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Of or pertaining to any organized, competitive, entertaining, and skillful activity or game requiring commitment, strategy, and fair play, in which a winner can be defined by objective means within a specified set of rules.

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Sports; Swimming

This is when a swimmer has their arms to the side and their legs together and is not making any swimming motions. Usually done under water and at the beginning of a race.


Sports; Swimming

Goggles are worn over the swimmers eyes to keep water from getting into their eyes. They are usually made of clear plastic.

grab start

Sports; Swimming

When a swimmer reaches down and takes hold of the starting block. The swimmer will put their hands in-between their feet or to the outside of their feet and then lead forward, ...

gravity waves

Sports; Swimming

These are the waves that are the result of the swimmers' bodies moving through the water. Gravity waves go down and forward from the swimmer, they then rebound off the bottom of ...


Sports; Swimming

When the hand enters the water. See Contact point.

false start

Sports; Swimming

When a swimmer leaves the starting block or moves on the block before race has officially started.

false start rope

Sports; Swimming

This is a rope that is 15 meters away from the starting line and if there is a false start the rope falls in the water.