Open-water swimming is a rapidly growing sport discipline worldwide, and clinical problems associated with long-distance swimming are now better recognized and managed more effectively. The most prevalent medical risk associated with an open-water swimming event is hypothermia; therefore, the Federation Internationale De Natation (FINA) has instituted 2 rules to reduce this occurrence related to the minimum water temperature and the time taken to complete the race. Another medical risk that is relevant to open-water swimmers is heat stroke, a condition that can easily go unnoticed. The purpose of this review is to shed light on this physiological phenomenon by examining the physiological response of swimmers during long-distance events, to define a maximum water temperature limit for competitions. We conclude that competing in water temperatures exceeding 331C should be avoided

Macaluso, F., Barone, R., Isaacs, A.W., Farina, F., Morici, G., Di Felice, V. (2013). Heat Stroke Risk for Open-Water Swimmers During Long-Distance Events. WILDERNESS & ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE, 24(4), 362-365 [10.1016/j.wem.2013.04.008].

Heat Stroke Risk for Open-Water Swimmers During Long-Distance Events

BARONE, Rosario;FARINA, Felicia;MORICI, Giuseppe;DI FELICE, Valentina
2013-01-01

Abstract

Open-water swimming is a rapidly growing sport discipline worldwide, and clinical problems associated with long-distance swimming are now better recognized and managed more effectively. The most prevalent medical risk associated with an open-water swimming event is hypothermia; therefore, the Federation Internationale De Natation (FINA) has instituted 2 rules to reduce this occurrence related to the minimum water temperature and the time taken to complete the race. Another medical risk that is relevant to open-water swimmers is heat stroke, a condition that can easily go unnoticed. The purpose of this review is to shed light on this physiological phenomenon by examining the physiological response of swimmers during long-distance events, to define a maximum water temperature limit for competitions. We conclude that competing in water temperatures exceeding 331C should be avoided
2013
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Macaluso, F., Barone, R., Isaacs, A.W., Farina, F., Morici, G., Di Felice, V. (2013). Heat Stroke Risk for Open-Water Swimmers During Long-Distance Events. WILDERNESS & ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE, 24(4), 362-365 [10.1016/j.wem.2013.04.008].
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