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Review: Swimmer Buddy Safety Device

In the slowly growing world of open water swimming safety devices the SwimmerBuddy definitely stands out as the largest entry I know of. It’s basically a boogie board that’s been modified to be towed by a swimmer. It has a giant fin on the bottom, a pool noodle arch on top, and cargo netting on the deck. [...]
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Five-Member Panel to Review Findings in Death of Open Water Swimmer Fran Crippen - Safe Swimming Recommendations Outcome Sought

Aquatic Sports / Swimming : Mat's Swimming Blog (4 years ago)

Former IOC Vice President Richard Pound will chair the five-person Open Water Review Commission appointed by USA Swimming to review the findings of the independent investigation initiated by USA Swimming into the tragic death of Ope... Read Post

Protecting Open Water Swimmers - 2011 Open Water Safety Conference

Aquatic Sports / Swimming : Mat's Swimming Blog (4 years ago)

Sharks, jellyfish, currents, waves, hypothermia, hyperthermia and pollution. How are athletes protected in open water swimming events? How is water safety included in event planning and execution? This is the theme of the March 18 t... Read Post

Review: Swim Safety Device (SSD)

Aquatic Sports / Swimming : Rob Aquatics (4 years ago)

Having taken the Swim Safety Device out a few times now it’s become apparent that it intrigues even the most equipment eschewing open water swimmers. No matter how hardcore your stance is on adhering to channel rules you still worry... Read Post


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