Tape Hints At Physicality In Open Water

Tape Hints At Physicality In Open Water

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

At the FINA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup race during 60th Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean in Canada, the women hinted a bit at the rough-and-tumble, competitive world of elite professional marathon swimming.

Emily Brunemann, Caitlin Nolan and Heather Maitland all use masking tape on their swim caps in order to prevent their competitors from knocking off their goggles from their head during the race.

Examples of physicality in the sport of open water swimming include bumping, impeding, scratching, pulling on legs or arms, cutting off, veering into, tapping or touching repeatedly, slapping, clipping, conking, swiping, whacking, pulling off goggles or swim caps, obstructing, ziplining, interfering, pummeling, nudging, punching, kicking, elbowing, pushing, jostling, shoving, crowding, banging against, smacking, smashing into or pressing against another athlete, shoreline, river bank, turn buoy, feeding station, escort boat, kayaker, paddler or other fixed or moving object.

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