USA Swimming has officially released new recommendations from the five-person commission appointed to investigate circumstances surrounding the death of open water swimmer Fran Crippen at a FINA race in the UAE last fall.
The non-binding recommendations include several specific guidelines
including recommending implementing maximum and minimum water
temperatures and that all race organizers have a safety plan in
“This commission was given two specific charges, and those
were to report the circumstances that led to the death of this
young athlete, and to provide recommendations to ensure that such a
tragedy does not happen again,” said Open Water Commission
Chair Dick Pound in a press release. The committee will remain
active pending a final report from FINA.