This week, the Canadian Water Polo Hall of Fame and Water Polo Canada are proud to introduce the inductee into the Historical Figure Category for 2022, an individual which contribution to our sport is recognized by everyone and is a symbol of success in water polo and elsewhere, Frank Medek:
"Frank arrived in Canada in 1952 as a refugee from the former Czechoslovakia. His impact on water polo during the crucial transition period of the late 1950's and 1960's was among the most significant of any figure in the sport. Frank, a true visionary, was one of the key builders of the Canadian champion water polo teams at the Snowden YMHA, the East End Boys Club and Concordia University in Montreal. He made key business contacts that helped generate funds for international events, sending teams to Europe and hosting foreign teams. Frank became the first President of the modern era Canadian Water Polo Association and led the selection committee for the first ever men's national team to compete at the 1963 Pan American Games. Frank's visionary approach helped propel Canadian water polo into its current era."
Water Polo Canada and the Canadian Water Polo Hall of Fame Committee would like to congratulate Frank Medek for his induction and thank him for all the great years given to his sport and his community. Mr Medek, your unique contribution is cherished by many accross Canada and will be remembered!
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