Giving Yellow Cards In Open Water Swimming

Courtesy of WOWSA, Fort Myers, Florida.

During the USA Swimming National Open Water Swimming Championship, the FINA Technical Open Water Swimming Committee member Sid Cassidy was the Chief 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 whiteboard and reporting the infraction to the Chief Referee is rarely seen from shore or by spectators.

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