4-wide

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Pack swimming with several 4-wides at the USA Swimming National Open Water Swimming Championships in Fort Myers, Florida
noun - 4-wide (Four-wide) is a formation of four open water swimmers or triathletes swimming side-by-side during a race or training session.

There was a 4-wide coming around the last turn buoy.

Its equivalents (3-wide, 5-wide, 6-wide, etc.) are used when there are more individuals swimming side-by-side.

Origin

Usage dating to circa 2001 from Steven Munatones in Huntington Beach, California as adopted from the modern-day application of a NASCAR term.

4-wide example


with Darren Miller, Jamie Patrick, Jen Schumacher and Oliver Wilkinson across the Strait of Gibraltar

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