|200? Great Alaska Open|
Championship men's team,
I mean look at those suits!
I was just reading an article in Scientific American entitled "Why is Swimming the Most Deadly Leg of a Triathlon?" SA reports that, while rare, the majority deaths that do occur in triathlons, do so during the swimming portion of the event. Most of these deaths are heart related, and due to the delay in treatment caused by getting them out of the water, they are most likely to pass during the swimming leg of the race than the bike and run, where help is more immediate.
Just something to think about at you next practice as you poke, prod, cajole, yell, etc for your swimmers to get in the water.