Swimming: Death probe prompts season reschedule

World governing body FINA has announced the re-scheduling of the 2011 10-kilometre Swimming World Cup.

The organisation is continuing its investigation into the death of American swimmer Fran Crippen in an open water race in the United Arab Emirates in October. The 26-year-old was found unconscious after failing to finish the world cup 10km event in Fujairah with hot water temperatures one of the factors being investigated. Both FINA and USA Swimming have launched investigations into the tragic events in which Crippen became the first athlete to die in FINA competition.

The 2011 FINA Open Water Swimming season will now start on January 23 in Argentina.