Following Crippen’s death, members of the swimming community and overall Olympic community were outraged with the lack of regulations at the site where Crippen drowned.
Is competitive swimming dangerous?
Competitive Swimming Risks
Because competitive swimmers are under regular physical strain and pressure to perform, they have a greater risk a greater risk for injury. In-pool injuries and fatigue can also increase the risk of accidental drowning.
Why do swimmers drown in lakes?
Cold urtica (i.e. anaphylactic shock to cold water), Hypothermia, Sticky mud (quicksand type) and getting entangled in vines / fishing lines – These are the top reasons for trained swimmers to drown in lakes.
What famous swimmer died?
Crippen died during an open water swimming race in the United Arab Emirates in 2010 at the age of 26.
|National team||United States|
|Born||April 17, 1984 Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|Died||October 23, 2010 (aged 26) Fujairah, United Arab Emirates|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
Has anyone ever died at the Olympics?
At the modern Olympic Games, up to and including the 2016 Summer Paralympics, 10 athletes have died while either competing in or practicing their sport. In addition, another 14 participants have died at the Olympics from other causes; 11 of these deaths resulted from the Munich massacre of 1972.