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Yellow Card

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Sid Cassidy giving a yellow card at the 2012 London Olympic Games 10 km marathon swim in the Serpentine
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 or a red card

noun - A yellow card (or yellow flag) is a yellow-colored penalty card that indicates an official warning to a swimmer due to unsportsmanlike conduct or an infraction of the rules during an open water race. Two yellow cards equal a Red Card which is an immediate disqualification.


The head referee gave a yellow card to the swimmer who cut across the back of his competitor.

Warning Whistles and Yellow Card

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


Yellow Flag, warning

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