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Maximum temperature set for open water swimming

July 17, 2013

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Swimming’s governing body is preparing to set a maximum water temperature of 87.8 degrees for open-water events.

The absence of a fixed limit came under scrutiny after an American swimmer, Fran Crippen, died during a sweltering 10-kilometer race in October 2010 in the United Arab Emirates.

The limit is expected to be approved Wednesday. A minimum temperature of 60.8 degrees remains in place.

AP

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