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Shoot the gap

From Openwaterpedia

verb - To shoot the gap is to swim either in a narrow space between two competitors, especially in a pack during an open water swimming competition or during a swim practice in a pool, or between a rocky point and a coastline in an open body of water.


The swimmer shot the gap between his competitors just before the final turn buoy. The swimmers shot the gap between the rocky arch and the shoreline during their circumnavigation swim.


with left to right, Steven Munatones, Matty Mitchell, and Hank Wise in Long Beach, California.

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