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Tapper (blind swimming)

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A tapper in blind swimming is a person that taps a swimmer on the head when they are coming to a wall. Tappers may assist swimmers by running from one end of the pool to the other or several tappers may be used.[1] Tapper may also refer to the device used to reach the swimmer that consists of a long pole or stick with a tennis ball attached to the end.


  1. Tildesley, Donovan. "Swimming as a Totally Blind Athlete: What You Need to Know." 2001. Canadian Blind Monitor, Volume 11. Accessed on May 28, 2008.