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9 - High waves (6-7 m) with dense foam. Strong gale (7 meters).10 - Very high waves. Visibility is reduced. Sea surface is white (9 meters).11 - Exceptionally high waves. Violent storm (11.5 meters).12 - Huge waves. Air filled with foam and spray. Hurricane (14+ meters).
(noun): The most direct and straightest route to a specific point during a race, albeitnot necessarily always the fastest route due to currents or waves.
The coach directed her swimmer to take a beeline to the next turn buoy.
[Origin: 1820–30, Americanism; BEE +LINE]. Synonyms: straight course, direct line, shortest route, straight line and Rhumb Line.
(noun): Any open body of water including an ocean, lake or sea, especially in termsof a venue for open water swimming.
The endurance athletes took to the Big Blue on their latest endurance challenge
. Synonym: open water, ocean, lake, sea.
(noun): To breathe on both the right and left sides during freestyleswimming.
He was able to check out the landmarks and competition on both sides due to hisbilateral breathing.
[Origin: 1765–75; bi- + lateral] + [Origin: 1350–1400; ME brethynge]
(noun): The production and emission of light by living organisms,including in the ocean, which can be seen on the surface of the water by swimmers. The termoriginates from Greek (
for 'living') and Latin (
for 'light'). It is a form of chemiluminescence where energy is released by a chemical reaction in the form of lightemission.
The channel swimmers were enthralled by the bioluminescence in the ocean
(noun, slang): An abundant layer of hypodermis, also called subcutaneous tissue,that is mainly used for fat storage and a natural means to help tolerate cold water by marathon swimmers. [Origin: bio + neoprene or polychloroprene, a synthetic rubber that isused for wetsuits. Neoprene is the DuPont trade name for its brand of polychloroprene].
Thechannel swimmer ate a box of donuts every morning in order to add to his layer of bioprene
(noun, slang): A swim at night when there is bioluminescence in the water. Thechannel swimmers greatly enjoyed their bio-swim with all the bioluminescence in the water.
(adjective): To get caught between swimmers in the front and back and/or on theleft and right sides so as to not be able to swim in the desired direction or at the desired pace,sometimes resulting in additional physical contact. To be closely surrounded by otherswimmers and unable to make a move within the pack.
The swimmer was boxed in betweenthree other swimmers after coming out of the turn.
Synonym: sandwiched and squeezed.
(noun): A cube-shaped marine creature that floats with the winds and currentswith a nearly transparent, slightly tinted body and long tentacles with stinging cells.
Theswimmer swam right into a brood of box jellyfish off of the coast and was stung badly on hisarms and face
. Synonyms: marine stinger, jellyfish, Portguese Man o War, sea wasp andstinger.
(verb): To speed up or increase the pace and/or alter the direction in order to
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