Christos Garefis’ experience with sports is huge as well as his offer. A man who moves with stability and confidence and certainly a man who tries through sports to offer to society and individuals. With the essence of a sports and coaching career of decades in 4 different Olympic sports, Christos Garefis tries to transfer this useful knowledge for the benefit of all people and their daily lives.
The Greek superathlete started his athletic career in sailing and continued as a swimmer and water polo player with many distinctions and international participation. He has been PAOK’s swimming coach from 1978 to 1992, as well as National Swimming Coach, from 1982 to 1989. He has won 12th place in the 2004 Olympic Games in sailing, together with Danis Paschalidis, in the Tornado category. has twice conquered the 25 km swimming course of the Toroneos Gulf, is one of the top Greek triathletes, and in 1990 he finished in France the hardest race IRONMAN France Nice. At the same time, he is one of the top tennis players at the level of veterans, having won 68 tournaments from 1983 to 2011.
A versatile personality, he has a rich athletic and coaching activity in various sports, such as swimming, water polo, tennis, sailing, and triathlon. In triathlon, he is one of the most prolific Greek athletes. In 2015 he was crowned world champion in the 60+ category, winning the gold medal at the world championships in Chicago.
He is the director of the municipal swimming pool in Panorama, Thessaloniki, co-owner of the Salonica Tennis Club, prepares training programs, and collaborates as a Life Coach with the sponsor of the Network, I.E.K. DELTA 360.