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adjective, noun - Rotating arrow (or tripod or rotating arrow formation) refers to the formation of a 3-person relay team in team pursuit open water swimming competitions. In a rotating arrow formation, the lead swimmer is positioned slightly ahead of the 2 trailing swimmers in a tight pack in order to gain the advantage of drafting and navigating. The trailing swimmers position themselves on the left and right side of the lead swimmer and are generally not responsible for sighting or navigation. The trailing swimmers position themselves on the left and right side of the lead swimmer.

The German team used the rotating arrow formation during the team pursuit race at the World Championships.

Synonym

tripod

Team Pursuit Positions

Tripod or rotating arrow - formation shaped like an arrow with occasional changes of positions among the 3 swimmers
Arrow - no change in the positions among the 3 swimmers
Beeline - swimmers draft directly behind one another throughout the race
Rotating beeline or peloton - swimmers draft directly behind one another throughout the race, occasionally rotating positions
Hybrid - a combination of one or more of the other drafting techniques and formations

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