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Erica Rose

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American Erica Rose competing in the 88 km Maratón Internacional Hernandarias – Parana in the Paraná River
Erica Rose at MIMS 2011 (photo by Tom McGann)

Erica Rose (born 1982) is a World Champion American open water swimmer from Cleveland Heights, Ohio who currently residing in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Open Water Swimming Career Highlights

USA Swimming Open Water Swimming Safety Task Force

Rose participated in the USA Swimming Open Water Swimming Safety Task Force, an investigative committee that reviewed and made recommendations about the circumstances around the death of Fran Crippen at a FINA-sanctioned professional marathon swim in Dubai. She participated as the Athlete Representative and was joined by Sid Cassidy (Coach and Technical Expert), Richard Pound (Chairman), Harold Cliff (as the Events Expert) and Dr. Scott Rodeo (Medical Consultant). Their recommendations were ultimately accepted by the FINA Bureau on 27 July 2012 as concrete means to improve safety in its open water swimming competitions.

Goals

The Task Force had three functions: (1) to review the findings of the independent USA Swimming investigation, (2) to solicit and consider other pertinent information from appropriate individuals and organizations, and (3) develop recommendations for the improvement of safety protocols, procedures and precautions arising from the death of Crippen. These recommendations were presented to USA Swimming and FINA in March 2011.

Members

Erica Rose - Athlete Representative
Sid Cassidy - Coach and Technical Expert
Richard Pound - Chairman
Harold Cliff - Events Expert
Dr. Scott Rodeo - Medical Consultant

Outcome

The recommendations were ultimately accepted by the FINA Bureau on 27 July 2012 as concrete means to improve safety in its open water swimming competitions.

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