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Warning whistle

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Photo by Javier Blazquez of Christine Jennings, surrounded by Olympian Angela Maurer on her left, Olympian Melissa Gorman on her right, and Olympian Poliana Okimoto behind her in the 5 km race at the 2008 World Open Water Swimming Championships in Sevilla, Spain in an example of open water swimming physicality including impeding that can lead to a yellow card

noun - A warning or warning whistle is a caution given by the head referee or assistant referees during an open water swimming competition due to any kind of physicality or impeding of one athlete by another. A warning is a lessor violation of the rules than a yellow card (or yellow flag) or a red card which are more serious violations.


The head referee gave numerous warnings to the swimmer who cut across the back of his competitor.

Warning Whistles and Yellow Card[edit]

Head referee Sid Cassidy giving out warning whistles and yellow cards during a USA Swimming National Open Water Swimming Championships in Fort Myers, Florida


warning, whistle

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