In 1993, 2001 and 2009 I also acted as Head of Delegation. In 2004 I was member of the Swiss Olympic Medical Team in Athens.
I was active in coaches’ education at our National Sports School for well over 20 years.
My wife and I coached and trained at clubs from 1985 onwar ds. In 1991 our swimmer, Urs Kohlhaas, qualified for the 2nd European Open Water Championships in Terracina, where he won the bronze medal over 25 k. Two years later he finished 5th in Slapy.
My two older children took up swimming and won a combined 10 national titles, setting several national age group records. Both swam internationally.
In 2011 I was appointed a member of the LEN Medical Committee, which I served until 2016. I acted as a medical delegate at the EC 2012 in Debrecen, EC 2014 in Berlin and EC 2016 in London. In 2012 I was engaged in the OW EC in Piombino and in 2013 in Balatonfüred, 2014 in Hoorn and 2015 in Eilat I was on duty for the OW LEN cup. In 2015 I organized and hosted a LEN Medical
Committee meeting in Zürich. In September 2016 I was elected Co-President of the Swiss Swimming Federation, together with
Bartolo Consolo and re-elected for another 4 years in April 2022.
Since 2017 I am a member of the FINA National Federations Relations Committee.