A rainstorm brought significantly cooler temperatures to the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim venue yesterday in Beijing.
Water Temperature: 28ºC (82ºF)
Air Temperature: 28ºC (82ºF)
Given the weather conditions earlier in the week, this is a great relief to all athletes, coaches...and medical personnel.
Please send in your suggestions on how to avoid hyperthermia under such conditions. Add your comment below or send your recommendations directly to headcoach@10Kswim.com. Suggestions will be posted during the NBC Olympics live webcast on the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim events on August 19th and 20th.
Photo at the end of the 10K women's qualification swim in Seville by Javier Blazquez where the water and air temperatures were not nearly as high as Beijing is.