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Swimmer spotter

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noun - A swimmer spotter is an individual on an escort boat or official's boat during an open water swimming competition who specifically serves to identify individuals in the water as a means to maintain in-the-water safety standards and to avoid unanticipated collisions between swimmers in the water and watercraft along the course.

Origin

First used by United States Masters Swimming circa 2014 in its 2014 risk management policies.

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