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Handler

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noun - A handler is an individual who psychologically, emotionally, logistically, and/or physiologically help, train, aid, educate, motivate, organize, strategize, and/or support open water swimmers, triathlete, or other endurance athletes in their training sessions and/or competitions either in the pool, open bodies of water, or in land-based activities. An open water swimming trainer can also feed, navigate, paddle, kayak, treat (i.e., provide first aid), and/or escort an open water swimmer in their open water swimming training sessions, open water swimming competitions, solo swim, or relays.

Usage[edit]

The trainer was responsible for navigation and feeding on the marathon swim.

Synonyms[edit]

trainer, coach, assistant

Origin[edit]

Middle English coche, from Middle French, from German Kutsche, from Hungarian kocsi (szekér), literally, wagon from Kocs, Hungary First Known Use: 1556

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