Tag Archives: Swimming Death in Triathlon

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Yesterday we looked at the possible causes for the deaths of swimmers in Triathlon and other open water competition. Pre-existing cardiac conditions may be one plausible theory. One such pre-existing condition could be “Long QT syndrome.” This is an “inherited defect in heart rhythm that predisposes to syncope without warning (sudden fainting spells), dizziness, palpitations,

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Swimming Deaths in Triathlon – Possible Causes

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Having discussed the triathlon swimming deaths with USAT CEO Rob Urbach, family of the athletes and read the accounts of these tragedies, there are several facts that perhaps point to a reason for these “unexplained fatalities.” The sport of Triathlon is very safe, as USAT sanctioned races have a number of rules in place to

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