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Monday, July 30, 2012
FINA Bureau Takes Large Steps In The Right Direction
On July 27th, FINA adopted a slew of improved measures to enhance safety at its FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup and FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix races.
Kudos go to the FINA Bureau for doing the right thing.
In no small part these new regulations were due in part because of a strong lobbying effort behind the scenes by countries and FINA Bureau members with a deep commitment to open water swimming. The 22-person FINA Bureau adopted a host of new regulations that were modeled after the recommendations made by the USA Swimming Open Water Task Force led by former IOC vice president Richard Pound and Sid Cassidy (Coach and Technical Expert) and suppported by Erica Rose (Athlete Representative), Dr. Scott Rodeo (Medical Consultant) and Harold Cliff (Events Expert).
Additionally, it was reported that the FINA water temperature study is being conducted at the University of Otago in New Zealand led by Dr. David Gerrard. The researchers will submit a maximum warm water temperature recommendation to FINA by the end of August 2012, and a cold water recommendation and final report to FINA by the end of November 2012.
Good progress and great news all around by the FINA administrators and decision-makers. Thank you very much.
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