Duty of care

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noun - Duty of care is a concept and obligation to place the safety of an open water swimmer, escort crew including kayakers, paddlers, and pace swimmers above all other goals of an open water swim including the desire by the swimmer to finish the swim.

In tort law, a duty of care is a legal obligation which is imposed on an individual requiring that they adhere to a standard of reasonable care while performing any acts that could foreseeably harm others.

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