Sid Cassidy Talks To The World Of Open Water Swimming
FINA held its technical congresses for the sports of open water swimming and water polo today.
- Dominican Republic
- Faroe Islands
- Great Britain
- Hong Kong
- Virgin Islands
- North Macedonia
- New Zealand
- South Africa
- Sierra Leone
- Chinese Taipei
Strong open water swimming countries with a long history in the open water that were not present included the Netherlands, Ireland, Argentina, Croatia, and Brazil. Countries with well-known open water swimming events and swimmers that were not present included Estonia, Finland, Switzerland, Sweden, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Czech Republic, Guam, and India.
The main changes which were approved for open water swimming were:
Duties of Officials : The Chief Referee is enabled to enforce the disqualification of a competitor at the end of a race.
The Start : Approved swim caps are defined and the rule that Men’s events must always start before Women’s events is discontinued.
Read More: The FINA Technical Congress 2022 Round Up
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