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From Openwaterpedia

noun, adjective - Three-way (or three-way crossing) is a solo open water swim or a relay that continues three consecutive times across a channel, lake, river or other open body of water. Traditionally, there can be up to a ten-minute break at the shoreline between each crossing.


  • The swimmer set the record for a three-way crossing in the Catalina Channel.
  • The relay negative split its three-way crossing of the English Channel, swimming one hour faster in the second crossing than the first.
  • She was planning on a three-way crossing of the Strait of Gibraltar.


Triple-crossing, triple crossing, 3-way, three-way crossing

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