Monday, July 13, 2009

Giving Yellow Cards In Open Water Swimming

During the USA Swimming National 10K Championship, the FINA Technical Open Water Swimming Committee chairman, Sid Cassidy, was the referee and was caught on tape giving a yellow flag to one of the swimmers.

The process of blowing a whistle, giving hand signals to the athletes, writing the swimmer’s number on the white board and reporting the infraction to the Chief Referee is rarely seen from shore or by spectators. However, the entire process can be seen in this short race video off the coast of Ft. Myers, Florida:

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