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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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backstroke flags

Sports; Swimming

These flags a 5 meters from the end of the pool and are 1.8 meters high. They help to serve as a reference point for swimmers doing the backstroke, so they are able to tell how ...

backstroke starting grips

Sports; Swimming

What Backstroke swimmers hold on to when they are starting a backstroke race.

bent arm stroke

Sports; Swimming

The correct method of stroke because it results in faster movements than a straight-arm stroke.


Sports; Swimming

A swimmer will take a breath every third arm stroke and the breath will be taken on alternating sides of the swimmers body.


Sports; Swimming

The starting blocks are the small platforms that swimmers stand on before the race starts and from which they dive into the pool. Starting blocks are between 50 and 75 centimeters ...

bow wave

Sports; Swimming

This is a wave that is created by the swimmer as they move rapidly through the water. The wave is created in front of the swimmers head.

relay exchange

Sports; Swimming

The exchange made between members on a relay team, which would be one swimmer who is in the water and the next swimmer who is on the starting block. In an ideal exchange the ...