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WOWSA 19.0 – Blind Swimmers

WOWSA 19.1 – WOWSA open water swimming events encourage and support blind
swimmers to participate. Blind swimmers are allowed 3 general exceptions to the solo
swims performed by open water swimmers with sight:

(a) they can be tethered together in some fashion to another swimmer throughout
their swim for guidance,
(b) they can be led by swimmers who allow them to tap on their feet or other parts of
their body for guidance,
(c) they can be escorted by kayakers or paddlers or crew on an escort boat who
blow whistles for guidance (e.g., once for “go left” and twice for “go right”).

 

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