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Old 05-15-2013
caronis caronis is offline
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Originally Posted by Richardsk View Post
The 15-meter rule was introduced to avoid races being swum mainly under the water.
I suppose this is necessary because it would be a huge risk to swimmers by pushing themselves to hold their breath for as long as possible....In Santa Cruz, about a month ago, a child became totally unconscious while practicing an underwater drill and his father watched on while he was being resuscitated on the pool deck.
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