Fairness And Objectivity In The Open Water World

Fairness And Objectivity In The Open Water World

In the sporting world, the issue of the encroachment of technology has always been a contentious issue. Usually the issue is more of an issue with administrators than it is for athletes who are interested in going faster, further, higher and stronger. Fortunately, in the open water swimming world, new technologies has been widely and quickly accepted.

From transponders to finish cameras, administrators, coaches and athletes have all understood that new technologies can make the job of officiating a race easier or making the sport safer. The players in the open water swimming world also understand that new technologies usually cost money – but these are sacrifices that are readily accepted. [Read More…]