Circle move

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noun - Circle move is a rarely used mid-race tactic in the sport of open water swimming where a leader literally swims in a quick circle so they are in a new position in the pack or relative to a competitor. It is used to throw off other competitors who are drafting or pacing off the leader who does the circle move quickly and without breaking stroke.

Origin

Usage dating to circa 2001 from Gerry Rodrigues in Santa Monica, California.

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