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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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fast pool

Sports; Swimming

Refers to a pool that has all of the latest technology that will keep waves to a minimum and simply means that the swimmers can swim faster times in a fast pool.

finish judge

Sports; Swimming

The finishing judge reports on the position (1,2,3 etc.) that the swimmers finish in.

flip turn

Sports; Swimming

When the swimmer gets near the wall and needs to turn around to start swimming back down the lane, they do a somersault, so there legs will be pointing toward the wall and they ...

back paddle

Sports; Swimming

A swimmer is on their back, their arms are at their side and their legs are kicking in a crawling motion.


Sports; Swimming

Officials in a swim meet include: a referee, a starter, finishing judges, stroke judges, turning judges, and timers. See each separate listing for details of each position.


Sports; Swimming

The swimmer starts in the water, they are holding on to the backstroke starting grips and have their feet, that must be completely underwater, against the wall of the pool. When ...