Sunday, October 24, 2010

10K Open Water Swim

I've never been to a 10K open water swim.

I am not sure I've even ever swam a mile in open water. I can't imagine swimming six! But it seems that now there is a 10K open water swim in the Olympics, more people are getting involved in these type races. Unfortunately, I heard about one swimmer who died this past weekend in just such a race in Dubai. The cause has not been determined but it is known that the water temperature was high and that the swimmer overexerted himself. Hopefully this unfortunate death will lead to better regulations and safety precautions in future races.

That I'd like to see.

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