Swimming is an extreme sport and so few people get that. I once called for triathletes to get swim a certification for certain distances via the United States Masters Swimming (USMS) but what do I know? I suppose 10-deaths a year is an acceptable casualty for the United States Triathlon governing body. How lame and tragic.
From the Sacramento Bee:
"... LAS VEGAS -- A 59-year-old man died Saturday while competing in the swimming leg of a triathlon in southern Nevada.
The Clark County Coroner's Office says Patrick Hayden was pronounced dead at 9:30 a.m. at Boulder City Hospital. ..."