Cruel, stupid and dangerous! What "genius" at FINA even remotely thought that 88-degrees-Fahrenheit is a safe temp to swim in?
From Associated Press:
ROME (AP) Swimming's governing body is preparing to set a fixed maximum water temperature that doesn't meet U.S. standards that were introduced after the death of American swimmer Fran Crippen.
At meetings in Barcelona this week, FINA is about to set an upper limit of 31 degrees Celsius (87.8 Fahrenheit) for open water events.
USA Swimming set a domestic limit of 29.45 Celsius (85 Fahrenheit) in the wake of Crippen's death during a sweltering 10-kilometer race in the United Arab Emirates in October, 2010.