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Focus on safety in wake of ‘UAE Bid’

Earlier this month, Bonnie Ford of ESPN reported on the UAE’s proposal to host an elite 10-kilometer open water race in 2015 . On Thursday, October 23rd, we will remember the fourth anniversary of the death of Fran Crippen during an elite 10-kilometer open water race in the same country that wants it back – the UAE. We are grateful for the constant commitment to this story and the focus on athlete safety.  It is our withat this article and the anniversary of Fran’s death reminds people of the avoidable tragedy and  the life lost. We hope leaders of swimming’s governing bodies, coaches, and volunteers are reminded of the commitment we have to our athletes to protect them in and out of the water.

http://espn.go.com/olympics/swimming/story/_/id/11666904/new-uae-open-water-race-bid-draws-criticism-wake-fran-crippen-tragedy

 

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